Commemoratives of Famous Women for 25 September 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.


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

birthdays 25 September 2012

120. birthday: Martha Muchow
German psychologist
* 25 September 1892 in Hamburg
† 29 September 1933 in Hamburg


Fembiography of Martha Muchow (German)

60. birthday: bell hooks (eig. Gloria Jean Watkins)
American writer, feminist
* 25 September 1952 in Hopkinsville, KY

60. birthday: Cherrie Moraga
American writer, feminist
* 25 September 1952 in Whittier, CA

95. birthday: Gise Furtwängler
German dancer, choreographer
* 25 September 1917 in Berlin
† 1 November 1979 in Hannover

95. birthday: Mary Clabaugh Wright, Mary
American
* 25 September 1917 in Tuscaloosa, AL
† 18 June 1970 in Guilford

254. birthday: Marianne Thekla Mozart, genannt das "Bäsle"
German Mozart"s cousin and friend
* 25 September 1758 in Augsburg
† 25 January 1841 in Bayreuth

254. birthday: Josepha Auernhammer
Austrian pianist, composer
* 25 September 1758 in Wien / Vienna
† 31 January 1820 in Wien / Vienna

219. birthday: Felicia Hemans
English
* 25 September 1793 in Liverpool
† 16 May 1835 in Dublin b.

149. birthday: Nellie Nugent Somerville
suffragist, lawyer
* 25 September 1863 in Greenville n., Miss.
† 28 July 1952 in Ruleville

142. birthday: Martha Stettler
Swiss painter, etcher
* 25 September 1870 in Bern
† 16 December 1945 in Châtillon

141. birthday: Nadja Strasser
German
* 25 September 1871 in Starodub, Rußl.
† 19 August 1955 in Berlin

139. birthday: Elizabeth Tuttle Holsman
American painter and sculptor
* 25 September 1873 in Brownville
† 1956

138. birthday: Noelle Roger
Swiss
* 25 September 1874 in Genf / Geneva
† 14 October 1953 in Genf / Geneva

137. birthday: Katharina Fleischer- Edel
German singer
* 25 September 1875 in Mülheim/ Ruhr
† 18 August 1928 in Dresden

132. birthday: Christabel Pankhurst
English suffragist; womens' rights activist
* 25 September 1880 in Manchester
† 13 February 1958 in Santa Monica, CA

124. birthday: Dame Vera Laughton Mathews
English Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) officer
* 25 September 1888 in London
† 1959

116. birthday: Elsa Triolet
French-Russian writer
* 25 September 1896 in Moskau/Moscow
† 16 June 1970 in Siant-Armoul-les-Yvelines bei/near Paris

114. birthday: Margaret Schlauch
American linguist
* 25 September 1898 in Philadelphia
† 1986

109. birthday: Vlasta Petrovicova
Czech writer
* 25 September 1903 in Prerov
† 12 February 1980 in Prag / Prague

106. birthday: Madeleine Bourdouxhe
Belgian writer
* 25 September 1906 in Lüttich
† 16 April 1996 in Brüssel


Fembiography of Madeleine Bourdouxhe (German)

97. birthday: Betty (Evelyn) Box
English producer
* 25 September 1915 in Beckenham, Kent
† 15 January 1999

94. birthday: Helene Rahms
German
* 25 September 1918 in Köln

91. birthday: Edith Farnadi
Austrian-Hungarian pianist
* 25 September 1921 in Budapest
† 12 December 1973 in Graz

89. birthday: Lotte Rotholz
German resistance fighter
* 25 September 1923 in Bentheim
† 1942 nach in Auschwitz

83. birthday: Barbara Walters
American journalist, talk show host
* 25 September 1929 in Boston

82. birthday: Francine du Plessix Gray
American writer
* 25 September 1930

77. birthday: Maj Sjöwall
Swedish writer
* 25 September 1935 in Stockholm

73. birthday: Sheila Ortiz-Taylor
American writer
* 25 September 1939 in Los Angeles, CA

69. birthday: Brigitte Schlieben-Lange
German scholar of Romance languages
* 25 September 1943
† 14 September 2000

48. birthday: Barbara Dennerlein
German jazz musician (Hammond organ)
* 25 September 1964 in Trudering

43. birthday: Catherine Zeta-Jones
English actress
* 25 September 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

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days of death 25.09.2012

90. day of death: Lotta Crabtree
American actress
* 7 November 1847 in New York
† 25 September 1924 in Boston

70. day of death: Alma Buscher, verh. Siedhoff
German designer, carpenter
* 4 January 1899
† 25 September 1944 in Frankfurt/M.

30. day of death: Gertrud Wilker
Swiss writer
* 18 March 1924 in Solothurn
† 25 September 1984 in Herrenschwanden

45. day of death: Constanze Hallgarten
German
* 12 September 1881 in Leipzig
† 25 September 1969 in München 


Fembiography of Constanze Hallgarten (German)

15. day of death: Marion Zimmer Bradley
American writer
* 3 June 1930 in near Albany, NY
† 25 September 1999 in Berkeley, CA

5. day of death: Alicia de Larrocha
Spanish pianist
* 23 May 1923 in Barcelona
† 25 September 2009 in Barcelona

393. day of death: Mary Sidney, Gräfin Pembroke
English poet; scholar, sister of Sir Philip Sidney
* 27 October 1561 in Ticknell
† 25 September 1621 in London

156. day of death: Amalie Schoppe
writer
* 9 October 1791 in Burg auf Fehmarn
† 25 September 1858 in Schenectady/ New York

121. day of death: Marie Luise von François
German writer
* 27 June 1817 in Herzberg a. d. Elster, bei Merseburg/ Sachsen
† 25 September 1893 in Weißenfels, Saale/ Sachsen

102. day of death: Louisa Twining
English graphic artist; writer
* 16 November 1820 in London 
† 25 September 1912 in London

76. day of death: EUGENIE SCHUMANN
German writer, biographer of her parents, Clara and Robert Schumann, pianist
* 1 December 1851 in Düsseldorf
† 25 September 1938 in Bern


Fembiography of EUGENIE SCHUMANN (German)

73. day of death: Gertrude Battles Lane
American
* 21 December 1874 in Saco, ME
† 25 September 1941 in New York C.

54. day of death: Ruth Roland Nichols

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

54. day of death: Emily Price Post
American writer
* 27 October 1872 in Baltimore
† 25 September 1960 in New York City

48. day of death: Mina Loy
American writer
* 27 December 1882 in London
† 25 September 1966 in Aspen, CO

44. day of death: Inez Haynes Irwin
American
* 2 March 1873 in Rio de Janeiro
† 25 September 1970 in Norwell, MA

42. day of death: Eleanor Touroff Glueck
American
* 12 April 1898 in Brooklyn
† 25 September 1972 in Cambridge, MA

42. day of death: Alejandra Pizarnik
Argentinian writer
* 29 April 1936 in Buenos Aires
† 25 September 1972 in Buenos Aires

39. day of death: Antonietta Raphael Mafai
Italian
* 29 July 1900 in Kowno, Litauen
† 25 September 1975 in Rom

34. day of death: Maria Under
Estonian poet
* 27 March 1883 in Reval
† 25 September 1980 in Stockholm

27. day of death: Mary Astor
American actress
* 3 May 1906 in Quincy, IL
† 25 September 1987 in bei Los Angeles, CA (Woodland Hills)

7. day of death: Ella Barowsky
German politician
* 11 January 1912 in Berlin-Charlottenburg
† 25 September 2007 in Berlin

3. day of death: Wangari Maathai
Kenyan biologist, politician, Nobel laureate (Peace)
* 1 April 1940 in Nyeri, Kenia
† 25 September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenia


Fembiography of Wangari Maathai
Fembiography of Wangari Maathai (German)

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