Commemoratives of Famous Women for 15 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.


18 birthdays and 13 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 15 February 2012

455. birthday: VITTORIA Accoramboni
Italian poet, noblewoman
* 15 February 1557 in Gubbio
† 22 December 1585 in Padua

135. birthday: Sarah Byrd Askew
American
* 15 February 1877 in Dayton, AL
† 20 October 1942 in Trenton, NJ

217. birthday: Rebecca Cox Jackson
American Shaker leader
* 15 February 1795 in Hornstown, PA
† 24 May 1871 in Philadelphia, PA

199. birthday: Agnese Schebest
Austrian-German singer
* 15 February 1813 in Wien
† 22 January 1870 in Stuttgart

192. birthday: Susan B. Anthony
American pioneer of the women"s movement
* 15 February 1820 in bei/near Adams, MA
† 13 March 1906 in Rochester, NY


Fembiography of Susan B. Anthony (German)

154. birthday: Marcella Sembrich
Polish singer
* 15 February 1858 in Wisniewczyk
† 11 January 1935 in New York


Fembiography of Marcella Sembrich (German)

137. birthday: Vilma Weber von Webenau
Austrian
* 15 February 1875 in Konstantinopel
† 9 October 1953 in Wien

122. birthday: Klara Marie Faßbinder
German
* 15 February 1890 in Trier
† 3 June 1974 in Berkum bei Bonn

119. birthday: Berthie (Berty) Albrecht, geb. Wild
French resistance fighter; Journalist
* 15 February 1893 in Marseille
† 31 May 1943 in Vichy

114. birthday: Nelly Mann, geb. Westphal, adopt. Kroeger
German second wife of Heinrich Mann
* 15 February 1898 in Ahrensbök b. Lübeck
† 17 December 1944 in Los Angeles, CA


Fembiography of Nelly Mann, geb. Westphal, adopt. Kroeger (German)

113. birthday: Grethe Jürgens
German painter
* 15 February 1899 in Holzhausen/ Osnabrück
† 8 May 1981 in Hannover/Hanover


Fembiography of Grethe Jürgens
Fembiography of Grethe Jürgens (German)

103. birthday: Miep Gies
Dutch helper of Anne Frank, author
* 15 February 1909 in Wien
† 11 January 2010 in Horn, Friesland (?)

102. birthday: Irena Sendler
Polish nurse, "Righteous Among the Nations", Holocaust Hero
* 15 February 1910 in Otwock, Kongresspolen
† 12 May 2008 in Warschau

89. birthday: Jelena Bonner
Russian human rights activist; dissident
* 15 February 1923 in Mary (Merw), Turkmenien
† 18 June 2011 in Boston

88. birthday: Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger
Austrian poet, Nazi victim
* 15 February 1924 in Czernowitz, Bukowina
† 16 December 1942 in Michailowska (dt. Arbeitslager)


Fembiography of Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (German)

81. birthday: Claire Bloom
English actress
* 15 February 1931 in Finchley
† Ê in  

77. birthday: Susan Brownmiller
American feminist activist and theorist
* 15 February 1935 in Brooklyn

69. birthday: Elke Heidenreich
German writer
* 15 February 1943 in Korbach, Waldeck

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days of death 15.02.2012

100. day of death: Katherine Margaret Brownlee Sherwood
US-amerikanische journalist, poet, club woman
* 24 September 1841 in Poland, OH
† 15 February 1914 in Washington, DC

120. day of death: Regina Friedländer
Austrian
* 31 May 1840 in Wien
† 15 February 1894 in Amstetten

30. day of death: Ethel Merman
American singer, actress
* 16 January 1908 in Astoria, Queens, N.Y.
† 15 February 1984 in New York

621. day of death: Elisabeth von Pommern
German empress
* 13 November 1347 in Stolp?
† 15 February 1393 in Königgrätz; begraben im Veitsdom Prag

118. day of death: Eliza Jane Nicholson
American
* 11 March 1849 in Hancock County, MS
† 15 February 1896 in New Orleans

107. day of death: Marie Zacharias
German
* 11 November 1828 in Hamburg
† 15 February 1907 in ebd.

102. day of death: Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
American writer
* 19 February 1830 in Halifax County, Va.
† 15 February 1912 in New York

83. day of death: Lillian Leitzel
American
* 1892 in Breslau
† 15 February 1931 in Kopenhagen

82. day of death: Minnie Maddern Fiske geb. Davey
US-American actress, director, playwright
* 19 December 1865 in New Orleans
† 15 February 1932 in New York

52. day of death: Menen von Äthiopien
Ethiopian empress, philanthropist; wife of Haile Selassie I.
* March 1890
† 15 February 1962 in Addis Abeba

48. day of death: Hedwig Conrad-Martius
German philosopher
* 27 February 1888 in Berlin
† 15 February 1966 in Starnberg


Fembiography of Hedwig Conrad-Martius (German)

23. day of death: Liselotte Schreiner
Austrian actress
* 19 June 1909 in Prag
† 15 February 1991 in Wien

16. day of death: Martha Gellhorn
American journalist; 3rd wife of Hemingway (1940-46)
* 8 November 1908 in St. Louis, MO
† 15 February 1998 in London


Fembiography of Martha Gellhorn (German)

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