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Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter (July 28 1866-December 22, 1943) was a British children's book author and illustrator.

She wrote twenty-three books:

In her later years she bought and ran a sheep farm in the English Lake District; she loved the landscape, and with the steady stream of royalties from her books she bought up large areas of local land. She had been a friend of one of the founders of the National Trust, and in her will, much of the property was left to the Trust— cottages, 15 farms, 4000 acres of land— to ensure that its beauty could remain unspoiled. Her legacy is now the Lake District National Park.

Beatrix Potter died in Sawrey, Lancashire on December 22, 1943.

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