Schmidt, Annie M.G.

BORN 20 May 1911, Kapelle, Zeeland - DIED 21 May 1995, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
BIRTH NAME Schmidt, Annie Maria Geertruida
CAUSE OF DEATH suicide with pills
GRAVE LOCATION Amsterdam, Noord-Holland: Zorgvlied, Amsteldijk (O-II-170)

Annie M.G. Schmidt grew up in Zeeland and trained as a librarian. She worked in that area until 1946. In 1947 she started writing for the Newspaper "Het Parool" and also wrote songs and sketches for the cabaret artists Wim Kan and Wim Sonneveld.

During the early fifties she started working for the radio and for the theatre. During the sixties she wrote the television series "Ja Zuster Nee Zuster", but she became best known for writing children's books and her creation "Jip and Janneke" (illustrated by by Fiep Westendorp) was very successful. "Minoes" (1970) was turned into a movie in 2001.

In 1995 she died in Amsterdam. Only several years after her death it became known that she had killed herself with a combination of pills and alcohol.


The grave of Annie M.G. Schmidt at the Zorgvlied cemetery in Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (16 Jun 2002)


The grave of Annie M.G. Schmidt at Zorgvlied, Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (14 Jul 2005)


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Published: 13 Dec 2009
Last update: 02 May 2022