J. E. Zeylmans van Emmichoven
Johannes Emanuel Zeylmans van Emmichoven (1926–2008) was a Dutch editor, writer, publisher, and devoted anthroposophist. His father, Frederik Willem Zeylmans van Emmichoven, was a psychiatrist and anthroposophic physician. Johannes Emanuel’s main work is the multi-volume biography of Dr. Ita Wegman’s lifework and legacy, originally in three large volumes. The complete, unabridged edition is available only in German and Hungarian. He settled in Germany late in life and, at the age of seventy-five “discovered” Hungary in connection with Hungarian translations of his works. He first visited Hungary in 2001 and returned three more times. He was last treated in Budapest on Pentecost 2003, when he fell ill. Here he continued to work on his fourth volume on Ita Wegman for the remainder of his life.