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Anna Maria Geertruida Schmidt (Kapelle, May 20 1911 - Amsterdam, May 21 1988), was a dutch poet and writer[1]. Amongst her works are poems, songs, plays, musicals and radio-television drama, although she is most known because of her work in children's literature achieving the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1988.[2] She died through euthanasia in 1994, the morning after her 84th birthday.[3]

Early Life

Annie M.G. Schmidt was born in a family that lost two little girls before her, both of them were bearing her name. Because of that, her mother was constantly worried about her safety and dedicated much time to her.[4] Being a retired teacher, she learned her daughter to read at an early age.[5] Her brother was eight years older, and extremely different than she. While he had a lot of friends

References

  1. Dossier Annie MG Schmidt (1911-1995). Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
  2. About Annie. De officiële website van Annie M.G. Schmidt en Fiep Westendorp. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
  3. The Dood in Nederland website reads "Uiteindelijk zag ze het niet meer zitten en besloot ze de dag na haar 84ste verjaardag euthanasie te plegen.". Translation: "Finally she couldn't stand it anymore and the day after her 84th birthday she decided to euthanatize herself." Retrieved on 2008-03-10
  4. Album - Hands. De officiële website van Annie M.G. Schmidt en Fiep Westendorp. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  5. Album - Willem Kloos. De officiële website van Annie M.G. Schmidt en Fiep Westendorp. Retrieved on 2008-03-11.