Commemoratives of Famous Women for 18 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.


22 birthdays and 13 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 18 February 2012

90. birthday: Helen Gurley Brown
American journalist
* 18 February 1922 in Green Forest, AR

70. birthday: Ama Ata (Christina) Aidoo
Ghanaian writer
* 18 February 1942 in Abeadzi Kyiakor b. Dominase, Ghana

145. birthday: Hedwig Courths-Mahler
German writer
* 18 February 1867 in Nebra, Thüringen
† 26 November 1950 in Rottach-Egern/ Oberbayern


Fembiography of Hedwig Courths-Mahler (German)

638. birthday: Hedwig/Jadwiga von Polen
Hungarian queen, philanthropist
* 18 February 1374 in Buda, Ungarn
† 17 July 1399 in Krakau

496. birthday: Maria I. Tudor, die Katholische oder die Blutige
English queen
* 18 February 1516 in Greenwich
† 17 November 1558 in London

199. birthday: Harriet Farley
American writer,abolitionist
* 18 February 1813 in Claremont
† 12 November 1907 in New York

161. birthday: Ida Husted Harper
American
* 18 February 1851 in Fairfield, IN
† 14 March 1931 in Washington, DC

157. birthday: Marie Stritt
German feminist, reciter
* 18 February 1855 in Schässburg/ Siebenbürgen
† 16 September 1928 in Dresden

147. birthday: Marie Jahn
German singer
* 18 February 1865 in Wien
† 26 October 1943 in Hannover

144. birthday: Sophie Haemmerli-Marti
Swiss writer
* 18 February 1868 in Othmarsingen (Kt. Aargau)
† 19 April 1942 in Zürich

138. birthday: Molly Dewson
American politician; social reformer, feminist
* 18 February 1874 in Quincy
† 21 October 1962 in Castine

134. birthday: Blanche Ames
American artist, feminist
* 18 February 1878 in Lowell, MA
† 1 March 1969 in Borderland

131. birthday: Ida Roland
Austrian actress
* 18 February 1881 in Wien
† 27 March 1951 in Gstaad

129. birthday: Thekla Kauffmann
German philanthropist
* 18 February 1883 in Stuttgart
† 21 December 1980 in New York City

123. birthday: Birleanna Blanks
American blues singer
* 18 February 1889 in Iowa 
† 12 August 1968 in New York

107. birthday: Petronele Orintaite-Januta
Latvian writer
* 18 February 1905 in Lieplaukiai
† 16 December 1999 in Los Angeles, CA

84. birthday: Eeva Kilpi
Finnish writer
* 18 February 1928 in Hiitola

81. birthday: Toni Morrison
American writer, Nobel laureate
* 18 February 1931 in Lorain, OH

79. birthday: Yoko Ono
Japanese-American artist, widow of John Lennon
* 18 February 1933 in Tokio

78. birthday: Audre Lorde
US-American writer
* 18 February 1934 in New York City
† 17 November 1992 in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Karibik / Caribbean


Fembiography of Audre Lorde (German)

74. birthday: ELKE ERB
German writer
* 18 February 1938 in Scherbach/ Eifel

72. birthday: Anna Oppermann
German painter
* 18 February 1940 in Eutin
† 8 March 1993 in Celle

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days of death 18.02.2012

70. day of death: Héloise Margarete von Beaulieu
German writer
* 4 May 1870 in Erfurt
† 18 February 1944 in Hannover

20. day of death: Ilse Essers
German engineer
* 24 September 1898 in München
† 18 February 1994 in Aachen


Fembiography of Ilse Essers (German)

456. day of death: Eleonore Eleonore, Königin von Portugal und Frankreich

* 15 November 1498 in Brüssel
† 18 February 1558 in Badajoz bei

207. day of death: Sophie von La Roche
German writer
* 6 December 1730 in Kaufbeuren
† 18 February 1807 in Offenbach/M.


Fembiography of Sophie von La Roche (German)

152. day of death: Amalie Struve
German revolutionary, writer
* 2 October 1824 in Mannheim
† 18 February 1862 in Long Island, USA

138. day of death: Charlotte Cushman
American actress, singer
* 23 July 1816 in Boston, MA
† 18 February 1876 in Boston, MA


Fembiography of Charlotte Cushman (German)

129. day of death: Charlotte Sainton-Dolby
English
* 17 May 1821 in London
† 18 February 1885 in ebd.

112. day of death: Emilie Fontane
German letter writer, wife of Theodor Fontane
* 14 November 1824 in Dresden
† 18 February 1902 in Berlin

83. day of death: Marie Eugenie Delle Grazie
Austrian writer
* 14 August 1864 in Weißkirchen/Banat (ung.)
† 18 February 1931 in Wien

69. day of death: Wilhelmine Kurfürst
German politician, legislator
* 23 August 1892 in Bordesholm
† 18 February 1945 in Schleswig

57. day of death: Adele Schreiber-Krieger
German
* 29 April 1872 in Wien
† 18 February 1957 in Zürich- Herrliberg

38. day of death: Alma Holgersen
Austrian writer
* 27 April 1899 in Innsbruck
† 18 February 1976 in Innsbruck

32. day of death: Ngaio Marsh
English writer
* 23 April 1899 in Christchurch, Neuseeland
† 18 February 1982 in Christchurch, Neuseeland

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