Commemoratives of Famous Women for 16 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.


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

birthdays 16 February 2012

125. birthday: Margarethe Voigt-Schweikert
German composer, violinist
* 16 February 1887 in Karlsruhe
† 13 March 1957 in Karlsruhe

240. birthday: Johanna Veronica Franul von Weißenthurn
German
* 16 February 1772 in Koblenz
† 17 May 1847 in Hietzing b. Wien

160. birthday: Minna Lammert
German singer
* 16 February 1852 in Sondershausen
† 1921 in Berlin

120. birthday: Sara Cesar
Argentinian singer
* 16 February 1892 in Buenos Aires
† 25 June 1984 in Buenos Aires

418. birthday: Juliana Morell

* 16 February 1594 in Barcelona
† 26 June 1653 in Avignon

226. birthday: Maria Pawlowna
German philanthropist, artist
* 16 February 1786 in Schloss Gatschina  b. St. Petersburg
† 23 June 1859 in Schloss Belvedere b. Weimar


Fembiography of Maria Pawlowna (German)

183. birthday: Helene von Hülsen
German writer
* 16 February 1829 in Teltow, Blankenfelde b. (Mark Brdbg.)
† 8 May 1892 in Berlin

179. birthday: Pierette Ignace Pingaud Favart, gen. Maria F.
French actress
* 16 February 1833 in Beaune
† 11 November 1908 in Paris

178. birthday: Salesia Strickler
Swiss philanthropist
* 16 February 1834 in Menzingen
† 17 May 1898 in Menzingen

158. birthday: Wera Konstantinowna Romanowa, Großfürstin von Russland, Herzogin von Württemberg
Russian-German philanthropist
* 16 February 1854 in St. Petersburg
† 11 April 1912 in Stuttgart


Fembiography of Wera Konstantinowna Romanowa, Großfürstin von Russland, Herzogin von Württemberg (German)

142. birthday: Leonora O'Reilly
American
* 16 February 1870 in New York
† 3 April 1927 in Brooklyn

129. birthday: Anna Klein
German painter
* 16 February 1883 in Nürnberg
† November 1941 in Kowno, Litauen (erschossen)

129. birthday: Ada Lessing
German educator
* 16 February 1883 in Hannover
† 10 November 1953 in Hameln


Fembiography of Ada Lessing
Fembiography of Ada Lessing (German)

123. birthday: Ida Orloff (eig. IDA MARGARETHE WEISSBECK)
German actress
* 16 February 1889 in St. Petersburg
† 9 April 1945 in Tullnerbach bei/near Wien/Vienna


Fembiography of Ida Orloff (eig. IDA MARGARETHE WEISSBECK) (German)

114. birthday: Henrica Judith van Nijnatten-Doffegnies
writer
* 16 February 1898 in Diepenveen

103. birthday: Sophie Dorothee Gräfin Podewils
German writer
* 16 February 1909 in Bamberg
† 5 October 1979 in Starnberg

101. birthday: Agnes Kraus
German actress
* 16 February 1911 in Berlin
† 2 May 1995 in Berlin

94. birthday: Andrews (of The Andrews Sisters)
US-American singer, actress
* 16 February 1918 in Mound, MN
† 30 January 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

89. birthday: Anneliese Schimke
German president of the German Association of Housewives
* 16 February 1923 in Zwickau/Schl.

83. birthday: Inge Brandenburg
German jazz singer
* 16 February 1929 in Leipzig
† 23 February 1999 in München

73. birthday: Marita Napier
South African soccer player
* 16 February 1939 in Johannesburg
† 10 April 2004 in Kapstadt (Südafrika)

57. birthday: Margaux Hemingway
American
* 16 February 1955 in Portland/Oregon
† 2 July 1996 in Santa Monica, CA

39. birthday: Cathy Freeman
Australian sprinter
* 16 February 1973 in Mackay, Queen.


Fembiography of Cathy Freeman (German)

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days of death 16.02.2012

25. day of death: Ida Ehre
German theater director, actress, director
* 9 July 1900 in Prerau, Mähren/Östr. (heute Tschechosl.)
† 16 February 1989 in Hamburg


Fembiography of Ida Ehre (German)

60. day of death: Margarete zur Bentlage
German writer
* 24 March 1891 in Hof Bentlage in Wierup bei Menslage/ Emslande
† 16 February 1954 in Garmisch

286. day of death: Maria Aurora Gräfin von Königsmarck
German-Swedish noblewoman, mistress
* 28 April 1662 in Schloß Agathenburg bei Stade
† 16 February 1728 in Quedlinburg

213. day of death: Philippine Charlotte Philippine Charlotte von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
German composer
* 13 March 1716 in Berlin
† 16 February 1801 in Braunschweig?

132. day of death: Hermine Rudersdorff
Russian
* 12 December 1822 in Ivanovskij (Ukraine)
† 16 February 1882 in Boston

103. day of death: Agnes Günther
German writer
* 21 July 1863 in Stuttgart
† 16 February 1911 in Marburg / Lahn

71. day of death: Mildred Harnack
German resistance fighter
* 16 September 1902 in Milwaukee, WI
† 16 February 1943 in Berlin- Plötzensee

71. day of death: Adele Lewing
German pianist, composer, music teacher
* 6 August 1866 in Hannover
† 16 February 1943 in New York

37. day of death: Rózsa Péter
Hungarian mathematician, logician, founder of thentheory of recursive functions
* 17 February 1905 in Budapest
† 16 February 1977 in Budapest

31. day of death: Kazimierza Illakowiczowna

* 19 August 1892 in Wilna
† 16 February 1983 in Posen

29. day of death: Marian Engel
Canadian writer
* 24 May 1933 in Toronto (Ontario)
† 16 February 1985 in Toronto

22. day of death: Angela Carter
English writer
* 7 May 1940 in Eastbourne, Sussex
† 16 February 1992 in London

18. day of death: Eleanor Clark
American writer
* 6 July 1913 in Los Angeles, CA
† 16 February 1996 in Boston, MA

17. day of death: Chien Shiung Wu
Chinese-American
* 31 May 1913 in Liuhe bei Shanghai
† 16 February 1997 in New York

16. day of death: Marie-Louise von Franz

* 4 January 1915 in München
† 16 February 1998 in Küsnacht

14. day of death: Ellinor von der Heyde-Dohrn
German organist, musicologist
* 23 February 1905 in Kassel
† 16 February 2000 in Hannover

13. day of death: Helen Vita (eig. Helene Vita Elisabeth Reichel)
German actress
* 7 August 1928 in Hohenschwangau
† 16 February 2001 in Berlin

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