Commemoratives of Famous Women for 29 January 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 21 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 29 January 2012

100. birthday: Martha Griffiths
American politician
* 29 January 1912 in Pierce City, MO
† 22 April 2003 in Armada, MI

410. birthday: Amalie Elisabeth Amalie Elisabeth von Hessen-Kassel
German
* 29 January 1602 in Hanau
† 3 August 1651 in Kassel

190. birthday: Adelaide Ristori
Italian actress
* 29 January 1822 in Cividale
† 9 October 1906 in Rom

215. birthday: Sibylle Mertens-Schaaffhausen
German art collector; friend of Annette von DrosteHülshoff and Jahanna and Adele Schopenhauer
* 29 January 1797 in Köln
† 20 October 1857

155. birthday: Edith Augusta James
English
* 29 January 1857 in Eton
† 31 December 1898 in Tunbridge Wells

145. birthday: Elisabeth Büchsel
German painter
* 29 January 1867 in Stralsund
† 3 July 1957 in Stralsund

65. birthday: Linda B. Buck
American geneticist, cytologist
* 29 January 1947 in Seattle

513. birthday: Katharina von Bora
German wife of Martin Luther
* 29 January 1499 in Lippendorf b./n. Leipzig
† 20 December 1552 in Torgau


Fembiography of Katharina von Bora (German)

207. birthday: Eugenie de Guerin
French writer
* 29 January 1805 in Schloß Cayla b. Albi, Tarn
† 31 May 1848 in ebd.

177. birthday: Sarah C. Woolsey
American writer
* 29 January 1835 in Cleveland
† 9 April 1905 in Newport. RI

162. birthday: Jeanette Thurber
American
* 29 January 1850 in New York
† 2 January 1946 in Bronxville

149. birthday: Susette Cathrine Holten
Danish painter
* 29 January 1863 in Kopenhagen
† 11 February 1937 in Kopenhagen

146. birthday: Jozefa Joteyko
Polish
* 29 January 1866 in Poczujki
† 24 April 1928 in Warschau

134. birthday: Mary Jobe Akeley
American
* 29 January 1878 in Tappan, OH
† 19 July 1966 in Stonington

131. birthday: Alice Catharine Evans
American
* 29 January 1881 in Neath
† 5 September 1975 in Arlington, Va.

127. birthday: Naemi Kjäll
Swedish teacher, writer
* 29 January 1885 in Uppsala
† 14 January 1939 in Stockholm

122. birthday: Marguerite Canal
French composer, conductor
* 29 January 1890 in Toulouse
† 1978

117. birthday: Muna Lee
American
* 29 January 1895
† 3 April 1965 in San Juan

73. birthday: Germaine Greer
Australian feminist, journalist, art historian
* 29 January 1939 in Melbourne
† Ê in  


Fembiography of Germaine Greer
Fembiography of Germaine Greer (German)

71. birthday: Robin Morgan
American writer, journalist
* 29 January 1941 in Lake Worth, FL

59. birthday: Teresa Teng

* 29 January 1953
† 8 May 1995

58. birthday: Oprah Winfrey
US-American talk show host, entrepreneur, journalist
* 29 January 1954 in Kosciusko, MS
† Ê in  


Fembiography of Oprah Winfrey
Fembiography of Oprah Winfrey (German)

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days of death 29.01.2012

50. day of death: Vera Hall
American
* 1906
† 29 January 1964

50. day of death: Mary Anderson

* 27 August 1872 in Linköping
† 29 January 1964 in Washington, DC

190. day of death: Louisa Gräfin Albany
Italian-German writer
* 29 September 1753 in Mons, Hennegau (Belgien)
† 29 January 1824 in Florenz

10. day of death: Janet Frame
New Zealand writer
* 28 August 1924 in Dunedin/ Neuseel.
† 29 January 2004 in Dunedin/ Neuseel.


Fembiography of Janet Frame (German)

232. day of death: Johanne Charlotte Unzer, geb. Ziegler
German writer, essayist, philosopher,f eminist
* 27 November 1725 in Halle
† 29 January 1782 in Altona

166. day of death: Nina Aubigny von Engelbrunner
German
* 16 April 1770 in Kassel
† 29 January 1848 in Graz, auf d. Erklschlössl bei

123. day of death: Sofia Kowalewskaja
Russian mathematician
* 3 January 1850 in Moskau/Moscow
† 29 January 1891 in Stockholm


Fembiography of Sofia Kowalewskaja (German)

98. day of death: Sibylle Olfers
German writer
* 8 May 1881 in Schloß Methgethen/Königsberg
† 29 January 1916 in Lübeck

93. day of death: Angie Perkins
American
* 6 November 1858 in Danielson, CN
† 29 January 1921 in Knoxville

88. day of death: Angeles Lopez de Ayala
Spanish writer
* 21 September 1856 in Sevilla
† 29 January 1926 in ""

82. day of death: Pavla Kytlicova
writer
* 8 April 1874 in Wien
† 29 January 1932 in Tasov

82. day of death: Viktorine Endler, geb. Bleser, Ps. Antonie Haupt
German writer
* 17 January 1853 in Trier
† 29 January 1932 in Hannover

81. day of death: Sara Teasdale
American poet
* 8 August 1884 in St. Louis, MO
† 29 January 1933 in New York


Fembiography of Sara Teasdale (German)

73. day of death: Sigrid Blomberg
Swedish sculptor
* 17 October 1863 in Fliseryds skn
† 29 January 1941 in Karlstad

62. day of death: Anne Tracy Morgan
American heiress, philanthropist
* 25 July 1873 in New York?
† 29 January 1952 in Mount Kisco

49. day of death: Henny Wolff
German singer
* 3 February 1896 in Köln
† 29 January 1965 in Hamburg

41. day of death: Anna von Segesser
Swiss
* 10 April 1887 in Luzern
† 29 January 1973

11. day of death: Natalia Michailowna Dudinskaja
Russian dancer and dancing teacher; choreographer
* 21 August 1912 in Charkow
† 29 January 2003

7. day of death: Laurence Boulay
French harpsichordist and musicologist
* 19 January 1925 in Boulogne-sur-Seine
† 29 January 2007

6. day of death: Margaret Truman Daniel
singer, writer; daughter of Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman
* 17 February 1924 in Independence, MO
† 29 January 2008 in Chicago

6. day of death: Helga Sophia Goetze
German artist, writer, political activist
* 12 March 1922 in Magdeburg
† 29 January 2008 in Winsen

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