Dick Bruna

Dutch writer and illustrator

Hendrik Magdalenus "Dick" Bruna (23 August 1927 – 16 February 2017) was a Dutch writer, illustrator and graphic designer. He wrote and illustrated over 200 children's books. He was best known for his creating the character Miffy (Dutch: nijntje). His last book, Queen Miffy, was published in 2007. He was born in Utrecht.

Bruna in November 2007

Bruna died on 16 February 2017 in Utrecht, at the age of 89.[1]


  1. Corder, Mike (17 February 2017). "Dick Bruna, 'spiritual father' of rabbit Miffy, dies at 89". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 February 2017.