Fortuyn-Leenmans, Margaretha Droogleever (1909–1998)

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Fortuyn-Leenmans, Margaretha Droogleever (1909–1998)

Dutch poet and psychiatrist. Name variations: Margaretha Leenmans; (pseudonym) M. Vasalis or Maria Vasalis (Vasalis is Latin for Leenmans). Born Feb 13, 1909, in The Hague, Netherlands; died Oct 16, 1998, in Roden, Netherlands.

Studied medicine and anthropology and worked as a doctor and children's psychiatrist; writings, which achieved popular and critical success, include Parken en woestijnen (1940), Onweer (1940), De vogel Phoenix (1947), Vergezichten en gezichten (1954), Kunstenaar en verzet (1958). Awarded P.C. Hooft Prize (1982) for complete oeuvre.