Commemoratives of Famous Women for 20 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.


22 birthdays and 21 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 20 March 2012

140. birthday: Karin Michaelis
Danish writer
* 20 March 1872 in Randers/Jütland
† 11 January 1950 in Kopenhagen/Copenhagen


Fembiography of Karin Michaelis (German)

788. birthday: SOPHIE VON THÜRINGEN, Herzogin von Brabant

* 20 March 1224 in Wartburg
† 29 May 1275 in ""

221. birthday: Marie Ellenrieder
German painter
* 20 March 1791 in Konstanz/Constance
† 5 June 1863 in Konstanz/Constance


Fembiography of Marie Ellenrieder (German)

187. birthday: Cornelia Spencer
American
* 20 March 1825 in Harlem, NY
† 11 March 1908 in Cambridge, MA

181. birthday: Isabel Burton
English traveler, travel writer, biographer
* 20 March 1831 in London
† 22 March 1896 in London


Fembiography of Isabel Burton (German)

166. birthday: AUGUSTE Bender
German
* 20 March 1846 in Ober schefflenz
† 16 September 1924 in Mosbach

163. birthday: Maria Storer
American
* 20 March 1849 in Cincinnati
† 30 April 1932 in Paris

156. birthday: Ragnhild Christine Thrane
Norwegian painter
* 20 March 1856 in Faberg
† 4 November 1913 in Oslo

151. birthday: Sigrid Arnoldson
Swedish singer (soprano)
* 20 March 1861 in Stockholm
† 7 February 1943 in ebd.

143. birthday: Bertha Züricher
Swiss
* 20 March 1869 in Bern
† 7 October 1949 in ""

133. birthday: Rachel Hawks
American
* 20 March 1879 in Port Deposit
† "" in ""

132. birthday: Anna Rochester
US-American labor reformer, journalist, and political activist
* 20 March 1880 in New York City
† 11 May 1966 in New York City

131. birthday: Madame d'Ora
Austrian photograper
* 20 March 1881 in Wien
† 30 October 1963 in Frohnleiten, Steiermark

124. birthday: Renée Sintenis
German sculptor, graphic artist
* 20 March 1888 in Glatz
† 22 April 1965 in Berlin


Fembiography of Renée Sintenis (German)

107. birthday: Vera Fjodorovna Panova
Russian writer
* 20 March 1905 in Rostov/ Don
† 6 March 1973 in Leningrad

104. birthday: Lola Rogge
German dancer, choreographer and dance teacher
* 20 March 1908 in Altona
† 13 January 1990 in Hamburg

99. birthday: Ilse Losa geb. Lieblich
German-Portuguese writer
* 20 March 1913 in Buer Krs. Osnabrück
† 6 January 2006 in Porto

92. birthday: Pamela Harriman
American
* 20 March 1920 in Farnborough, Hampshire
† 5 February 1997 in Paris

92. birthday: Andrée Chedid
French-Lebanese writer
* 20 March 1920 in Kairo
† 6 February 2011 in Paris

76. birthday: Evelyn Fox Keller
American feminist, historian
* 20 March 1936 in New York, NY

67. birthday: Christiane Edinger
German violonist
* 20 March 1945 in Potsdam

54. birthday: Holly Hunter
American actress
* 20 March 1958 in Atlanta, GA

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days of death 20.03.2012

110. day of death: Louisa Fanny Pyne
English
* 27 August 1832
† 20 March 1904 in London

90. day of death: Sophia Goudstikker
German-Dutch photographer and suffragist
* 15 January 1865 in Amsterdam
† 20 March 1924 in München

80. day of death: Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont

* 2 August 1858 in Arolsen
† 20 March 1934 in Den Haag

30. day of death: Paule Marjorie Watson- Williams Vezelay
English painter
* 14 May 1892 in Clifton
† 20 March 1984 in London

10. day of death: Juliana, Königin der Niederlande (1948-80)
Dutch queen (1948-80)
* 30 April 1909 in den Haag
† 20 March 2004 in Soestdijk Palast


Fembiography of Juliana, Königin der Niederlande (1948-80) (German)

105. day of death: Sina Mesdag-van Houten

* 23 December 1834 in Groningen
† 20 March 1909 in den Haag

55. day of death: Therese Schnabel-Behr, geb. Behr
German singer; wife of Arthur Schnabel
* 14 September 1876 in Stuttgart
† 20 March 1959 in Lugano

284. day of death: Adrienne Lecouvreur
French actress
* 5 April 1692 in Damery (Champagne)
† 20 March 1730 in Paris

156. day of death: Catherine Spalding

* 23 December 1793 in Charles Cty, MD
† 20 March 1858 in Louisville, KY

147. day of death: Sophie Emilie Linder
Swiss
* 11 October 1797 in Basel
† 20 March 1867 in München

111. day of death: Olive Ann Oatman
American
* 1838 ? in Whiteside County, IL
† 20 March 1903 in Sherman

91. day of death: Louise Charlotta Flodin
Swedish
* 18 September 1828 in Kils socken
† 20 March 1923

57. day of death: Edna Woolman Chase
American
* 14 March 1877 in Asbury Park, N.J.
† 20 March 1957 in Sarasota, FL

54. day of death: Carolyn Conant Van Blarcom
American midwife, nurse
* 12 June 1879 in Alton, IL
† 20 March 1960 in Arcadia, CA

42. day of death: Marilyn Maxwell
American actress
* 3 August 1922 in Clarinda, IA
† 20 March 1972 in Beverly Hills, CA

32. day of death: Marietta Sergejewna Schaginjan
Russian writer
* 2 April 1888 in Moskau
† 20 March 1982 in ebd.

27. day of death: Rita Streich
German singer
* 18 December 1920 in Barnaul, Nowosibirsk/ Sibirien
† 20 March 1987 in Wien

26. day of death: Jeanne Behrend
American
* 11 May 1911 in Philadelphia
† 20 March 1988 in ebd.

14. day of death: Vivian Fine
US-American composer
* 28 September 1913 in Chicago
† 20 March 2000 in Bennington, VT

12. day of death: Elizabeth (Queen Mum) Angela Marguerite
English queen mother
* 4 August 1900 in London (in e. Kutsche)
† 20 March 2002 in Windsor, London

1. day of death: Hannelore Mabry (eigtl. Lorley Katz)
German sociologist, author, feminist, pacifist
* 27 August 1930 in Chemnitz
† 20 March 2013 in München


Fembiography of Hannelore Mabry (eigtl. Lorley Katz) (German)

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