Commemoratives of Famous Women for 23 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.


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

birthdays 23 February 2012

225. birthday: Emma Hart Willard
US-American educator
* 23 February 1787 in Berlin, CN
† 15 April 1870 in Troy, NY

120. birthday: Agnes Smedley
American writer, journalist; radical
* 23 February 1892 in Northern Missouri
† 6 May 1950 in Oxford

120. birthday: Geneviève Tabouis
French journalist
* 23 February 1892 in Paris
† 22 September 1985

155. birthday: Margaret Deland
American writer
* 23 February 1857 in Manchester/ Allegheny
† 13 January 1945 in Boston

304. birthday: Maria Theresia Serri, Ordensname Maria Diomira von der Menschwerdung

* 23 February 1708 in Genua
† 14 January 1768 in Fanano

263. birthday: Gertrud Elisabeth Mara-Schmeling
German singer and singing teacher
* 23 February 1749 in Kassel
† 20 January 1833 in Reval

246. birthday: Caroline von Humboldt, geb. von Dacheröden
German salonnière, wife of Wilhelm von Humboldt
* 23 February 1766 in Minden
† 7 March 1829 in Berlin


Fembiography of Caroline von Humboldt, geb. von Dacheröden (German)

243. birthday: Fürstin Pauline Pauline zur Lippe
German regent; kindergarden pioneer
* 23 February 1769 in Schloß Ballenstedt/ Harz
† 29 December 1820 in Detmold

188. birthday: Ulrika Victoria Åberg

* 23 February 1824 in Lovisa
† 15 July 1892 in Weimar

159. birthday: Fritzi Mikesch
Austrian
* 23 February 1853 in Wien / Vienna
† 12 March 1891 in Wien / Vienna

159. birthday: Dolores Correa Zapata

* 23 February 1853 in Teapa

149. birthday: Broncia (Bronislava) Koller-Pinell
Austrian painter
* 23 February 1863 in Sanok am San, Galizien
† 24 April 1934

147. birthday: Anna Ritter
German writer
* 23 February 1865 in Coburg
† 31 October 1921 in Marburg a.d. Lahn

142. birthday: Hans von Kahlenberg
German writer
* 23 February 1870 in Heiligenstadt/ Thür.
† 8 August 1957 in Baden-Baden

136. birthday: Agnes Maude Royden
English
* 23 February 1876 in Liverpool
† 30 July 1956 in London

133. birthday: Agnes Arber (geb. Robertson)

* 23 February 1879 in London
† 22 March 1960 in Cambridge

113. birthday: Elisabeth Langgässer
German writer
* 23 February 1899 in Alzey (Rheinl.)
† 25 July 1950 in Rheinzabern (Pfalz; Landkreis Germersheim)

112. birthday: Elinor Remick Warren
American
* 23 February 1900 in Los Angeles, CA
† 27 April 1991 in ebd.

111. birthday: Ruth Roland Nichols

* 23 February 1901 in New York
† 25 September 1960 in ebd.

108. birthday: Helen Nearing
US-American writer; co-founder of the "Back-to-the-land" movement
* 23 February 1904
† 17 September 1995

107. birthday: Ellinor von der Heyde-Dohrn
German organist, musicologist
* 23 February 1905 in Kassel
† 16 February 2000 in Hannover

101. birthday: Jarmila Urbankova
Czech poet
* 23 February 1911 in Horni Vilemovice
† 13 May 2000 in Prag / Prague

99. birthday: Helma Seitz
German actress
* 23 February 1913 in Offenbach
† 11 July 1995 in Köln

59. birthday: Cristina Elisabeth Fernández de Kirchner
Argentinian politician; President of Argentina (Dec. 2007-)
* 23 February 1953 in La Plata


Fembiography of Cristina Elisabeth Fernández de Kirchner (German)

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days of death 23.02.2012

0. day of death: Alice Herz-Sommer
Czech-German-Israeli-English pianist and ; Holocaust survivormusic teacher
* 26 November 1903 in Prag / Prague
† 23 February 2014 in London


Fembiography of Alice Herz-Sommer (German)

110. day of death: Friederike Kempner
German poet
* 25 June 1828 in Opatow/ Posen
† 23 February 1904 in Gut Friederikenhof bei Reichthal, Schlesien


Fembiography of Friederike Kempner (German)

30. day of death: Jessamyn West
American writer
* 18 July 1902 in Indiana
† 23 February 1984 in Napa

15. day of death: Ruth Gipps
English composer, conductor, pianist, oboist
* 20 February 1921 in Bexhill
† 23 February 1999

15. day of death: Inge Brandenburg
German jazz singer
* 16 February 1929 in Leipzig
† 23 February 1999 in München

169. day of death: Maria Katharina Plettendorf
German wet nurse and confidante of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
* 1763
† 23 February 1845 in Münster, Haus Rüschhaus

163. day of death: Joanna Baillie
Scottish writer
* 11 September 1762 in Bothwell
† 23 February 1851 in Hampstead

162. day of death: Caroline Brandt
German
* 19 November 1794 in Bonn
† 23 February 1852 in Dresden

104. day of death: Wera Fjodorowna Komissarschewskaja
Russian actress, theater director
* 8 November 1864 in Petersburg
† 23 February 1910 in Taschkent

96. day of death: Sophie Menter
German
* 29 July 1846 in München
† 23 February 1918 in Stockdorf b. München

93. day of death: Angelika von Hörmann zu Hörbach
Austrian writer
* 28 April 1843 in Innsbruck
† 23 February 1921 in Innsbruck

87. day of death: Agnes Hundoegger
German music theorist and teacher
* 26 February 1858 in Hannover
† 23 February 1927 in Hannover


Fembiography of Agnes Hundoegger
Fembiography of Agnes Hundoegger (German)

84. day of death: Kate Barnard
American
* 23 May 1875 in Geneva, Nebr.
† 23 February 1930

84. day of death: Mabel Normand
American actress
* October 1893?11 in Rhode Island? Massachusetts?
† 23 February 1930 in Monrovia, CA o. Los Angeles

83. day of death: Nellie Melba
Australian singer
* 19 May 1861 in Burnley b. Melbourne
† 23 February 1931 in Sydney


Fembiography of Nellie Melba (German)

76. day of death: Lillian Welsh
American physician and educator
* 6 March 1858 in Columbia, PA
† 23 February 1938 in ebd.

74. day of death: M. B. Kennicott
German
* 10 September 1881 in Schloß Tusainen/ Ostpr.
† 23 February 1940 in Tübingen, medizinische Klinik

62. day of death: ANNA BALTISCHWILER
Swiss
* 11 March 1876 in Rheinsulz/ Aargau
† 23 February 1952 in Zürich

46. day of death: Fannie Hurst
American writer
* 18 October 1889 in Hamilton, Ohio
† 23 February 1968 in New York City

44. day of death: Emma Guffey Miller
American
* 6 July 1874 in Westmoreland County, Pa.
† 23 February 1970 in Grove City, Pa.

32. day of death: Anne Kersten
German actress
* 26 November 1895 in Mannheim
† 23 February 1982 in Dortmund

26. day of death: Grete Garzarolli
Austrian writer
* 6 June 1900 in Aflenz, Steiermark
† 23 February 1988 in Graz

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