Commemoratives of Famous Women for 17 March 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 21 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 17 March 2012

230. birthday: Sophie von Kühn
German first bride of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
* 17 March 1782
† 19 March 1797 in Grüningen, Brandenburg

110. birthday: Kitty Kuse
German
* 17 March 1902
† 1999

70. birthday: Monika Wulf- Mathies
German union leader
* 17 March 1942 in Wernigerode, Harz

40. birthday: Mia Hamm
American soccer player
* 17 March 1972 in Selma, AL

105. birthday: Ellabelle Davis
American singer (soprano)
* 17 March 1907 in New Rochelle
† 16 November 1960 in ebd.

347. birthday: Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre
French harpsichordist, composer
* 17 March 1665 in Paris
† 27 June 1729 in Paris

258. birthday: Marie-Jeanne Roland
French writer, revolutionary
* 17 March 1754 in Paris
† 8 November 1793 in Paris


Fembiography of Marie-Jeanne Roland (German)

221. birthday: Maria Hegel
German
* 17 March 1791 in Nürnberg
† 6 July 1855 in Berlin?

192. birthday: Jean Ingelow
English writer
* 17 March 1820 in Boston (Linc.)
† 20 July 1897 in London

164. birthday: Clara Morris, eig. Morrison
American actress
* 17 March 1848 in Toronto (Kan.)
† 20 November 1925 in New Canaan, CT

163. birthday: Cornelia Maria Clapp

* 17 March 1849 in Montague
† 31 December 1934 in Mount Dora

146. birthday: Augusta Lindberg
Swedish actress
* 17 March 1866 in Stockholm
† 3 December 1943 in ebd.

139. birthday: Margaret Grace Bondfield
English
* 17 March 1873 in Chard, Somerset
† 16 June 1953 in Blackpool

138. birthday: PAULA DOENGES
German singer
* 17 March 1874 in Leipzig
† 15 June 1931 in Dresden, Langenbrück bei

131. birthday: Helene Weber
German politician; one of the four "Mothers of the German constitution"
* 17 March 1881 in Elberfeld
† 25 July 1962 in Bonn

129. birthday: Bertha Thalheimer-Schöttle
German politician
* 17 March 1883 in Affaltrach
† 23 April 1959 in Stuttgart

107. birthday: Margit Charlotta Söderholm
Swedish writer
* 17 March 1905 in Stockholm
† 23 November 1986 in Stockholm ?

106. birthday: Brigitte Helm
German actress
* 17 March 1906 in Berlin
† 11 June 1996 in Ascona

98. birthday: Mary Patricia Hornsby-Smith
English
* 17 March 1914 in East Sheen
† 3 July 1985 in London

83. birthday: Florence Howe
US-amerikanische writer, feminist, publisher
* 17 March 1929 in Brooklyn, NY

79. birthday: Penelope Lively

* 17 March 1933

77. birthday: Erika Haase
German pianist and piano teacher
* 17 March 1935 in Darmstadt
† 1 May 2013 in Hannnover

76. birthday: Ann Quin
English writer
* 17 March 1936
† August 1973

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days of death 17.03.2012

20. day of death: Charlotte Auerbach
English biologist, geneticist
* 14 May 1899 in Krefeld
† 17 March 1994 in Edinburgh

85. day of death: Johanna Bertha Just
German school director
* 10 June 1861 in Dresden
† 17 March 1929 in Potsdam


Fembiography of Johanna Bertha Just (German)

65. day of death: Alma Söderhjelm

* 10 May 1870 in Viipuri
† 17 March 1949 in Stockholm

65. day of death: Alexandra Exter
Russian painter, designer, stage designer
* 6 January 1882 in Kiew/Kiev
† 17 March 1949 in Fontenay-aux-Roses


Fembiography of Alexandra Exter (German)

154. day of death: Anna Jameson
English writer, illustrator, art critic
* 17 May 1794 in Dublin
† 17 March 1860 in Ealing/ Middlesex

126. day of death: MARIE Humbert
Swiss philanthropist
* 20 July 1819 in Stuttgart
† 17 March 1888 in Neuenburg

79. day of death: Mary Grant Carmichael

* 1851 in Birkenhead
† 17 March 1935 in London

72. day of death: KÄTHE LEICHTER, geb. MARIANNE KATHARINE PICK
Austrian politician, resistance fighter, unionist
* 20 August 1895 in Wien
† 17 March 1942 in Ravensbrück, KZ

72. day of death: Isabel Bevier

* 14 November 1860 in Plymouth b.
† 17 March 1942 in Urbana, Ill.

68. day of death: Mabel Thorp Boardman
American secretary of the Red Cross
* 12 October 1860 in Cleveland, OH
† 17 March 1946

67. day of death: Margarethe Raabe
German painter and executrix of her father, Wilhelm Raabe
* 17 July 1863 in Stuttgart
† 17 March 1947 in Wolfenbüttel

58. day of death: Irène Joliot-Curie
French physicist, chemist, Nobel laureate (1935, chemistry)
* 12 September 1897 in Paris
† 17 March 1956 in ebd.


Fembiography of Irène Joliot-Curie (German)

51. day of death: Elizabeth Miles
American blues singer
* 31 March 1895
† 17 March 1963 in ""

36. day of death: Malvina Reynolds
US-American singer-songwriter, politicals activist
* 23 August 1900 in San Francisco, CA
† 17 March 1978

24. day of death: Capucine
French actress
* 6 January 1928 in Toulon
† 17 March 1990 in Lausanne

22. day of death: Monika Mann
German writer
* 7 June 1910 in München
† 17 March 1992 in Leverkusen


Fembiography of Monika Mann (German)

21. day of death: Helen Hayes
American actress
* 10 October 1900 in Washington, DC
† 17 March 1993 in Nyack, NY


Fembiography of Helen Hayes
Fembiography of Helen Hayes (German)

18. day of death: Elsa Respighi, geb. Olivieri Sangiacomo
Italian composer, singer, wife of Ottorino Respighi
* 24 March 1894 in Rom
† 17 March 1996 in ""

12. day of death: Luise Rinser
German writer
* 30 April 1911 in Pitzling/ Obb.
† 17 March 2002 in Unterhaching, Bayern


Fembiography of Luise Rinser (German)

9. day of death: Leona Rostenberg
US-American bookseller
* 28 December 1908 in Bronx
† 17 March 2005 in Manhattan


Fembiography of Leona Rostenberg (German)

7. day of death: Renate Zeiss
German painter, writer, adventurer
* 28 July 1934 in Bielefeld
† 17 March 2007 in Allensbach bei Konstanz


Fembiography of Renate Zeiss (German)

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