Commemoratives of Famous Women for 24 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.


23 birthdays and 9 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 24 February 2012

125. birthday: Mary Ellen Chase
American writer
* 24 February 1887 in Blue Hill, ME
† 28 July 1973 in Northampton, MA

170. birthday: Janet Ross
English writer
* 24 February 1842 in London
† 24 August 1927 in b. Florenz

185. birthday: Lydia Ernestine Becker
English suffragist, botanist
* 24 February 1827 in Manchester
† 18 July 1890 in Genf o. Genua (Geneva o. Genova)

408. birthday: Suor Arcangela Tarabotti
Italian writer, nun
* 24 February 1604 in Venedig (Castello)
† 1652

202. birthday: Luisa Amelia Paladini
Italian educator, poet
* 24 February 1810 in Lucca
† 17 July 1872 in Lecce

188. birthday: Adeline Gräfin von Cardigan
English writer
* 24 February 1824
† 25 May 1915

183. birthday: Marie Seebach, verh. Niemann
German actress and philanthropist
* 24 February 1829 in Riga
† 3 August 1897 in St. Moritz

182. birthday: Karolina Svetlá
Czech writer
* 24 February 1830 in Prag / Prague
† 7 September 1899 in Prag / Prague

176. birthday: Anna Forcke
German deaconess, hospital matron
* 24 February 1836 in Wittingen
† 10 October 1904 in Hannover

172. birthday: Auguste Götze, Ps. A. Weimar

* 24 February 1840 in Weimar
† 29 April 1908 in Leipzig

163. birthday: Mari Jaszai ((eigentlich Maria Krippel))
actress
* 24 February 1849 in Aszar
† 5 October 1926 in Budapest

149. birthday: Ida Matton
Swedish painter, sculptor
* 24 February 1863 in Gefle
† 1940

147. birthday: Aino Malmberg
writer
* 24 February 1865 in Hollola
† 3 February 1933 in Helsinki

141. birthday: Hedwig Dransfeld
German politician
* 24 February 1871 in Dortmund-Hacheney
† 13 March 1925 in Werl, Westfalen

136. birthday: Martha Cunz
Swiss
* 24 February 1876 in St. Gallen
† 15 May 1961

129. birthday: Maria Maud Leonard McCreery
American feminist, socialist
* 24 February 1883 in Cedarburg, Wis.
† 10 April 1938 in Milwaukee

128. birthday: Marguerite Beclard d'Harcourt
French composer
* 24 February 1884 in Paris
† 2 August 1964 in Paris

107. birthday: La Jana (Jenny Hiebel)
German actress, dancer
* 24 February 1905 in Wien
† 13 March 1940 in Berlin

88. birthday: Margrit Weber
Swiss pianist
* 24 February 1924 in Ebnat-Kappel (St. Gallen)
† 2001

79. birthday: Renata Scotto
Italian singer and opera director
* 24 February 1933 in Savona, Ligurien
† Ê in  

61. birthday: Gabriele Schnaut
German singer
* 24 February 1951 in Mannheim

56. birthday: Judith Butler
American philosopher and feminist
* 24 February 1956 in Cleveland, OH

54. birthday: Valeri(j)a Spartakovna Narbikova
Russian writer
* 24 February 1958 in Moskau

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days of death 24.02.2012

40. day of death: Margaret (Kernochan) Leech
American writer
* 7 November 1893 in Newburgh, NY
† 24 February 1974

40. day of death: Irene Barnes Taeuber
American
* 25 December 1906 in Meadville
† 24 February 1974 in Princeton

242. day of death: Anna Füssli
Swiss
* 16 September 1749 in Zürich
† 24 February 1772 in ebd.

114. day of death: Gabrielle-Marie Le Sueur
French
* 1854 in Janville
† 24 February 1900 in Bresse-sur-Braye

76. day of death: Frieda Brosch
German actress
* 1880 um in Stettin
† 24 February 1938 in Görlitz

71. day of death: Helene Stöcker
German feminist, pacifist
* 13 November 1869 in Wuppertal-Elberfeld
† 24 February 1943 in New York, NY


Fembiography of Helene Stöcker (German)

67. day of death: Dora von Stockert-Meynert

* 5 May 1870 in Wien / Vienna
† 24 February 1947 in Wien / Vienna

61. day of death: Fanny Moser
Swiss
* 27 May 1872 in Badenweiler
† 24 February 1953 in Zürich

47. day of death: Dorothee Manski
American
* 11 March 1895 in New York
† 24 February 1967 in Atlanta, GA

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