Commemoratives of Famous Women for 28 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.


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

birthdays 28 February 2012

100. birthday: Clara (Claretta) Petacci
Italian mistress of Mussolini
* 28 February 1912 in Rom
† 28 April 1945 in Mezzegra

130. birthday: Geraldine Farrar
American singer
* 28 February 1882 in Melrose, MA
† 11 March 1967 in Ridgefield, CN

215. birthday: Mary Mason Lyon
American pedagogue; founder of Mount Holyoke College
* 28 February 1797 in Buckland, MA
† 5 March 1849 in Mt. Holyoke

165. birthday: Ida Janson
German
* 28 February 1847 in Kassel
† 5 October 1923 in Bremen

135. birthday: LuisePolitikerin (konservativ) Rist, geb. Freyler
German politician
* 28 February 1877 in Rottweil
† 10 September 1955 in ""

603. birthday: Elisabeth von Luxemburg
Bohemian queen
* 28 February 1409 in Prag
† 19 December 1442 in Györ / Ofen/ Buda

237. birthday: Sophie Tieck
German writer; only sister of Ludwig Tieck
* 28 February 1775 in Berlin
† 1 October 1833 in Reval


Fembiography of Sophie Tieck (German)

219. birthday: Duan Wang
Chinese poet, literary scholar, historian
* 28 February 1793 in Hangzhou, Provinz Zhejiang
† 1 February 1839 in Hangzhou, Provinz Zhejiang


Fembiography of Duan Wang (German)

204. birthday: Sybil Jones
American
* 28 February 1808 in Brunswick, ME
† 4 December 1873 in Dirigo

192. birthday: Elisabeth, genannt Rachel Félix
French actress
* 28 February 1820 in Mumpf, Kt. Aargau
† 3 January 1858 in Cannet, Südfr.


Fembiography of Elisabeth, genannt Rachel Félix (German)

176. birthday: Luise Harriers-Wippern
German singer
* 28 February 1836 in Hildesheim
† 5 October 1878 in Görbersdorf in Schlesien

169. birthday: Anna Peters
German painter
* 28 February 1843 in Mannheim
† 26 June 1926 in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg b. Möhringen

169. birthday: Hermine Ridder
German educator
* 28 February 1843 in Lüben/Schlesien
† 10 February 1938 in Hannover

154. birthday: Hermine von Hillern
German writer
* 28 February 1858 in Freiburg/Br.
† 23 March 1924 in München

141. birthday: Isabel Irving
American actress
* 28 February 1871 in Bridgeport, CN

136. birthday: Nelly Merz
German singer
* 28 February 1876 in Frankfurt/M.

133. birthday: Maria Faßnauer
South Tyrolian show woman (freak shows); tallest woman of her time
* 28 February 1879 in Ridnaun/Südtirol
† 4 December 1917 in Ridnaun/Südtirol


Fembiography of Maria Faßnauer
Fembiography of Maria Faßnauer (German)

126. birthday: Agnes Gierck, geb. Höhne
German resistance fighter
* 28 February 1886 in Weimar
† 1944 in Hamburg

117. birthday: Guiomar Novaes

* 28 February 1895 in Sao Joao da Boa Vista
† 7 March 1979 in Sao Paulo

102. birthday: Nydia Lamarque
Argentinian writer, lawyer
* 28 February 1910 in Buenos Aires
† "" in ""

78. birthday: Sylvia Geszty
Hungarian singer
* 28 February 1934 in Budapest

74. birthday: Erika Pluhar
Austrian actress, writer, singer-songwriter
* 28 February 1938 in Wien

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days of death 28.02.2012

120. day of death: Janet Monach Patey
singer (alto)
* 1 May 1842 in London
† 28 February 1894 in Sheffield

90. day of death: Hanna Cordelia Ouchterlony
Swedish salvation army pioneer
* 14 September 1838 in Värnamo
† 28 February 1924 in Stockholm

165. day of death: Regina Josepha von Siebold
German midwife, nurse
* 14 December 1771 in Geismar im Eichsfeld
† 28 February 1849 in Darmstadt

109. day of death: Jane L. Stanford
American
* 25 August 1825 in Albany
† 28 February 1905 in Honolulu

106. day of death: Pauline Lucca
Austrian singer (soprano)
* 25 April 1841 in Wien
† 28 February 1908 in ebd.

103. day of death: Ida Baccini
Italian writer, teacher
* 16 May 1851 in Florenz
† 28 February 1911 in Livorno

101. day of death: Henrikke, gen. Dikken Zwilgmeyer
Norwegian writer
* 20 September 1853 in Trondheim
† 28 February 1913 in ebd.

99. day of death: Anna Knittel, verh. Stainer
Austrian painter
* 28 July 1841 in Untergibeln/ Tirol
† 28 February 1915 in Wattens


Fembiography of Anna Knittel, verh. Stainer
Fembiography of Anna Knittel, verh. Stainer (German)

86. day of death: Emerenz Meier
German writer
* 3 October 1874 in Schiefweg bei Waldkirchen, Nieder bayern (bayr. Wald)
† 28 February 1928 in Chicago

86. day of death: Amy Fay
American
* 21 May 1844 in Bayou Goula, Miss.
† 28 February 1928 in Watertown

28. day of death: Laura Z. Hobson
American writer
* 19 June 1900 in New York
† 28 February 1986 in ebd.

27. day of death: Anny Ondra
German actress
* 15 May 1902 in Tarnow, Woiwodschaft Krakau
† 28 February 1987 in Hamburg Hollenstedt

26. day of death: Kylie Tennant
Australian writer
* 12 March 1912 in Manly, N.S.Wales, Austral.
† 28 February 1988 in Sydney


Fembiography of Kylie Tennant (German)

21. day of death: Ruby Keeler

* 25 August 1909 in Halifax, Kanada
† 28 February 1993 in Rancho Mirage, CA

3. day of death: Annie Girardot
French actress
* 25 October 1931 in Paris
† 28 February 2011 in Paris

3. day of death: Janell Russell
American actress
* 21 June 1921 in Bemidji, MN
† 28 February 2011

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