Marilena Henny

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Marilena Henny

(1921-04-22)April 22, 1921
DiedFebruary 25, 1993(1993-02-25) (aged 71)
MovementMontessori education
SpousesJan Henny
  • Pieter Henny : Patricia Wallner (first spouse)
  • Alexander Henny
  • Helen Henny

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Marilena Henny – Montessori (1919 – 2009) was the firstborn child of Mario and Helen Montessori. Marilena's involvement in the Montessori educational sphere was indirect and primarily materialized through her husband, Jan Henny. A financial expert, Jan provided his skills to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) as treasurer around the year 1980[1].

Montessori Involvement of Marilena's Family

Even though Marilena herself did not have a notable role in the Montessori world, her family members did. Patricia Wallner, the first spouse of Marilena's son Pieter, was an AMI trainer on the Assistants to Infancy level. Marilena's other son, Alexander, contributed his services to AMI as a member of both the Board and the Executive Committee for a period. Furthermore, Alexander is at the helm of the Montessori-Pierson Publishing Company, which is responsible for publishing established books and unissued lectures by Dr. Maria Montessori in book format[1].


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Montessori Family by Fred Kelpin