Commemoratives of Famous Women for 16 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.


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

birthdays 16 April 2012

250. birthday: Anne-Geneviève Greuze
French
* 16 April 1762 in Paris
† 5 November 1842 in ebd.

150. birthday: Johanna (Hanna) Sofia Rönnberg
Finnish writer, painter
* 16 April 1862 in Tavastehus
† 9 October 1946

75. birthday: Colette Flesch
Luxembourg politician, fencer
* 16 April 1937 in Düdelingen (Dudelange)

95. birthday: Charlotte Salomon
German painter, poet
* 16 April 1917 in Berlin
† 10 October 1943 in Auschwitz


Fembiography of Charlotte Salomon (German)

257. birthday: Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
French painter
* 16 April 1755 in Paris
† 30 March 1842 in Paris

242. birthday: Nina Aubigny von Engelbrunner
German
* 16 April 1770 in Kassel
† 29 January 1848 in Graz, auf d. Erklschlössl bei

132. birthday: Elsa Bland
Austrian singer
* 16 April 1880 in Wien / Vienna
† 27 September 1935 in Wien / Vienna

121. birthday: Dorothy P. Lathrop
American writer
* 16 April 1891 in Albany, New York
† 30 December 1980 in Falls Village, Connecticut

114. birthday: Lily Pons

* 16 April 1898 in Cannes o. Draguignan
† 13 February 1976 in Dallas

99. birthday: Constance Schacklock
German singer
* 16 April 1913 in Nottinghamshire
† 29 June 1999 in ""

81. birthday: Krista Keller
German actress
* 16 April 1931 in Hindenburg, Germany (now Zabrze, Poland)
† 9 October 1988 in München / Munich, Germany

77. birthday: Sarah Kirsch
German poet
* 16 April 1935 in Limlingerode/ Harz
† 5 May 2013 in Heidecksburg b. Rudolstadt

73. birthday: Dusty Springfield
English singer
* 16 April 1939 in Hampstead, London
† 2 March 1999 in Henley-on-Thames o. London

72. birthday: Alexandrine Thorhildur Ingrid Margrethe
Danish queen; illustrator
* 16 April 1940 in Kopenhagen

58. birthday: Sibylle Lewitscharoff
German writer
* 16 April 1954 in Stuttgart

41. birthday: Selena (Selena Quintanilla Perez)
American singer
* 16 April 1971 in Lake Jackson, TX
† 31 March 1995 in Corpus Christi,TX

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days of death 16.04.2012

325. day of death: Aphra Behn
English writer
* 10 July 1640 in Wye/Kent
† 16 April 1689 in London

135. day of death: Bernadette Soubirous
French nun, saint
* 17 February 1844 in Lourdes
† 16 April 1879 in Nevers


Fembiography of Bernadette Soubirous (German)

95. day of death: Alexandrine Esterházy-Rossi
Austrian
* 10 June 1844 in Berlin
† 16 April 1919 in Wien

35. day of death: Maria Caniglia
Italian singer
* 3 May 1905 in Neapel
† 16 April 1979 in Rom

178. day of death: Adèle Marie Adélaïde Marquise de Souza-Botelho
French writer
* 14 May 1761 in Paris
† 16 April 1836 in ebd.

164. day of death: Marie Tussaud, geb. Großholtz
Swiss entrepreneur, wax modeler
* 12 December 1760 in Straßburg
† 16 April 1850 in London


Fembiography of Marie Tussaud, geb. Großholtz (German)

144. day of death: Marie-Caroline Marie-Caroline, Herzogin von Berry

* 5 November 1798 in Palermo
† 16 April 1870 in Schloß Brunnsee (Steierm.)

134. day of death: Thekla Knös
Swedish writer
* 17 June 1815 in Uppsala
† 16 April 1880 in Växjö

127. day of death: Gabriele von Bülow
German
* 28 May 1802 in Berlin
† 16 April 1887 in Berlin

83. day of death: Rachel Bluwstein
Hebrew poet
* 20 September 1890 in Saratov, Rußland
† 16 April 1931

56. day of death: Rosalind Franklin
English geologist (cristallographer), biophysicist, molecular biologist
* 25 July 1920 in London
† 16 April 1958 in London


Fembiography of Rosalind Franklin (German)

46. day of death: Edna Ferber

* 15 August 1885 in Kalamazoo, MI
† 16 April 1968 in New York City


Fembiography of Edna Ferber (German)

37. day of death: Ivy Litwinow
English-Russian writer, translator
* 4 June 1889 in London
† 16 April 1977 in England

34. day of death: Marie-Luise Scherer
German
* 24 June 1903 in Bremen
† 16 April 1980 in München, Straubing

33. day of death: Cécile Lauber
Swiss writer
* 13 July 1887 in Luzern / Lucerne
† 16 April 1981 in Luzern / Lucerne

26. day of death: TONI VAN EYCK
German-Dutch actress and playwright
* 23 October 1910 in Koblenz
† 16 April 1988 in Feldkirch, Östr.

24. day of death: Anne Philipe
French writer, ethnologist; wife of Gérard Philipe (French actor)
* 1918
† 16 April 1990 in Paris

18. day of death: Madeleine Bourdouxhe
Belgian writer
* 25 September 1906 in Lüttich
† 16 April 1996 in Brüssel


Fembiography of Madeleine Bourdouxhe (German)

2. day of death: Sari Barabas
Hungarian singer
* 14 March 1914 in Budapest
† 16 April 2012 in Grünwald b. München

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