Commemoratives of Famous Women for 2 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.


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

birthdays 2 February 2012

75. birthday: Lea Ackermann
German nun; activist against traficking in women, founder of SOLWEDI (Solidarity with women in distress)
* 2 February 1937 in Völklingen

115. birthday: Ossi Oswalda
German actress
* 2 February 1897 in Niederschönhausen (Berlin)
† 17 July 1947 in Prag

115. birthday: Gertrude Blanch (Gittel Kamovitz)
American mathematician
* 2 February 1897 in Kolno, Polen
† 1 January 1996

519. birthday: Bona Sforza
Italian
* 2 February 1493 in Vigevano b. Mailand
† 9 November 1557 in Bari

429. birthday: Anna Roemers Visscher
Dutch poet, painter
* 2 February 1583 in Amsterdam
† 6 December 1651 in Alkmaar

267. birthday: Hannah More
English writer
* 2 February 1745 in Stapleton b. Bristol
† 7 September 1833 in Clifton

234. birthday: Mary Anne Talbot
English
* 2 February 1778 in London
† 4 February 1808 in ebd.

212. birthday: MELANIE Hahnemann

* 2 February 1800 in Paris
† 25 May 1878 in Paris

201. birthday: Delia Bacon
American literary scholar
* 2 February 1811 in Tallmadge (Ohio)
† 2 September 1859 in New York

186. birthday: Louise Japha (Langhans- Japha)

* 2 February 1826 in Hamburg
† 13 October 1910 in Wiesbaden

186. birthday: Franziska Nietzsche
German mother of Friedrich and Elisabeth Nietzsche
* 2 February 1826 in Pobles bei/near Lützen, Sachsen/Saxony
† 20 April 1897 in Naumburg

174. birthday: Cäcilie Arand
German writer
* 2 February 1838 in Winterstettenstadt bei Biberach/Riß
† 25 February 1908 in Bad Waldsee (Württ.)

171. birthday: Sarah Ann Hackett Stevenson

* 2 February 1841 in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
† 14 August 1909 in Chicago

148. birthday: Margot, Countess of Oxford and Asquith
English writer
* 2 February 1864 in Glen (Schottl.)
† 28 July 1945 in London

147. birthday: Anna Breidenbenden, Ps. Aenne Mey
German writer
* 2 February 1865 in Dürscheven- Euskirchen
† 20 August 1938 in Altenburg, Rheinland

131. birthday: Anne Bauchens
American
* 2 February 1881 in St. Louis
† 7 May 1967 in Woodland Hills

124. birthday: Irene Scharrer
English pianist
* 2 February 1888 in London
† 11 January 1971 in London

123. birthday: Amrit Rajkumari Kaur
Indian politician
* 2 February 1889 in Kapurthala Palast
† 2 October 1964

112. birthday: LI STADELMANN
German
* 2 February 1900 in Würzburg
† 17 January 1993 in Gauting

111. birthday: Connie Gilchrist
American actress
* 2 February 1901 in Brooklyn, NY
† 3 March 1985 in California

107. birthday: Ayn Rand
American writer
* 2 February 1905 in Petersburg
† 6 March 1982 in New York

94. birthday: Hella Haasse
Dutch writer
* 2 February 1918 in Batavia

93. birthday: Lisa Della Casa, verh. Debeljevic
Swiss singer
* 2 February 1919 in Burgdorf, Kanton Bern
† 10 December 2012 in Münsterlingen, Bodensee, Schweiz


Fembiography of Lisa Della Casa, verh. Debeljevic (German)

88. birthday: Elfi (Elfriede) von Dassanowsky
Austrian singer, pianist and film producer
* 2 February 1924 in Wien / Vienna
† 2 October 2007 in Los Angeles


Fembiography of Elfi (Elfriede) von Dassanowsky
Fembiography of Elfi (Elfriede) von Dassanowsky (German)

83. birthday: Vera Chytilová
Czech director, screen writer
* 2 February 1929 in Ostrava
† Ê in  

76. birthday: Martina Arroyo
American singer
* 2 February 1936 in New York

67. birthday: Sarah Ragle Weddington
American lawyer, defended Roe vs. Wade, 1973
* 2 February 1945 in Abilene, TX

66. birthday: Farrah Fawcett
American actress
* 2 February 1946 in Corpus Christi, TX
† 25 June 2009 in SantaMonica,CA

62. birthday: Barbara Sukowa
German actress
* 2 February 1950 in Bremen

53. birthday: Hella von Sinnen
German comedian
* 2 February 1959 in Gummersbach

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days of death 02.02.2012

150. day of death: Adelaide Anne Procter
English
* 30 October 1825 in London
† 2 February 1864 in ebd.

220. day of death: Marie Fel
French singer
* 24 October 1713 in Bordeaux
† 2 February 1794 in Paris

60. day of death: Hella Wuolijoki
Estonian-Finnish writer, politician
* 22 July 1886 in Helme (Estl.)
† 2 February 1954 in Helsinki

40. day of death: Marieluise Fleißer
German writer
* 23 November 1901 in Ingolstadt
† 2 February 1974 in Ingolstadt


Fembiography of Marieluise Fleißer
Fembiography of Marieluise Fleißer (German)

20. day of death: Marija Gimbutas
Lithuanian-American prehistorian, acheologist, ethnologist
* 23 January 1921 in Vilnius, Litauen
† 2 February 1994 in Los Angeles, CA

422. day of death: Ana Fürstin Eboli
Spanish lady-in-waiting
* 29 June 1540 in Cifuentes
† 2 February 1592 in Pastrana

178. day of death: Maria Letizia Bonaparte
French mother of Napoleon
* 24 August 1750 in Ajaccio
† 2 February 1836 in Rom

94. day of death: Georgina Lady Burne-Jones
English model (of her husband, painter Edward Burne-Jones)
* 21 July 1840 in Birmingham
† 2 February 1920 in Gubhof, Fulham?

91. day of death: Rosalie Amstein
Swiss writer
* 30 April 1846 in St. Gallen
† 2 February 1923 in Belp, bei Bern

69. day of death: Elisabeth Rose

* 8 November 1910 in Hamburg
† 2 February 1945

57. day of death: Julia Morgan
American architect
* 26 January 1872 in San Francisco
† 2 February 1957 in San Francisco

43. day of death: Franziska Martienssen-Lohmann
German voice teacher
* 6 October 1887 in Bromberg
† 2 February 1971 in Düsseldorf

42. day of death: Jessie Royce Landis
American
* 25 November 1904 in Chicago
† 2 February 1972 in Danbury, CT

42. day of death: Natalie Clifford Barney
American salon hostess, writer
* 31 October 1876 in Dayton, OH
† 2 February 1972 in Paris


Fembiography of Natalie Clifford Barney (German)

36. day of death: Wendy Barrie
English actress
* 18 April 1912 in Hong Kong
† 2 February 1978 in Englewood, New Yersey

29. day of death: Micheline C. Saint-Marcoux

* 9 August 1938 in Notre-Dame-de-la-Doré, Québec
† 2 February 1985 in Montreal

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