Commemoratives of Famous Women for 21 December 2011

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.


25 birthdays and 17 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 21 December 2011

145. birthday: Maud Gonne

* 21 December 1866 in Tongham, Surrey
† 27 April 1953 in Dublin

269. birthday: Marquise de Grollier de Fuligny-Damas
French
* 21 December 1742
† 1828

267. birthday: Anne Vallayer-Coster
French painter
* 21 December 1744 in Paris
† 27 February 1818 in Paris

193. birthday: AMALIE AMALIE HERZOGIN VON OLDENBURG
German
* 21 December 1818 in Oldenburg
† 20 May 1875 in Bamberg

187. birthday: Jenny Bürde-Ney
Austrian singer
* 21 December 1824 in Graz
† 17 May 1886 in Dresden

182. birthday: Laura Dewey Bridgeman
American first deaf-blind woman to be educated
* 21 December 1829 in Etna b. Hanover, N.H.
† 24 May 1889 in Boston

176. birthday: Natalie Baring
German writer
* 21 December 1835 in Obershagen Krs. Burgdorf
† 1899 nach

158. birthday: Isolde Kurz
German writer
* 21 December 1853 in Stuttgart
† 5 April 1944 in Tübingen


Fembiography of Isolde Kurz (German)

151. birthday: Henrietta Szold
Israeli philanthropist, Zionist
* 21 December 1860 in Baltimore
† 13 February 1945 in Jerusalem

148. birthday: Zélie de Lussan
American singer
* 21 December 1863 in Brooklyn
† 18 December 1949 in London

139. birthday: Helen Farnsworth Mears
American sculptor
* 21 December 1872 in Oshkosh
† 17 February 1916 in New York

137. birthday: Gertrude Battles Lane
American
* 21 December 1874 in Saco, ME
† 25 September 1941 in New York C.

129. birthday: Bennata Otten
German librarian
* 21 December 1882 in Lübeck
† 18 April 1955 in ebd.

127. birthday: Maria Cadilla de Martinez
American writer, feminist, artist
* 21 December 1884
† 23 August 1951

121. birthday: Hilda Knobloch (Pseud. HANS KNOBLOCH und HILDA TORTHOFER)
Austrian writer
* 21 December 1890 in Marburg a. Drau
† 5 February 1960 in Graz

111. birthday: Bella Fromm

* 21 December 1900 in Nürnberg
† 9 February 1972 in New York

111. birthday: Oda Schaefer
German writer
* 21 December 1900 in Berlin- Wilmersdorf
† 4 September 1988 in München

103. birthday: Herta Staub
Austrian writer, translator
* 21 December 1908 in Wien
† 18 August 1996 in Wien / Vienna

91. birthday: Alicia Alonso
Cuban dancer, ballet director, choreographer
* 21 December 1920 in Havanna

77. birthday: Petra Pascal
German singer
* 21 December 1934 in Frankfurt/M.

74. birthday: Jane Fonda
American actress and political activist; fitness guru
* 21 December 1937 in New York


Fembiography of Jane Fonda (German)

74. birthday: Claire Renée Eliane Motte
French
* 21 December 1937 in Belfort
† 15 July 1986 in Paris

57. birthday: Chris Evert-Loyd
US-amerikanische tennis player
* 21 December 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, FL

52. birthday: Florence Griffith Joyner
American sprinter
* 21 December 1959 in Los Angeles, CA
† 20 September 1998 in Mission Viejo, CA

46. birthday: Anke Engelke
German journalist, actress, comedian
* 21 December 1965

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days of death 21.12.2011

50. day of death: Bertha Keyser
German philanthropist
* 24 June 1868 in Maroldsweisach b. Coburg
† 21 December 1964 in Hamburg

465. day of death: Margarete Margarete von Navarra
French queen, poet, diplomat
* 11 April 1492 in Angoulême
† 21 December 1549 in Schloss Odos b./n. Tarbes


Fembiography of Margarete Margarete von Navarra (German)

85. day of death: Anna Edinger
German philanthropist, suffragist
* 17 May 1863 in Frankfurt/M.
† 21 December 1929 in Oberursel

264. day of death: Elisabeth Christine Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
German
* 28 August 1691 in Braunschweig
† 21 December 1750 in Wien

143. day of death: Louise Aston
German writer, feminist
* 26 November 1814 in Gröningen bei/near Halberstadt
† 21 December 1871 in Wangen/ Allgäu


Fembiography of Louise Aston (German)

107. day of death: Klara Hitler, geb. Pölzl
Austrian mother of Adolf Hitler
* 12 August 1860 in Spital
† 21 December 1907 in Leonding b. Linz

99. day of death: Violet Florence Martin (Ps. Martin Ross)
writer
* 11 June 1862 in Ross House, Co. Galway (Irland)
† 21 December 1915 in Cork (Irland)

89. day of death: Amelie Beese
German aviator
* 18 September 1886 in Laubegast bei Dresden
† 21 December 1925 in Berlin

82. day of death: EMMA Boos-Jegher

* 26 February 1857 in Triest
† 21 December 1932 in Zürich

64. day of death: Hattie Wyatt Caraway
American
* 1 February 1878 in Bakerville, Tenn.
† 21 December 1950 in Falls Church, Va.

44. day of death: Anna Elisabeth Weirauch
German writer
* 7 August 1887 in Galatz (Rumänien)
† 21 December 1970 in Berlin


Fembiography of Anna Elisabeth Weirauch (German)

38. day of death: Anna Karin Elisabeth Ekelund
Swedish actress
* 26 May 1913 in Ystad
† 21 December 1976 in Stockholm

36. day of death: Annie Leuch, geb. Reineck
Swiss teacher; women"s rights activist
* 26 November 1880 in Canawurf (Thüringen)
† 21 December 1978 in Saint-Prex, Schweiz

34. day of death: Thekla Kauffmann
German philanthropist
* 18 February 1883 in Stuttgart
† 21 December 1980 in New York City

22. day of death: Stella Adler
American actress, acting teacher
* 10 February 1901 in New York, NY
† 21 December 1992 in Los Angeles

21. day of death: Moje Forbach, eig. Amalie Staubwasser
German singer
* 24 September 1898 in Schloß Raichertshausen bei München / Munich
† 21 December 1993 in München / Munich

18. day of death: Christine Brückner
German writer
* 10 December 1921 in Schmillinghausen/ Waldeck
† 21 December 1996 in Kassel

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