Ende, Michael

BORN 12 Nov 1929, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern - DIED 28 Aug 1995, Filderstadt-Bonlanden, Baden-Württemberg
CAUSE OF DEATH cancer of the stomach
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (212-W-3)

Son of the surrealist painter Edgar Ende. He took acting lessons at Otto Falckenberg's school in Munich and worked as an actor, a cabaret artist and as a movie critic. In 1960 he published his first book for children, "Jim Knopf und Lukas, der Lokomotivführer". It was eventually translated into twenty languages. In 1964 he married the actress Ingeborg Hoffmann.

In 1971 he moved to Rome with Ingeborg. He published more children's books. His best known work is "Die unendliche Geschichte" ("The Never Ending Story"). "Momo" (1973) was also internationally successful.

Ende also wrote libretto's for operas and operettas. After the death of his wife in 1985 he returned to Germany and he married the translator Mariko Sato om 4 Sep 1989. He died in 1995 near Stuttgart of cancer of the stomach. His grave monument at the Waldfriedhof in Munich refers to his work and was designed by Ludwig Valentin Angerer.

• Wife: Hoffmann, Ingeborg (1964-1985, Roma, Lazio)


The grave of Michael Ende at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)


ARD/ZDF Videotext
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo? - Teil 2 -, Weitere Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1997
Michael Ende - Wikipedia

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Published: 26 Dec 2010
Last update: 07 May 2022