Commemoratives of Famous Women for 20 April 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 14 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 20 April 2012

120. birthday: Caresse Crosby
American inventor; publisher of the "Lost Generation"
* 20 April 1892 in New York City
† 24 January 1970 in Rom

205. birthday: Adele Ferrand
French
* 20 April 1807 in Massieu
† 1 April 1848

468. birthday: Renata Renata von Bayern, sel.
German philanthropist; mother of Maximilian I
* 20 April 1544 in München
† 23 May 1602 in ebd.

426. birthday: Rosa Rosa von Lima, hl.
Peruvian writer, mystic
* 20 April 1586 in Lima
† 24 August 1617 in ebd.

249. birthday: Anna Maria Crouch
English singer; actress
* 20 April 1763 in London
† 2 October 1805 in Brighton

224. birthday: Emma Sophie Körner
German painter
* 20 April 1788 in Dresden
† 15 March 1815

217. birthday: Cynthia Farrar
American
* 20 April 1795 in Malborough
† 25 January 1862 in Ahmednagar, Indien

186. birthday: Dinah Maria Craik
English
* 20 April 1826 in Stoke-upon-Trent
† 12 October 1887 in Shortlands, Kent

149. birthday: Juliette Willumsen
Danish sculptor
* 20 April 1863 in Kopenhagen
† 27 September 1949

143. birthday: Mary Agnes Chase
American botanist, feminist
* 20 April 1869 in Iroquois County, IL
† 24 September 1963 in Bethesda, MD

138. birthday: Mathilde Thalbitzer
Danish
* 20 April 1874 in Skovsgaard
† 12 July 1931 in Viborg

103. birthday: Dorothea Zeemann
Austrian writer
* 20 April 1909 in Wien/Vienna
† 11 December 1993 in Wien/Vienna

102. birthday: Brigitte Mira
German actress
* 20 April 1910 in Hamburg
† 8 March 2005 in Berlin, Krankenhaus

97. birthday: Monique de La Bruchollerie
French pianist
* 20 April 1915 in Paris
† 15 December 1972 in ebd.

92. birthday: Edmonde Charles-Roux
French writer
* 20 April 1920 in Neuilly-sur-Seine

79. birthday: Aimée Beekman

* 20 April 1933 in Tallinn

73. birthday: Gro Harlem Brundtland
Norwegian politician (Prime Minister); physician
* 20 April 1939 in Oslo


Fembiography of Gro Harlem Brundtland (German)

63. birthday: Jessica Lange
American actress
* 20 April 1949 in Cloquet, MN

43. birthday: Marietta Slomka
German TV-host, author, journalist
* 20 April 1969 in Köln

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days of death 20.04.2012

110. day of death: Grace Greenwood
American
* 23 September 1823 in Pompey, NY
† 20 April 1904 in New Rochelle, NY

393. day of death: Agatha vom Kreuz
Spanish
* 1546 in Aranjues
† 20 April 1621 in Madrid

199. day of death: Karoline Schulze-Kummerfeld
Austrian actress
* 30 September 1745 in Wien
† 20 April 1815 in Weimar


Fembiography of Karoline Schulze-Kummerfeld (German)

187. day of death: Josefa BECK
German singer
* in Mannheim
† 20 April 1827

117. day of death: Franziska Nietzsche
German mother of Friedrich and Elisabeth Nietzsche
* 2 February 1826 in Pobles bei/near Lützen, Sachsen/Saxony
† 20 April 1897 in Naumburg

116. day of death: Laura Smith Haviland
American
* 20 December 1808 in Kitley, Can.
† 20 April 1898 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

109. day of death: Hedwig Niemann-Raabe
German actress
* 3 December 1844 in Magdeburg
† 20 April 1905 in Berlin

79. day of death: LILLI HALLER
Swiss writer
* 3 December 1874 in Kandergrund (Bern. Oberld.)
† 20 April 1935 in Zollikon b.Zürich

69. day of death: Catherine McCulloch
US-American
* 4 June 1862 in Ransomville n., N.Y.
† 20 April 1945 in Evanston

44. day of death: Tilly Wedekind
Austrian actress; wife of Frank Wedekind, mother of Pamela and Kadidja Wedekind; Mistress of Gottfried Benn
* 11 April 1885 in Graz
† 20 April 1970 in München

41. day of death: Elisabeth Hauptmann
German writer, dramatist, coworker of Bert Brecht
* 20 June 1897 in Peckelsheim, Westf./ Paderborn
† 20 April 1973 in Berlin


Fembiography of Elisabeth Hauptmann (German)

34. day of death: HILDE Konetzni
Austrian singer
* 21 March 1905 in Wien
† 20 April 1980 in ebd.

13. day of death: Irene Joachim
French singer
* 13 March 1913 in Paris
† 20 April 2001 in Paris

4. day of death: Dorothy Irene Height
US-American civil rights activist
* 24 March 1912 in Richmond, VA
† 20 April 2010 in Washington, DC

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