Commemoratives of Famous Women for 15 January 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.


25 birthdays and 19 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 15 January 2012

150. birthday: Loïe Fuller
American dancer, actress, entrepreneur, innovator in stage lighting
* 15 January 1862 in Fullersburg, IL
† 1 January 1928 in Paris


Fembiography of Loïe Fuller (German)

240. birthday: Victoire (Marie-Victoire) Jaquotot
French
* 15 January 1772 in Paris
† 27 April 1855 in Toulouse

180. birthday: Louisa Duchess of Manchester, später Devonshire, geb. von Alten
English Leading Lady
* 15 January 1832 in Hannover
† 15 July 1911

301. birthday: Sidonia Hedwig Zäunemann
German poet
* 15 January 1711 in Erfurt
† 11 December 1740 in Arnstadt b.

212. birthday: Adelheid Reinbold, Ps. Franz Berthold
German writer
* 15 January 1800 in Hannover
† 14 February 1839 in Dresden


Fembiography of Adelheid Reinbold, Ps. Franz Berthold
Fembiography of Adelheid Reinbold, Ps. Franz Berthold (German)

199. birthday: Laura Mantegazza Solera
Italian philanthropist
* 15 January 1813 in Mailand
† 15 September 1873 in Sabbioncella di Cannero (Lago Maggiore)

196. birthday: Katharina Felder
Austrian
* 15 January 1816 in Ellenbogen b. Bezau (Bregenzerwald)
† 13 February 1848 in Berlin

188. birthday: Marie Duplessis
French
* 15 January 1824 in Nonant
† 3 September 1847 in Paris

176. birthday: Constance Faunt Le Roy Runcie
American
* 15 January 1836 in Indianapolis
† 17 May 1911 in Winnetka, IL

169. birthday: Sarah Doudney
English writer
* 15 January 1843 in Portsmouth
† 15 December 1926 in ""

153. birthday: Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit
Polish women"s rights activist, author
* 15 January 1859 in Warschau / Warsaw
† 13 September 1921 in Warschau / Warsaw


Fembiography of Paulina Kuczalska-Reinschmit (German)

152. birthday: Katherine Bement Davis

* 15 January 1860 in Buffalo
† 10 December 1935 in Pacific Grove

148. birthday: Sabine Lepsius, geb. Graef
German painter, musician
* 15 January 1864 in Berlin
† 29 November 1942 in Bayreuth

147. birthday: Sophia Goudstikker
German-Dutch photographer and suffragist
* 15 January 1865 in Amsterdam
† 20 March 1924 in München

134. birthday: Johanna Müller-Hermann
Austrian
* 15 January 1878 in Wien
† 15 April 1941 in ebd.

133. birthday: Mazo de la Roche
writer
* 15 January 1879 in Newmarket
† 12 July 1961 in Toronto

114. birthday: Martha Saalfeldt
German writer
* 15 January 1898 in Landau/ Pfalz
† 14 March 1976 in Bergzabern/Pfalz

113. birthday: RIKI RAAB
Austrian
* 15 January 1899 in Wien

104. birthday: Florence Bayard Bird

* 15 January 1908 in Philadelphia, PA
† 18 July 1998 in Ottawa

98. birthday: Etty Hillesum
Dutch writer, mystic, Nazi victim
* 15 January 1914 in Middelburg
† 30 November 1943 in Auschwitz


Fembiography of Etty Hillesum
Fembiography of Etty Hillesum (German)

97. birthday: Marjo Tal
Dutch composer, pianist, music teacher
* 15 January 1915 in Amsterdam
† 26 August 2008 in Jerusalem

86. birthday: Maria Schell
Austrian-Swiss actress
* 15 January 1926 in Wien / Vienna
† 26 April 2005 in Preitenegg, Kärnten, auf ihrer Alm

69. birthday: Margaret Beckett
English politician. first woman Foreign Secretary of Great Britain
* 15 January 1943 in Ashton-under-Lyne (Lancashire)

56. birthday: Kumari Mayawati

* 15 January 1956 in Delhi

43. birthday: Meret Becker
German actress, singer-songwriter
* 15 January 1969 in Bremen

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days of death 15.01.2012

95. day of death: Rosa Luxemburg
German revolutionary, politician, socialist theorist, economist
* 5 March 1871 in Zamosc bei/near Lublin, (Russisch-)Polen/Poland
† 15 January 1919 in Berlin


Fembiography of Rosa Luxemburg (German)

15. day of death: Betty (Evelyn) Box
English producer
* 25 September 1915 in Beckenham, Kent
† 15 January 1999

199. day of death: Lady Emma Hamilton
English mistress
* 26 April 1765 in Great Neston, Cheshire
† 15 January 1815 in Calais

138. day of death: Eliza Johnson
American
* 4 October 1810 in Greenville, TN
† 15 January 1876 in Greenville n.

121. day of death: Fanny Kemble
English actress, author, abolitionist
* 27 November 1809 in London
† 15 January 1893 in London


Fembiography of Fanny Kemble (German)

119. day of death: Lady Elizabeth Charlotte Guest
Welsh writer, entrepreneur, collector
* 19 May 1812 in Uffington House
† 15 January 1895 in Canford Manor

113. day of death: WILHELMINE CANZ
German kindergarden pioneer; writer
* 27 February 1815 in Hornberg
† 15 January 1901 in Großheppach

107. day of death: Marie-Félicie-Clémence de Reiset, Vicomtesse de Grandval
French
* 21 January 1830 in Le Mans b.
† 15 January 1907 in Paris

106. day of death: Mary Hayden Green Pike
American writer
* 30 November 1824 in Eastport, Maine
† 15 January 1908 in Baltimore

103. day of death: Carolina Coronado
Spanish
* 12 December 1823 in Almendralejo
† 15 January 1911 in Lissabon

99. day of death: Fannie Farmer
US-American cookbook author
* 23 March 1857 in Boston (Medford)
† 15 January 1915 in Boston (Medford)

89. day of death: Marie Schlafhorst
German sculptor
* 12 April 1865 in Mönchengladbach
† 15 January 1925 in München

44. day of death: Lea Goldberg

* 29 May 1911 in Königsberg
† 15 January 1970 in Jerusalem

38. day of death: Nina Makarowa
Russian composer
* 12 August 1908 in Jurino
† 15 January 1976 in Moskau 

22. day of death: Karla Höcker
German writer, musician
* 1 September 1901 in Berlin
† 15 January 1992 in Berlin

21. day of death: Annemarie von Gabain
German
* 4 July 1901 in Mörchingen/ Lothringen
† 15 January 1993

9. day of death: Elizabeth Janeway
US-American writer
* 7 October 1913 in Brooklyn, NY
† 15 January 2005 in Rye. NY

9. day of death: Victoria de los Angeles
Spanish singer (soprano)
* 1 November 1923 in Barcelona
† 15 January 2005 in Barcelona

8. day of death: Inge Merkel
Austrian writer
* 1 October 1922 in Wien
† 15 January 2006 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexiko

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