Commemoratives of Famous Women for 26 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 14 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 26 February 2012

90. birthday: Margaret Leighton
English actress
* 26 February 1922 in Barnt Green
† 14 January 1976 in Chichester

155. birthday: EMMA Boos-Jegher

* 26 February 1857 in Triest
† 21 December 1932 in Zürich

135. birthday: Dorothea Hirschfeld
German
* 26 February 1877 in Berlin
† 12 June 1966 in Berlin

135. birthday: Celestina Boninsegna
Italian singer
* 26 February 1877 in Reggio Emilia
† 14 February 1947 in Mailand

204. birthday: Elise Averdieck
German writer
* 26 February 1808 in Hamburg
† 5 November 1907 in Hamburg


Fembiography of Elise Averdieck (German)

193. birthday: Elizabeth Stirling
English
* 26 February 1819 in Greenwich
† 25 March 1895 in London

163. birthday: Katherine McDowell
American writer
* 26 February 1849 in Holly Springs, Miss.
† 22 July 1883 in ebd.

154. birthday: 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)

149. birthday: Josine Adriana Simons-Mees
Dutch playwright
* 26 February 1863 in Rotterdam
† 11 March 1948 in den Haag

144. birthday: Adèle Schmitz
German
* 26 February 1868 in Bremen
† 14 March 1951 in Bremen

143. birthday: Nadeschda Krupskaja
Russian politician, teacher, wife of Lenin
* 26 February 1869 in St. Petersburg
† 27 February 1939 in Moskau/Moscow


Fembiography of Nadeschda Krupskaja (German)

142. birthday: Gabrielle Duchêne
French
* 26 February 1870 in Genf o. Paris
† 3 August 1954 in Zürich

134. birthday: EMMY DESTINN
Czech singer
* 26 February 1878 in Prag / Prague
† 28 January 1930 in Budweis

133. birthday: Mabel Dodge Luhan
American writer, hostess
* 26 February 1879 in Buffalo, NY
† 13 August 1962 in Taos

128. birthday: Dina Appeldoorn
Dutch composer, pianist, piano teacher
* 26 February 1884 in Rotterdam
† 5 December 1938 in 's Gravenhage

124. birthday: MARIA GRENGG
Austrian writer and painter
* 26 February 1888 in Stein, heute zu Krems/ Donau
† 8 October 1963 in Rodaun bei Wien

103. birthday: Madeleine Carroll
English actress
* 26 February 1909 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
† 2 October 1987 in Marbella, Spain

97. birthday: Elisabeth Eybers
South African poet
* 26 February 1915 in Klerksdorp/Transvaal
† 1 December 2007 in Amsterdam

93. birthday: Casey Miller
American
* 26 February 1919 in Toledo, OH
† 5 January 1997 in East Haddam, CN

73. birthday: Senta Trömel-Plötz
German linguist and feminist
* 26 February 1939 in München


Fembiography of Senta Trömel-Plötz (German)

69. birthday: Kazimiera Prunskiene

* 26 February 1943 in Vasiuliskiai

63. birthday: Elizabeth George
American writer (mysteries)
* 26 February 1949 in Warren, OH

62. birthday: Helen Clark
New Zealand politician (prime minister 1999-2008)
* 26 February 1950 in Hamilton (Nordinsel)

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days of death 26.02.2012

20. day of death: Sofka Skipwith, geb. Sofja Petrowna Dolgoruki
Russian-British author, communist, "Righteous among the Nations"
* 23 October 1907 in St. Petersburg
† 26 February 1994 in Blisland, Cornwall

85. day of death: Kate Courtney
English
* 4 April 1847
† 26 February 1929

5. day of death: Ruth Drexel
German actress, director
* 14 July 1930 in Vilshofen
† 26 February 2009 in München / Munich

94. day of death: Anna Alice Chapin
American writer
* 16 December 1880 in New York
† 26 February 1920

72. day of death: Abastenia Eberle
American
* 6 April 1878 in Webster City
† 26 February 1942 in New York

71. day of death: Anna Sophie Polak
Dutch feminist, economist
* 27 April 1874 in Rotterdam
† 26 February 1943 in Auschwitz

64. day of death: Julie Heraeus
German
* 1873 in Stockstadt
† 26 February 1950 in Offenbach

63. day of death: Katarzyna Kobro
Polish sculptor
* 26 January 1898 in Riga
† 26 February 1951 in Lodz

61. day of death: Elisabeth Kuyper
Dutch composer and conductor
* 13 September 1877 in Amsterdam
† 26 February 1953 in Lugano

54. day of death: Bertha Haven Putnam
American
* 1 March 1872 in New York
† 26 February 1960 in South Hadley

44. day of death: Ethel Leginska
English composer, conductor, pianist
* 13 April 1886 in Hull
† 26 February 1970 in Los Angeles, CA


Fembiography of Ethel Leginska (German)

33. day of death: Tatjana Sais
German actress, comedienne
* 28 January 1910 in Frankfurt/M.
† 26 February 1981 in Berlin

28. day of death: Lady Amalia Fleming
Greek-English bacteriologist, political activist
* 1909 in Konstantinopel
† 26 February 1986 in Athen

22. day of death: Marguerite Ross Barnett
American
* 21 May 1942 in Charlottesville, VA
† 26 February 1992 in Wailuku, Hawaii

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