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Profile of the Day: James Barrie

On this day in 1860, author James Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. Today he is best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

Image: J.M. Barrie / Library of Congress

James Matthew Barrie was the ninth of ten children born to David Barrie, a weaver, and Margaret Ogilvy. As a child, Barrie and his mother often entertained each other by telling stories.

The character of Peter Pan first appeared in the novel, The Little White Bird, in 1902. By 1904, Barrie had turned the character into the focus of his most popular work, Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.

Do you remember hearing the story of Peter Pan and Neverland when you were growing up?

Explore James Barrie’s family tree on Geni and discover how you’re related to the popular author.

View James Barrie’s Geni Profile

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