Commemoratives of Famous Women for 11 December 2011

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.


21 birthdays and 17 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 11 December 2011

100. birthday: Klara Zale
Latvian poet
* 11 December 1911 in Livland
† "" in ""

110. birthday: Maria Koppenhöfer
German actress
* 11 December 1901 in Stuttgart
† 29 November 1948 in Heidelberg

205. birthday: Johanna Goldschmidt, geb. Schwabe
German kindergarden pioneer
* 11 December 1806 in Bremerlehe bei Hannover
† 10 October 1884 in Hamburg

135. birthday: Ada Louise Comstock
American
* 11 December 1876 in Moorhead, MN
† 12 December 1973 in New Haven

283. birthday: Christiane Büsching, geb. Dilthey
German poet
* 11 December 1728 in Köthen, Anhalt
† 22 April 1777 in Berlin

231. birthday: Amalie Wolff
German actress
* 11 December 1780 in Leipzig
† 18 August 1851 in Berlin

204. birthday: Luise von Bornstedt
German writer
* 11 December 1807 in Potsdam, Kronen- Teltow bei
† 3 September 1870 in Bad Oeynhausen, Bad Rehme b.

162. birthday: Ellen Key
Swedish writer
* 11 December 1849 in Sundsholm
† 25 April 1926 in Strand b. Alvastra


Fembiography of Ellen Key (German)

148. birthday: Annie Jump Cannon
American astronomer
* 11 December 1863 in Dover, DE
† 13 April 1941 in Cambridge

147. birthday: Adele Aus der Ohe
German pianist, composer
* 11 December 1864 in Hannover
† 7 December 1937 in Berlin

142. birthday: Annie Louise Brown Leslie
American
* 11 December 1869 in Perry, ME
† 7 October 1948 in Detroit

118. birthday: Marguerite Loosli-Usteri
Swiss
* 11 December 1893 in Zürich

116. birthday: Ruth Fischer, eig. Elfriede Golke, geb. Eisler
German politician; resistance fighter
* 11 December 1895 in Leipzig
† 13 March 1961 in Paris

114. birthday: Friederike ("Frieda") Nadig
German politician
* 11 December 1897 in Herford
† 14 August 1970 in Herford

108. birthday: Rigmor Andersen
Danish
* 11 December 1903 in Aarhus

101. birthday: Helen Kreis Wallenda
German-American high-wire circus artist
* 11 December 1910
† 9 May 1996 in Sarasota

91. birthday: Elena Garro
Mexican writer
* 11 December 1920 in Puebla Stadt
† 22 August 1998 in Cuernavaca

89. birthday: Grace Paley
American writer
* 11 December 1922 in New York
† 22 August 2007 in Thetford Hill, Vermont

72. birthday: Inger Wikstrom

* 11 December 1939 in Stockholm

61. birthday: Christina Onassis
Greek heiress, entrepreneur, ship owner
* 11 December 1950 in New York
† 19 November 1988 in Tortuguitas b. Buenos Aires

59. birthday: Susan Seidelman
American director
* 11 December 1952 in Philadelphia

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days of death 11.12.2011

50. day of death: Alma Mahler-Werfel
Austrian composer, wife of Mahler, Gropius, Werfel
* 31 August 1879 in Wien/Vienna
† 11 December 1964 in New York, NY


Fembiography of Alma Mahler-Werfel
Fembiography of Alma Mahler-Werfel (German)

50. day of death: Cilette Ofaire
Swiss writer, painter, captain
* 13 January 1891 in Couvet, NE
† 11 December 1964 in Sanary-sur-mer

346. day of death: Marie Therese de Gorla Du Parc
French actress
* 1635 ca
† 11 December 1668 in Paris

274. day of death: Sidonia Hedwig Zäunemann
German poet
* 15 January 1711 in Erfurt
† 11 December 1740 in Arnstadt b.

197. day of death: Maria Gräfin Walewska
Polish
* 7 December 1786 in Brodno
† 11 December 1817 in Paris

151. day of death: Anne Hall
American miniaturist
* 26 May 1792 in Pomfret, CT
† 11 December 1863 in New York City

123. day of death: Hedwig von Olfers
German
* 11 May 1799 in Königsberg
† 11 December 1891 in Berlin

97. day of death: HEDWIG Arendt, geb. GIMMER
German actress
* 4 October 1856 in Breslau
† 11 December 1917 in Berlin

94. day of death: Olive Schreiner
English-South African writer, feminist, economist
* 24 March 1855 in Witteberger Mission, Basutoland/Südafrika
† 11 December 1920 in Wynbergen bei Kapstadt


Fembiography of Olive Schreiner (German)

91. day of death: Katarina (Kata) Dalström
Swedish
* 18 December 1858 in Emtöholm
† 11 December 1923 in Stockholm

72. day of death: Séraphine Louis
French painter, cleaning woman
* 2 September 1864 in Arsy (Oise)
† 11 December 1942 in Clermont-de-l'Oise


Fembiography of Séraphine Louis (German)

59. day of death: Amy Loveman
American writer, editor
* 16 May 1881 in New York
† 11 December 1955 in New York

58. day of death: Steffi Geyer
Swiss violinist
* 23 June 1888 in Budapest
† 11 December 1956 in Zürich

34. day of death: Viktoria Luise Viktoria Luise, Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
German philanthropist; only daughter of emperor Wilhelm II. and empress Auguste Viktoria
* 13 September 1892 in Potsdam
† 11 December 1980 in Braunschweig, Beisetzung in Hannover

27. day of death: Rose Frölich
German politician; socialist
* 27 May 1888 in Witten
† 11 December 1987 in Frankfurt

21. day of death: Dorothea Zeemann
Austrian writer
* 20 April 1909 in Wien/Vienna
† 11 December 1993 in Wien/Vienna

18. day of death: Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier, eigtl Vogel
French resistance fighter; communist
* 3 November 1912 in Paris
† 11 December 1996 in Paris

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