Commemoratives of Famous Women for 15 April 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 27 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 15 April 2012

175. birthday: Therese Hobe, Ps. T. v. Rotshütz
German writer
* 15 April 1837 in Merseburg
† 4 October 1915 in Berlin

140. birthday: Hildegard von Hippel, verh. Tiessen
German writer
* 15 April 1872 in Hannover
† 22 April 1937 in Berlin

80. birthday: Eva Figes
English-German writer, journalist, feminist
* 15 April 1932 in Berlin

328. birthday: KATHARINA I. VON RUSSLAND
Russian tsarina
* 15 April 1684 in Jakobstadt, Lettland
† 17 May 1727 in Petersburg

302. birthday: Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo
French dancer
* 15 April 1710 in Brüssel
† 20 April 1770 in Paris

213. birthday: Caroline Tridon
German miniaturist an portrait painter
* 15 April 1799 in Erlangen
† 25 March 1863 in Dresden

198. birthday: Medora Leigh
English first daughter of Lord Byron, with his halfsister Augusta Leigh
* 15 April 1814
† 28 August 1849

197. birthday: Luise Fröbel, geb. Levin
German kindergarden pioneer
* 15 April 1815 in Osterode
† 4 January 1900 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel

154. birthday: Lina Bögli
Swiss writer, traveler
* 15 April 1858 in Oschwand/ Bern
† 22 December 1941 in Herzogenbuchsee/ Bern


Fembiography of Lina Bögli (German)

147. birthday: Olga Boznanska
Polish painter
* 15 April 1865 in Krakau
† 20 November 1940 in Paris

144. birthday: Signe Lund

* 15 April 1868 in Oslo
† 6 April 1950 in ebd.

137. birthday: Ina Boudier-Bakker
writer
* 15 April 1875 in Amsterdam
† 26 December 1966 in Utrecht

118. birthday: Bessie Smith
American blues singer
* 15 April 1894 in Chattanooga, TN
† 26 September 1937 in Clarksdale, MS


Fembiography of Bessie Smith (German)

116. birthday: Mary Edward Chinn
American physician
* 15 April 1896 in Great Barrington, MA
† 1 December 1980 in New York City

104. birthday: Lita Grey Chaplin
American
* 15 April 1908 in Hollywood, CA
† 29 December 1995 in Los Angeles, CA


Fembiography of Lita Grey Chaplin (German)

99. birthday: Bärbel Inhelder
Swiss child psychologist
* 15 April 1913 in St. Gallen
† 17 December 1997 in Genf / Geneva

84. birthday: Hanna-Renate LAURIEN
German politician
* 15 April 1928 in Danzig
† 12 March 2010 in Berlin

82. birthday: Vigdis Finnbogadóttir
icelandic politician, prime minister, theater director, translator
* 15 April 1930 in Reykjavik

81. birthday: Sally Miller Gearhart
American writer
* 15 April 1931 in Pearisburg, VA

79. birthday: Elizabeth Montgomery
US-American actress
* 15 April 1933 in Los Angeles, CA
† 18 May 1995 in Beverly Hills, CA

74. birthday: Claudia Cardinale
Italian actress
* 15 April 1938 in Tunis

64. birthday: Viola Roggenkamp
German writer and journalist
* 15 April 1948

53. birthday: Emma Thompson
English actress, screen writer
* 15 April 1959 in London

51. birthday: Carol W. Greider
American molecular biologist; Nobel laureate (medicine)
* 15 April 1961

47. birthday: Claudia Leistner
German figure skater
* 15 April 1965 in Ludwigshafen

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days of death 15.04.2012

300. day of death: Esther Liebmann, geb. Schulhoff, verh. Aron
German entrepreneur
* ? in Prag
† 15 April 1714 in Berlin

250. day of death: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour
French
* 29 December 1721 in Paris
† 15 April 1764 in Versailles


Fembiography of Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (German)

30. day of death: Grete Henry-Hermann
German mathematician, physicist, philosopher, politician
* 2 March 1901 in Bremen
† 15 April 1984 in Bremen

295. day of death: Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon
French writer
* 27 November 1635 in Niort
† 15 April 1719 in St.-Cyr

115. day of death: Magdalena Kremzow
Austrian
* 13 November 1835 in Wien
† 15 April 1899 in ebd.

257. day of death: Rosalba Carriera
Italian painter
* 7 October 1675 in Chiozza bei/near Venedig
† 15 April 1757 in Chiozza bei/near Venedig


Fembiography of Rosalba Carriera (German)

231. day of death: Louise d' Epinay
French writer
* 11 March 1726 in Valenciennes
† 15 April 1783 in Paris

226. day of death: Mary Delany
English
* 14 May 1700 in Coulston
† 15 April 1788 in Windsor

206. day of death: Maria Francisca de Sales Portocarrero, Gräfin von Montijo
Spanish scholar
* 1754 in Madrid
† 15 April 1808 in Logrono

203. day of death: Karoline Christiane Louise Rudolphi
German writer, teacher
* 24 August 1750 in Magdeburg / Berlin
† 15 April 1811 in Heidelberg

178. day of death: Friederike Jerusalem, Ps. Msl. F.J.
German writer
* 4 April 1759 in Braunschweig
† 15 April 1836 in Kloster Wülfinghausen bei Calenberg, Hannover

178. day of death: Judit Dukai Takach

* 9 August 1795 in Duka
† 15 April 1836 in Ödenburg

144. day of death: Emma Hart Willard
US-American educator
* 23 February 1787 in Berlin, CN
† 15 April 1870 in Troy, NY

143. day of death: Mary Martha Pearson
English
* 1799 um in ""
† 15 April 1871 in ""

122. day of death: Amelia Ann Edwards
English writer, Egyptologist, explorer
* 7 June 1831 in London
† 15 April 1892 in Weston-super-Mare

122. day of death: KAROLINE FLIEDNER geb. BERTHEAU
German deaconess
* 26 January 1811 in Hamburg
† 15 April 1892

104. day of death: Hanna Bieber-Böhm
German women"s rights activist, painter, writer
* 6 February 1851 in Glaubitten (Ostpreußen)
† 15 April 1910 in Berlin

103. day of death: Wilma Neruda, Lady Hallé
Czech violinist
* 21 March 1839 in Brünn
† 15 April 1911 in Berlin

86. day of death: Jane Ellen Harrison
English
* 9 September 1850 in Cottingham
† 15 April 1928 in Cambridge

79. day of death: Anna Ancher
Danish painter
* 18 August 1859 in Skagen
† 15 April 1935 in Skagen


Fembiography of Anna Ancher (German)

73. day of death: Johanna Müller-Hermann
Austrian
* 15 January 1878 in Wien
† 15 April 1941 in ebd.

63. day of death: Sara Jane Cahier
American singer
* 8 January 1875 in Nashville
† 15 April 1951 in Manhattan Beach b. L.A.

57. day of death: Kuni Tremel-Eggert
German writer
* 24 January 1889
† 15 April 1957

52. day of death: Liesbet Dill
German writer
* 28 March 1877 in Dudweiler
† 15 April 1962 in Wiesbaden

24. day of death: Greta Garbo
US-American-Swedish actress
* 18 September 1905 in Stockholm
† 15 April 1990 in New York, NY


Fembiography of Greta Garbo (German)

22. day of death: Liselott Diem
German
* 18 September 1906 in Wiesbaden
† 15 April 1992 in Köln

21. day of death: Lucette Descaves
French
* 1 April 1906 in Paris
† 15 April 1993 in ebd.

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