Commemoratives of Famous Women for 1 February 2012

A list of famous women whose birthday or death occurred on this date. The information is drawn from the FemBio Database and is updated daily. If you would like to learn more about the individual women or about future commemoratives, please consult the Database.


16 birthdays and 20 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 1 February 2012

130. birthday: Marie Majerová

* 1 February 1882 in Uvaly/Böhmen
† 16 January 1967 in Prag

120. birthday: Else Wegener, geb. Köppen
German wife and biographer of Alfred Wegener
* 1 February 1892 in Hamburg
† 27 August 1992 in Sindelfingen

90. birthday: Renata Tebaldi
Italian singer
* 1 February 1922 in Pesaro
† 19 December 2004 in Rep. di San Marino

242. birthday: Joanna Graham Bethune

* 1 February 1770 in Fort Niagara
† 28 July 1860 in New York

164. birthday: Cordelia Howard
American actress
* 1 February 1848 in Providence
† 8 August 1941 in Bourne, MA

161. birthday: Annette Essipova
Russian pianist
* 1 February 1851 in Petersburg
† 18 August 1914 in ebd.

139. birthday: Dame Clara Butt
English singer (alto)
* 1 February 1873 in Southwick
† 23 January 1936 in Worthsloke, Oxford

134. birthday: Hattie Wyatt Caraway
American
* 1 February 1878 in Bakerville, Tenn.
† 21 December 1950 in Falls Church, Va.

124. birthday: Winifred Goldring
American paleontologist
* 1 February 1888 in Kenwood b. Albany, N.Y.
† 30 January 1971 in Albany, NY

123. birthday: Gertrude Caton-Thompson
English archeologist
* 1 February 1889 in London
† 18 April 1985 in Broadway, Engl.

122. birthday: Germaine Lubin
French singer
* 1 February 1890 in Paris
† 27 October 1979 in Paris

112. birthday: Anna Alexandrowna Leporskaja
Russian
* 1 February 1900 in Tschernigow
† 14 March 1982 in Leningrad

94. birthday: Muriel Spark
English-Scottish writer
* 1 February 1918 in Edinburgh
† 13 April 2006 in Civitella della Chiana, Toskana

76. birthday: Andreina Ardizzone Emeri
Italian politician, lawyer, feminist
* 1 February 1936 in Bozen
† 30 July 1985 in auf einer Reise am Nordkap, Norwegen


Fembiography of Andreina Ardizzone Emeri
Fembiography of Andreina Ardizzone Emeri (German)

73. birthday: Jekaterina Sergejewna Maximowa, Maksimowa
Russian dancer
* 1 February 1939 in Moskau /Moscow
† 28 April 2009

53. birthday: Barbara Auer
German actress
* 1 February 1959 in Konstanz

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days of death 01.02.2012

175. day of death: Duan Wang
Chinese poet, literary scholar, historian
* 28 February 1793 in Hangzhou, Provinz Zhejiang
† 1 February 1839 in Hangzhou, Provinz Zhejiang


Fembiography of Duan Wang (German)

190. day of death: Maria Theresia von Paradis
Austrian pianist, composer, singer
* 15 May 1759 in Wien / Vienna
† 1 February 1824 in Wien / Vienna


Fembiography of Maria Theresia von Paradis (German)

120. day of death: Léonide-Alexandrine Leblanc
French actress
* 8 December 1842 in Dampierre (Loiret
† 1 February 1894 in Paris

115. day of death: Gisela von Lorinser
Austrian
* 27 September 1856 in Kalksburg
† 1 February 1899 in Wien

105. day of death: Natalie Liebknecht
German socialist, wife of Wilhelm and mother of Karl Liebknecht
* 19 July 1835 in Darmstadt
† 1 February 1909

35. day of death: Luise Albertz
German
* 22 June 1901 in Duisburg
† 1 February 1979 in Oberhausen

309. day of death: Sophie Charlotte Königin in Preußen
Prussian queen
* 30 October 1668 in Osnabrück, Iburg bei
† 1 February 1705 in Hannover


Fembiography of Sophie Charlotte Königin in Preußen
Fembiography of Sophie Charlotte Königin in Preußen (German)

119. day of death: Mary Thornycroft
English
* 1814 in Thornham (Norfolk)
† 1 February 1895 in London

101. day of death: Anne Richmond French Warner
American writer
* 14 October 1869 in Saint Paul, MN
† 1 February 1913 in Dorset, England

77. day of death: Marguerite Audoux
French writer
* 7 July 1863 in Sancoins
† 1 February 1937 in St. Raphael

74. day of death: Hedwig Bleuler-Waser
Swiss writer, temperance activist
* 29 December 1869 in Zürich
† 1 February 1940 in Zollikon b. Zürich

73. day of death: Lina Hähnle
German
* 3 February 1851 in Sulz am Neckar
† 1 February 1941 in Giengen a.d. Brenz

68. day of death: Vera Cushman
American
* 19 September 1876 in Ottawa, IL
† 1 February 1946 in Savannah, GA

48. day of death: Hedda Hopper
American
* 2 June 1885 in Hollidaysburg, PA
† 1 February 1966 in Los Angeles, CA

28. day of death: Alva Myrdal
Swedish social reformer; Nobel laureate (peace, 1980)
* 31 January 1902 in Uppsala
† 1 February 1986 in Stockholm


Fembiography of Alva Myrdal (German)

17. day of death: Kiki Kogelnik
Austrian painter, Pop artist, feminist
* 22 January 1935 in Bleiburg, Kärnten
† 1 February 1997 in Wien / Vienna

12. day of death: Hildegard Knef
German actress, author, singer
* 28 December 1925 in Ulm
† 1 February 2002 in Berlin

11. day of death: Kalpana Chawla
Indian-American Astronaut, Aerospace engineer
* 1 July 1961 in Karnal, India
† 1 February 2003 in über/above Texas

11. day of death: Laurel Clark
American physician; Space Shuttle Columbia Mission Specialist 4
* 10 March 1961
† 1 February 2003

2. day of death: Wyslawa Szymborska
Polish poet, Nobel laureate (1996, literature)
* 2 July 1923 in Bnin (heute e. Teil v. Kornik) b. Posen
† 1 February 2012 in Krakau


Fembiography of Wyslawa Szymborska (German)

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