US (Austrian Tyrolean-born) juvenile author and illustrator
1898 – Born on the 27th of April in Meran, Austria today in Italy.
1917 – He joined the U.S. Army but was not ordered to Europe because of his German heritage.
Became an officer and rose to second lieutenant.
1918 – Became naturalized as an American citizen.
1930s – He met May Massee the children’s book editor at Viking Press who became a sort of partner.
1934 – Published a number of children’s books beginning with Hansi.
1939 – First Madeline book was published and was actually rejected by Viking and published by Simon and
1950 – He wrote "Madeline’s Rescue" and received Caldecott Medal 1953.
1962 – Ludwig Bemelmans died on 1st of October.