08 Oct Diana, Princess of Wales
Dead: 31 August 1997
In: Pont de l'Alma, Pont de l'Alma, Parigi, Francia
She was a member of the British royal family.
She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Diana's activism and glamour made her an international icon and earned her an enduring popularity as well as an unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life.
Diana came to prominence in 1981 upon her engagement to Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, after a brief courtship.
The couple had two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then second and third in the line of succession to the British throne.
Diana's marriage to Charles, however, suffered due to their incompatibility and extramarital affairs.
The couple separated in 1992, soon after the breakdown of their relationship became public knowledge.
The details of their marital difficulties became increasingly publicised, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.
As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions across the Commonwealth realms.
She was celebrated in the media for her unconventional approach to charity work.
Her patronages initially centered on children and youth but she later became known for her involvement with AIDS patients and campaign for the removal of landmines.
She also raised awareness and advocated ways to help people affected with cancer and mental illness.