|Pictured in 1913|
75 years ago today, British children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter died of complications from pneumonia and heart disease at the age of 77.
The creator of such loved characters as Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more was also a natural scientist and conservationist, being widely respected in the field of mycology.
Born into a well-to-do family in Kensington,
in 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter wrote 30 books in total, being fondly remembered
for her 23 children’s tales. On her death on 22nd December 1943, she
left the majority of her sizeable estate and property to the National Trust. London
Her books continue to sell to this day, bringing the stories of her created animal characters to life for millions of children (and adults) worldwide.