Commemoratives of Famous Women for 25 March 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.


28 birthdays and 16 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 25 March 2012

100. birthday: Magda Olivero
Italian singer
* 25 March 1912 in Saluzzo b. Turin

140. birthday: Ichiyo Higuchi
Japanese writer
* 25 March 1872 in Tokio
† 23 November 1896 in Tokio

80. birthday: Penelope Gilliatt
English-American writer and critic
* 25 March 1932 in London
† 9 May 1993 in ebd.

70. birthday: Aretha Franklin
American singer
* 25 March 1942 in Memphis, TN


Fembiography of Aretha Franklin
Fembiography of Aretha Franklin (German)

665. birthday: Katharina / Caterina Katharina / Caterina von Siena
Italian saint, mystic, scholar, philosopher
* 25 March 1347 in Siena
† 29 April 1380 in Rom/Rome


Fembiography of Katharina / Caterina Katharina / Caterina von Siena (German)

671. birthday: Blanche of Lancaster
noblewoman; mother of king Henry IV (House of Lancaster)
* 25 March 1341
† 12 September 1368 in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire

418. birthday: Maria T. Roemers Visscher Tesselschade

* 25 March 1594 in Amsterdam
† 20 June 1649 in Alkmaar

234. birthday: Sophie Blanchard

* 25 March 1778 in Trois-Canon/Charente Maritime
† 6 July 1819 in Paris

186. birthday: Matilda Joslyn Gage
American feminist theorist and historian
* 25 March 1826 in Cicero, NY
† 18 March 1898 in Chicago, IL


Fembiography of Matilda Joslyn Gage (German)

186. birthday: Wilhelmina Lagerholm
Swedish
* 25 March 1826 in Oerebro
† 19 June 1917 in Stockholm

173. birthday: Marianne Hainisch, geb. Perger
Austrian politician; pioneer of the women"s movement
* 25 March 1839 in Baden bei/near Wien/Vienna
† 5 May 1936 in Baden bei/near Wien/Vienna


Fembiography of Marianne Hainisch, geb. Perger (German)

153. birthday: Johanna Wilhelmina Antoinette Naber
Dutch writer, socialist
* 25 March 1859 in Haarlem
† 30 May 1941 in den Haag

148. birthday: Marie Soldat-Röger
Austrian violinist
* 25 March 1864 in Graz
† 30 September 1955 in ebd.

147. birthday: Luise Zietz
German politician, pacifist
* 25 March 1865 in Bargteheide/ Holstein
† 27 January 1922 in Berlin

144. birthday: Agnes Karll
German social reformer (nursing)
* 25 March 1868 in Embsen (Dorf in d. Lüneburger Heide)
† 12 February 1927 in Berlin

139. birthday: Judith-Jeanne Cladel
French writer
* 25 March 1873 in Paris

131. birthday: Mary Gladys Webb
English
* 25 March 1881 in Leighton-under-the-Wrekin/Shropshire
† 8 October 1927 in St. Leonards /Sussex

124. birthday: Agnes Marie Schütt
German philologist
* 25 March 1888 in Hamburg
† 25 January 1978 in ebd.

114. birthday: Emma Barrett
American
* 25 March 1898 in New Orleans
† 28 January 1983 in ebd.

113. birthday: Bella Spewack
US-American writer
* 25 March 1899 in Bukarest
† 27 April 1990 in Manhattan, NY

104. birthday: Ilse R. Wolff, geb. Zorek
German writer, publisher
* 25 March 1908 in Glatz, Schlesien
† 2001

103. birthday: Maria Gräfin von Maltzan
German veterinarian, biologist, journalist, resistance fighter
* 25 March 1909 in Mielitsch/ Breslau, Schlesien
† 12 November 1997 in Berlin


Fembiography of Maria Gräfin von Maltzan
Fembiography of Maria Gräfin von Maltzan (German)

91. birthday: Simone Signoret
French actress, writer
* 25 March 1921 in Wiesbaden
† 30 September 1985 in Paris


Fembiography of Simone Signoret (German)

88. birthday: Julia Amanda Perry
American
* 25 March 1924 in Lexington, KY
† 29 April 1979 in Akron, OH

87. birthday: Flannery O'Connor
US-American writer
* 25 March 1925 in Savannah, GA 
† 3 August 1964 in Milledgeville, GA

78. birthday: Gloria Steinem
US-American journalist, feminist
* 25 March 1934 in Toledo, OH


Fembiography of Gloria Steinem (German)

73. birthday: Toni Cade Bambara
US-American writer
* 25 March 1939 in New York, NY
† 9 December 1995 in Wallingford, PA


Fembiography of Toni Cade Bambara
Fembiography of Toni Cade Bambara (German)

72. birthday: Mina (Anna Mazzini)
Italian singer
* 25 March 1940

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days of death 25.03.2012

225. day of death: Julie von Voss, Gräfin von Ingenheim
German
* 24 July 1766 in Buch b. Berlin
† 25 March 1789 in Berlin

60. day of death: Gertrud Bäumer
German womens' rights activist, writer, politician
* 12 September 1873 in Hohenlimburg bei Hagen/ Westf.
† 25 March 1954 in Bethel/ Bielefeld (PL) Gadderbaum bei Bielefeld (W 83))

179. day of death: FRIEDERIKE BRUN, geb. MÜNTER
German writer
* 3 June 1765 in Gräfentonna/Thür.
† 25 March 1835 in Kopenhagen

151. day of death: Caroline Tridon
German miniaturist an portrait painter
* 15 April 1799 in Erlangen
† 25 March 1863 in Dresden

134. day of death: Ludmilla Assing
German writer
* 22 February 1821 in Hamburg
† 25 March 1880 in Florenz, Manicomio di S. Bonifacio bei

119. day of death: Elizabeth Stirling
English
* 26 February 1819 in Greenwich
† 25 March 1895 in London

89. day of death: Amélie Moser
Swiss feminist, philanthropist
* 21 June 1839 in Herzogenbuchsee
† 25 March 1925

86. day of death: Nina Bang
Danish
* 6 October 1866 in Kopenhagen
† 25 March 1928 in ebd.

83. day of death: Ida B. Wells
American
* 16 July 1862 in Holly Springs, Miss.
† 25 March 1931 in Chicago

82. day of death: Harriet Backer
Norwegian painter, art teacher
* 21 January 1845 in Holmestrand
† 25 March 1932 in Oslo


Fembiography of Harriet Backer (German)

48. day of death: Lola (Caroline Sophia Auguste ) Kreutzberg
German director, producer. cinematographer
* 2 August 1887 in Nürschau
† 25 March 1966 in Positano, Italien

23. day of death: Eileen Joyce
Australian pianist, harpsichordist
* 21 November 1912 in Zeehan, Tasmanien
† 25 March 1991 in Westerham, England

19. day of death: Eleanor Flexner
US-American writer, historian
* 4 October 1908 in New York City
† 25 March 1995 in Westboro o. Worcester, MA

18. day of death: Mary Lavin
Irish-American writer
* 11 June 1912 in East Walpole, MA
† 25 March 1996 in Dublin

7. day of death: Geno(veva) Hartlaub
German writer
* 7 June 1915 in Mannheim
† 25 March 2007 in Hamburg

4. day of death: Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
German opinion pollster, entrepreneur
* 19 December 1916 in Berlin
† 25 March 2010 in Allensbach, Bodensee

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