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Knowledge Identifier: +Johanna_Spyri
Swiss author, best known for her book Heidi
Born in 1827.
Country: Switzerland (100%)
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Johanna Spyri was born in 1827
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
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Her husband and her only child, a son named Bernard, both died in 1884.
Alone, she devoted herself to charitable causes and wrote over fifty more stories before her death in 1901.
Johanna Spyri died in 1901
In April 2010 a professor, searching for children's illustrations, found a book written in 1830 by a German history teacher, Adam von Kamp, that Spyri may have used as a basis for Heidi.