Beatrix Potter





Beatrix Potter

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born
in Kensington, London, England, The United Kingdom
July 28, 1866

died
December 22, 1943

gender
female

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Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly
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“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ”
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“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
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“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”
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