Commemoratives of Famous Women for 22 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.


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

birthdays 22 April 2012

100. birthday: Kathleen Ferrier
English singer
* 22 April 1912 in Higher Walton, Lancashire
† 8 October 1953 in London


Fembiography of Kathleen Ferrier (German)

110. birthday: Raquel Forner

* 22 April 1902 in Buenos Aires
† 70 June 1988 in Buenos Aires

165. birthday: Anna Lissmann-Gutzschbach
German singer
* 22 April 1847 in Döbeln (Sachsen)
† 1903

155. birthday: Ada Rehan
American actress
* 22 April 1857 in Limerick
† 8 January 1916 in New York

115. birthday: Gertrud Frinke
German resistance fighter
* 22 April 1897 in Berlin
† 26 September 1942 in Auschwitz

561. birthday: Isabella Isabella von Kastilien
Spanish queen
* 22 April 1451 in Madrigal de las Altas Torres
† 26 November 1504 in Medina del Campo


Fembiography of Isabella Isabella von Kastilien (German)

372. birthday: Mariana Alcoforado
writer
* 22 April 1640 in Beja (Alentejo)
† 28 July 1723 in Beja (Alentejo)

284. birthday: Baral, geb. LavalAnne Marie
prussian silk entrepreneur
* 22 April 1728 in Berlin
† 20 June 1805 in Potsdam


Fembiography of Baral, geb. LavalAnne Marie (German)

246. birthday: Germaine de Staël
Swiss writer
* 22 April 1766 in Paris
† 14 July 1817 in Paris

182. birthday: Emily Davies
English
* 22 April 1830 in Southampton
† 13 July 1921 in Hampstead, London

153. birthday: Ottilie Roederstein
Swiss painter
* 22 April 1859 in Zürich
† 26 November 1937 in Hofheim

139. birthday: Ellen Glasgow
American writer
* 22 April 1873 in Richmond
† 21 November 1945 in ebd.


Fembiography of Ellen Glasgow (German)

129. birthday: Eleonore Kalkowska
German playwright
* 22 April 1883 in Warschau
† 21 July 1937 in Bern

103. birthday: Rita Levi-Montalcini
Italian neurobiologist; Nobel laureate (medicine 1986)
* 22 April 1909 in Turin

103. birthday: Ruth Liepman
German-Swiss resistance fighter, literary agent
* 22 April 1909 in Polch bei Koblenz (Eifel)
† 29 May 2001

89. birthday: Paula Fox
American writer
* 22 April 1923 in New York City

77. birthday: Fiorenza Cossotto
Italian singer
* 22 April 1935 in Crescentino (Vercelli)

69. birthday: Louise Glück
American writer
* 22 April 1943 in New York City

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days of death 22.04.2012

70. day of death: Annemarie Ladewig
German resistance fighter
* 5 June 1919
† 22 April 1944 in Hamburg

315. day of death: Anne Murray Lady Halkett
English
* 4 January 1622 in London
† 22 April 1699

448. day of death: Diana / Diane Diana von / de Poitiers
French lady-in-waiting; mistress of Henry II. of France
* 3 September 1499 in Schloß Saint Vallier (Poitiers)
† 22 April 1566 in Schloß Anet (bei/near Paris)

237. day of death: Christiane Büsching, geb. Dilthey
German poet
* 11 December 1728 in Köthen, Anhalt
† 22 April 1777 in Berlin

127. day of death: Julie Traberth
German kindergarden pioneer
* 6 September 1817 in Eisenach
† 22 April 1887 in Eisenach

121. day of death: Franziska Berg
German actress
* 1 January 1813 in Mannheim
† 22 April 1893 in Dresden

102. day of death: Betsy Meyer
Swiss sister of C.F. Meyer
* 19 March 1831 in Zürich
† 22 April 1912 in Veltheim (Aargau)

102. day of death: Siri von Essen
Finnish first wife of Strindberg
* 17 August 1850 in Stockholm
† 22 April 1912 in Helsingfors

99. day of death: Adèle Hugo
French chronicler of Victor Hugo"s life
* 28 July 1830 in Paris
† 22 April 1915

77. day of death: Hildegard von Hippel, verh. Tiessen
German writer
* 15 April 1872 in Hannover
† 22 April 1937 in Berlin

69. day of death: Käthe Kollwitz, geb. Schmidt
German graphic artist, sculptor
* 8 July 1867 in Königsberg
† 22 April 1945 in Moritzburg/ Dresden


Fembiography of Käthe Kollwitz, geb. Schmidt (German)

69. day of death: Erika Etter
German resistance fighter
* 22 September 1922 in Hamburg
† 22 April 1945 in Neuengamme

49. day of death: Renée Sintenis
German sculptor, graphic artist
* 20 March 1888 in Glatz
† 22 April 1965 in Berlin


Fembiography of Renée Sintenis (German)

42. day of death: Dessa Dugalic
actress
* 28 September 1897 in Cacak
† 22 April 1972 in Belgrad

38. day of death: Jeanne Mammen
German painter, graphic artist
* 21 November 1890 in Berlin
† 22 April 1976 in Berlin

31. day of death: Gunta Stölzl
German graphic artist, weaver
* 5 March 1897 in München
† 22 April 1983 in Zürich / Zurich

26. day of death: Louise Stomps
German
* 1900 in Berlin
† 22 April 1988 in Altötting

19. day of death: Margaret ("Maggie") Kuhn
American
* 3 August 1905 in Buffalo, NY
† 22 April 1995 in Philadelphia, PA

18. day of death: Erma Bombeck
American writer, humorist
* 21 February 1927 in Dayton, OH
† 22 April 1996 in San Francisco, CA


Fembiography of Erma Bombeck (German)

11. day of death: Martha Griffiths
American politician
* 29 January 1912 in Pierce City, MO
† 22 April 2003 in Armada, MI

9. day of death: Erika Fuchs
German translator
* 7 December 1906 in Rostock
† 22 April 2005 in München


Fembiography of Erika Fuchs (German)

8. day of death: Alida Maria Valli, geb. Altenburger
Italian actress
* 31 May 1921 in Pola
† 22 April 2006 in Rom

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