Beatrix Potter was a native of England. She is best known as the author and illustrator of over 20 children’s books starring such characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Benjamin Bunny. Potter was also a successful farmer, conservationist and natural scientist. She left much of her land holdings to the National Trust, part of which now constitutes the Lake District National Park in England.
Helen Beatrix Potter was born at West Brompton, Kensington, London in 1866. She was educated privately by governesses. During her childhood she spent her holidays in the Lake District and in Scotland where she developed a strong interest in the flora and fauna of the countryside. She published her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1902. The publication was a success and was followed by more than 20 other children’s books.
In 1905 Potter moved to live in the Lake District where she bought Hill Top Farm. She continued to write but in later years she purchased additional farms and concentrated on farming. Her books are still popular with children worldwide. They continue to sell and are often depicted in film.
Beatrix Potter was born in the year 1866 On This Day.