Commemoratives of Famous Women for 31 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.


22 birthdays and 25 days of death are related to today's date.

birthdays 31 March 2012

140. birthday: Alexandra Kollontai
Russian revolutionary, diplomat, writer
* 31 March 1872 in St. Petersburg
† 9 March 1952 in Moskau/Moscow


Fembiography of Alexandra Kollontai (German)

130. birthday: Maria Bidlingmaier
German ethnologist
* 31 March 1882 in Lauffen, Neckar
† 22 January 1917

165. birthday: Irma von Troll-Borostyani
Austrian writer
* 31 March 1847 in Salzburg
† 10 February 1912 in ebd.

135. birthday: Toni Schwabe
German writer
* 31 March 1877 in Bad Blankenburg, Thüringen
† 17 October 1951 in Bad Blankenburg, Thüringen

95. birthday: Dorothy DeLay
American violinist, violin teacher
* 31 March 1917 in Kansas
† 24 March 2002

587. birthday: Bianca Maria Bianca Maria Visconti Sforza, Herzogin von Mailand
Italian politician, regent
* 31 March 1425 in Settimo o. Abbiategrasso
† 23 October 1468 in Melegnano

313. birthday: Louise de Warens
Swiss lover of Rousseau
* 31 March 1699 in Vevey
† 29 July 1762 in Chambery

181. birthday: Elisa Hwasser
Swedish actress
* 31 March 1831 in Stockholm
† 28 January 1894 in ""

156. birthday: Dora Hitz
German painter
* 31 March 1856 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg
† 20 November 1924 in Berlin

156. birthday: Mary Sherwood
American physician
* 31 March 1856 in Ballston, NH
† 24 May 1935 in Baltimore

141. birthday: Frieda von Kaulbach- Scotta
Danish violinist
* 31 March 1871 in Kopenhagen

123. birthday: Muriel Hazel Wright
US-American historian, politician
* 31 March 1889 in Lehigh, Choctaw, OK
† 27 February 1975 in Oklahoma City, OK


Fembiography of Muriel Hazel Wright
Fembiography of Muriel Hazel Wright (German)

117. birthday: Elizabeth Miles
American blues singer
* 31 March 1895
† 17 March 1963 in ""

113. birthday: Antonia White
English writer
* 31 March 1899 in London
† 4 October 1980 in Daneshill

104. birthday: TILLA BRIEM
German singer
* 31 March 1908 in Morhange / Lothringen
† 20 July 1980 in Tierberg bei Schwäbisch Hall

101. birthday: Elisabeth Grümmer
German singer
* 31 March 1911 in Niederjeutz, heute Basse-Yutz, Moselle
† 6 November 1986 in Warendorf/NRW.

96. birthday: Zoë Oldenbourg
Russian-French writer
* 31 March 1916 in Petersburg
† 8 November 2002 in Paris?

87. birthday: Petra Peters
German actress, playwright
* 31 March 1925 in Hannover
† 31 July 2004 in München

83. birthday: Liz Claiborne
American fashion designer, entrepreneur
* 31 March 1929 in Brüssel / Brussels
† 25 June 2007 in Manhattan

79. birthday: Hedwig Bilgram
German organist, harpsichordist
* 31 March 1933 in Memmingen, Bayern

78. birthday: Kamala Das
Indian writer
* 31 March 1934 in Punnayurkulam

76. birthday: Marge Piercy
American writer
* 31 March 1936 in Detroit, MI

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days of death 31.03.2012

100. day of death: Amanda Theodosia Jones

* 19 October 1835 in East Bloomfield, Ontario Cty, NY
† 31 March 1914 in Junction City

810. day of death: Eleonore von Aquitanien
French-English regent; wife of Heinrich II Plantagenet; mother of Richard Lionheart
* 1122 in Schloss Belim bei Poitiers
† 31 March 1204 in Poitiers, Abtei Fontevrault


Fembiography of Eleonore von Aquitanien (German)

249. day of death: Anna Constantia Gräfin Cosel
German; mistress of King August of Saxonia and Poland
* 17 October 1680 in Gut Depenau / Holstein
† 31 March 1765 in Stolpen

193. day of death: Josephine Gräfin Brunswick de Korompa
Hungarian student and friend of Beethoven, his "immortal beloved"
* 28 March 1779 in Preßburg
† 31 March 1821

159. day of death: Charlotte Brontë
English writer
* 21 April 1816 in Thornton
† 31 March 1855 in Haworth

138. day of death: Elizabeth Greenfield
American singer
* 13 July 1817 in Natchez, Miss.
† 31 March 1876 in Philadelphia

116. day of death: Eleanor Marx
English politician, pacifist, yougest daughter of Jenny and Karl Marx
* 16 January 1855 in London, Soho
† 31 March 1898 in London

114. day of death: Ellen Fries
Swedish historian
* 23 September 1855 in Rödsle
† 31 March 1900 in Stockholm

83. day of death: Valeska Röver
German painter, artisan
* 6 February 1849 in Hamburg
† 31 March 1931 in ebd.

83. day of death: Hedwig Strandberg
Swedish painter
* 28 October 1842 in Stigtomta
† 31 March 1931 in Stockholm

82. day of death: Margarete von Wrangell
German professor of agriculture
* 7 January 1877 in Moskau
† 31 March 1932 in Stuttgart

82. day of death: Mary Lanman Douw Ferris
American writer
* 22 May 1855 in Poughkeepsie
† 31 March 1932 in Hempstead

69. day of death: Harriet Hawes
American archeologist
* 11 October 1871 in Boston
† 31 March 1945 in Washington, DC

64. day of death: Ada Brown
US-American Blues singer
* 1 May 1890 in ""
† 31 March 1950 in ""

56. day of death: Else Frenkel-Brunswik

* 18 August 1908 in Lemberg, Polen
† 31 March 1958

54. day of death: Lady Cynthia Asquith
English writer
* 27 September 1887 in Clouds, near East Knoyle in Wiltshire
† 31 March 1960 in Acland Nursing Home in Oxford

46. day of death: Elly Ney
German pianist
* 27 September 1882 in Düsseldorf
† 31 March 1968 in Tutzing


Fembiography of Elly Ney (German)

33. day of death: Enid Bagnold
English writer
* 27 October 1889 in Rochester
† 31 March 1981 in London

31. day of death: Paula Hertwig
German biologist
* 11 October 1889 in Berlin
† 31 March 1983 in Villingen, Schwarzwald

31. day of death: Suzy Solidor
French singer, actress
* 18 December 1900 in St.-Servant bei St.-Malo
† 31 March 1983

31. day of death: Christina Ellen Stead
Australian writer
* 17 July 1902 in Sydney
† 31 March 1983 in ebd.

19. day of death: Selena (Selena Quintanilla Perez)
American singer
* 16 April 1971 in Lake Jackson, TX
† 31 March 1995 in Corpus Christi,TX

17. day of death: Helene Anderson
American diplomat; first American woman ambassador (Denmark 1949-53)
* 26 May 1909 in Adair, IO
† 31 March 1997 in Red Wing, MN

16. day of death: Bella Abzug
American politician (Dem), feminist, lawyer
* 24 July 1920 in New York
† 31 March 1998 in New York


Fembiography of Bella Abzug
Fembiography of Bella Abzug (German)

14. day of death: Gisèle Freund
German-French photographer, sociologist
* 19 December 1908 in Berlin Schöneberg
† 31 March 2000 in Paris


Fembiography of Gisèle Freund (German)

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