Potter, Beatrix

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Potter, Beatrix Gender: F
Helen Beatrix Potter
born on 28 July 1866
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Beatrix Potter (1913)


English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902). This book has been translated into 36 languages, and with 45 million copies sold it is one of the best-selling books of all time.

In all, Potter wrote thirty books; the best known being her twenty-three children's tales. With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, in 1905 Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, a village in the Lake District which at that time was in Lancashire. Over the following decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.

In 1913, at the age of 47, she married William Heelis, a respected local solicitor from Hawkshead. Potter was also a prize-winning breeder of Herdwick sheep and a prosperous farmer keenly interested in land preservation.

Potter died of pneumonia and heart disease on 22 December 1943 at her home in Near Sawrey at the age of 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust. She is credited with preserving much of the land that now constitutes the Lake District National Park. Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world in many languages with her stories being retold in song, film, ballet, and animation, and her life depicted in a feature film and television film.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Bonham Carter, Helena (born 26 May 1966). Notes: 1990 film "The Early Life of Beatrix Potter"
  • role played of/by Zellweger, Renée (born 25 April 1969). Notes: 2006 film "Miss Potter"


  • Relationship : Marriage 15 October 1913 (William Heelis)
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  • Death by Disease 22 December 1943 (Pneumonia and heart disease, age 77)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from The V&A Beatrix Potter Collections website [1]; no time recorded.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (1913–1943)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Married at age 47)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Misc. : Animal Breeder/Trainer (Breeder of Herdwick sheep)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession