Commemoratives of Famous Women for 17 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.


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

birthdays 17 January 2012

180. birthday: Marie Wieck
German pianist
* 17 January 1832 in Leipzig
† 22 November 1916 in Dresden

170. birthday: Mathilde von van Zuylen-Ammann
Swiss painter
* 17 January 1842 in Tägerwilen, CH
† 18 May 1914 in Kreuzlingen, CH

365. birthday: ELISABETH Hewelke
German astronomer
* 17 January 1647 in Danzig
† 1693 in  

399. birthday: Anna Maria Brentel (auch Brentelin., Brendlerin)
French miniaturist
* 17 January 1613 in Straßburg
† 1633 in ebd.

198. birthday: Ellen Wood
English writer
* 17 January 1814 in Worcester
† 10 February 1887 in London

192. birthday: Anne Brontë
English writer
* 17 January 1820 in Thornton
† 28 May 1849 in Scarborough

191. birthday: Laura Mancini
Italian
* 17 January 1821 in Neapel
† 17 July 1869 in Fiesole

183. birthday: Catherine Booth, geb. Mumford
English pioneer of the Salvation Army, philanthropist
* 17 January 1829 in Ashbourne, Derbyshire
† 4 October 1890 in Clacton on Sea


Fembiography of Catherine Booth, geb. Mumford (German)

159. birthday: Viktorine Endler, geb. Bleser, Ps. Antonie Haupt
German writer
* 17 January 1853 in Trier
† 29 January 1932 in Hannover

152. birthday: Marie von Bunsen
German writer
* 17 January 1860 in London
† 28 June 1941 in Berlin


Fembiography of Marie von Bunsen (German)

136. birthday: Olga Fastrova
writer
* 17 January 1876 in Prag

127. birthday: Emmy Ball-Hennings
German writer, actress, wife of Hugo Ball
* 17 January 1885 in Flensburg
† 10 August 1948 in Sorengo bei/near Lugano


Fembiography of Emmy Ball-Hennings (German)

119. birthday: Evelyn Scott
American writer
* 17 January 1893 in Clarksville
† 3 August 1963 in New York?

104. birthday: Bronislawa Wajs, gen. Papuscha
Polish poet
* 17 January 1908 in Lublin/Polen
† 8 February 1987 in Inowroclaw


Fembiography of Bronislawa Wajs, gen. Papuscha (German)

103. birthday: Karen Jonsson
Swedish pianist and composer (Jazz)
* 17 January 1909
† 2 December 1942 in Stockholm

86. birthday: Moira Shearer
English dancer
* 17 January 1926 in Dunfermline
† 31 January 2006 in Oxford, England

79. birthday: Dalida
Egyptian-French singer, actress
* 17 January 1933 in Kairo
† 3 May 1987

68. birthday: Françoise Hardy
French singer-songwriter, producer
* 17 January 1944 in Paris


Fembiography of Françoise Hardy (German)

66. birthday: Jessica Benjamin
American feminist, theorist, psychoanalyst
* 17 January 1946

48. birthday: Michelle Obama
US-American lawyer, First Lady (2009-)
* 17 January 1964 in Chicago, IL


Fembiography of Michelle Obama (German)

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days of death 17.01.2012

25. day of death: Olga Averino
Russian singer
* 15 November 1895 in Moskau
† 17 January 1989 in Cambridge, MA

685. day of death: Priorin Roselina, hl.
French prior
* 27 January 1263 in Chateau d'Arcs
† 17 January 1329 in Le Celle-Roubaud

65. day of death: Flora Drummond
English suffragist
* 1879 ca in Manchester
† 17 January 1949

45. day of death: Grazyna Bacewicz
Polish composer, violinist, writer
* 5 February 1909 in Lodz
† 17 January 1969 in Warschau/Warsaw


Fembiography of Grazyna Bacewicz (German)

35. day of death: Gertrud Kückelmann
German actress
* 3 January 1929 in München/Munich
† 17 January 1979 in München/Munich


Fembiography of Gertrud Kückelmann (German)

558. day of death: Elisabeth Elisabeth von Nassau-Saarbrücken

* 1394 (LdF: in Vezelise?
† 17 January 1456 in Saarbrücken

239. day of death: Caroline Mathilde von Dänemark
Danish-English queen
* 22 July 1751 in Wales
† 17 January 1775 in Celle

153. day of death: Lola Montez
Irish dancer, actress, adventurer; mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria
* 17 February 1821 in Limerick (GroßeFrauen: Montrose/Schottland) -
† 17 January 1861 in New York


Fembiography of Lola Montez (German)

134. day of death: Armgart von Arnim

* 4 March 1821 in Berlin
† 17 January 1880 in Karlsruhe

132. day of death: Margaretta Angelica Peale
American
* 1 October 1795 in Philadelphia
† 17 January 1882 in ebd.

129. day of death: Marie Léopoldine Blahetka
Austrian
* 16 November 1809 in Guntramsdorf b. Wien
† 17 January 1885 in Boulogne sur Mer

98. day of death: Jeanette Leonard Gilder
US-American editor, writer
* 3 October 1849 in Flushing
† 17 January 1916 in New York

98. day of death: Marie Braquemond
French painter, Impressionist
* 1 December 1840 in Argentan (Bretagne)
† 17 January 1916 in Sèvres

81. day of death: Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
English designer
* 5 November 1864 in Newcastle-under-Lyme
† 17 January 1933 in Chelsea

69. day of death: Ina Jens
Swiss writer
* 22 October 1880 in Thusis (GR)
† 17 January 1945 in Valparaíso, Chile

42. day of death: Betty Smith
American writer
* 1896 in Brooklyn
† 17 January 1972

21. day of death: LI STADELMANN
German
* 2 February 1900 in Würzburg
† 17 January 1993 in Gauting

18. day of death: Barbara Jordan
American politician; lawyer
* 21 February 1936 in Houston, TX
† 17 January 1996 in Austin, TX

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