Commemoratives of Famous Women for 20 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.


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

birthdays 20 February 2012

190. birthday: AGATHE KNOPP
German singer
* 20 February 1822 in Berlin
† 27 September 1877 in Weimar

130. birthday: Mia Munier-Wroblewska
German writer
* 20 February 1882 in Schleck/ Lettland
† 19 October 1965 in Itzehoe

130. birthday: Margarethe Hardegger, verh. Faas
Swiss women"s rights pioneer
* 20 February 1882 in Bern
† 23 September 1963 in Minusio

399. birthday: Catherine de Meurdrac de La Guette
French writer, memoirist
* 20 February 1613 in Mandres
† 1681 vermu in Holland

399. birthday: Luise Francisca de Guzmán
Portuguese queen and regent
* 20 February 1613 in Sanlucar de Barrameda
† 27 February 1666 in Xabregas

207. birthday: Angelina Emily Grimké
American feminist, abolitionist
* 20 February 1805 in Charleston, SC
† 26 October 1879 in Hyde Park, MA


Fembiography of Angelina Emily Grimké (German)

177. birthday: Eleonore Fürstin Reuss
German writer
* 20 February 1835 in Gedern/ Oberhessen / Nidda (O 83)
† 18 September 1903 in Ilsenburg/ Harz

167. birthday: Anna Sofie Petersen

* 20 February 1845 in Kopenhagen
† 6 August 1910 in ebd.

138. birthday: Mary Garden
American-Scottish singer
* 20 February 1874 in Aberdeen
† 3 January 1967 in Inverurie

129. birthday: Lucie Höflich
German actress, acting teacher
* 20 February 1883 in Hannover
† 9 October 1956 in Berlin


Fembiography of Lucie Höflich
Fembiography of Lucie Höflich (German)

127. birthday: Zdenka Baldova
Czech actress
* 20 February 1885 in Böhmisch Trübau
† 26 September 1958 in Prag / Prague

124. birthday: Dame Marie Rambert
English-Polish dancer and dancing teacher
* 20 February 1888 in Warschau / Warsaw
† 12 June 1982 in London

122. birthday: FaltisEvelyn
German-Czech composer
* 20 February 1890 in Trautenau, Böhmen
† 13 May 1937 in Wien

109. birthday: Ella K. Maillart
Swiss writer
* 20 February 1903 in Genf
† 27 March 1997 in Chandolin bei Genf

101. birthday: Margot Grahame
English actress
* 20 February 1911 in Canterbury
† 1 January 1982 in London

91. birthday: Ruth Gipps
English composer, conductor, pianist, oboist
* 20 February 1921 in Bexhill
† 23 February 1999

46. birthday: Cindy Crawford
American
* 20 February 1966 in Sycamore, IL

42. birthday: Julia Franck
German writer
* 20 February 1970 in Berlin (Ost)

34. birthday: Julia Jentsch
German actress
* 20 February 1978 in Berlin

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days of death 20.02.2012

50. day of death: Anna Katterfeld
German writer
* 14 October 1880 in Keidany/ Litauen
† 20 February 1964 in Steinen, Baden

25. day of death: Erika Köth
German singer
* 15 September 1925 in Darmstadt
† 20 February 1989 in Speyer

15. day of death: Sarah Kane
English playwright
* 3 February 1971 in Essex
† 20 February 1999 in London

277. day of death: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
English
* 11 September 1674 in Ilchester
† 20 February 1737

236. day of death: Laura Bassi
Italian philosopher, physicist, anatomist
* 29 October 1711 in Bologna
† 20 February 1778 in Bologna


Fembiography of Laura Bassi (German)

211. day of death: Marie-Françoise Marchand Dumesnil
French actress
* 2 January 1713 in Paris
† 20 February 1803 in Boulogne-sur-Mer

159. day of death: Angélique Lavol Mongez
French
* 1 May 1775 in Conflans
† 20 February 1855 in Paris

93. day of death: Jessie Love Gaynor, geb. Smith
American composer
* 17 February 1863 in St. Louis
† 20 February 1921 in Webster Groves, Mo.

78. day of death: Alma (Evelina) Fohström (von Rode)
Finnish singer
* 2 January 1856 in Helsinki  
† 20 February 1936 in Helsinki (vermutlich)

53. day of death: Mary Sewall Gardner
American
* 5 February 1871 in Newton, MA
† 20 February 1961 in Providence, RI

42. day of death: Maria Goeppert-Mayer
German-American physicist, Nobel laureate (1963)
* 28 June 1906 in Kattowitz
† 20 February 1972 in San Diego, CA


Fembiography of Maria Goeppert-Mayer (German)

41. day of death: Brigitte Reimann
German writer
* 21 July 1933 in Burg bei/near Magdeburg
† 20 February 1973 in Berlin


Fembiography of Brigitte Reimann (German)

38. day of death: Kathryn Kuhlman
American
* 1915 ? in Concordia, Mo.
† 20 February 1976 in Tulsa

37. day of death: Jarmila Glazarova

* 7 September 1901 in Mala Skala
† 20 February 1977 in Prag

34. day of death: Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth
American
* 12 February 1884 in New York
† 20 February 1980 in Washington, DC

24. day of death: Verdina Rachel Shlonsky
Israeli pianist; composer
* 22 January 1905 in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
† 20 February 1990 in Tel Aviv

13. day of death: Dana Meadows
American biophysicist, activist, environmentalist, author
* 13 March 1941 in Elgin, IL
† 20 February 2001 in New Hampshire

4. day of death: Johanna Dohnal
Austrian politician, feminist
* 14 February 1939 in Wien / Vienna
† 20 February 2010 in Grabern, Weinviertel


Fembiography of Johanna Dohnal (German)

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