James, both king of Scotland and Stuart king of England before creating the kingdom of Great Britain, was born on 19 June 1566 in Edinburgh Castle. James married Anna, the sister of the Danish king, Christian IV. They had numerous children, three of whom survived infancy: Henry, who died after a short illness in 1612, Charles who was to succeed James, and Elizabeth, who married Frederick, elector of Palatine, and the swiftly deposed King of Bohemia. Romantically she has become known as the Winter Queen. Here’s King James I and VI biography and profile.
Manu Dibango, Cameroonian singer, best known for his hit single “Soul Makossa,” was born 12 December 1933. Dibango achieved a considerable success following in the U.K. with the disco hit “Big Blow,” and in 1998 he recorded the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa. Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed. Dibango was “a fatherly figure who was always ready to advise, hold the hand of younger musicians and lead them to success,” fellow musician and journalist Ateh Francis, also known as Bazore, said. Here’s Manu Dibango Biography and Profile.
Candi Staton (Canzata Maria Staton), born 13 March 1940, an American singer–songwriter, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and her 1976 disco chart-topper “Young Hearts Run Free”.
Candi Staton: “I am so blessed and thankful. There are so many of my peers that are not here to see something like this happen to them.” Here’s Candi Station Biography and Profile.
Nighat Dad was born 1981, in the small town of Ratta Matta, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nighat Dad is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist. She founded Digital Rights Foundation (DRF). “The main objective of DRF was not to just establish another NGO, but to really start a movement on digital rights and internet freedom issues.” Here’s Nighat Dad Biography and Profile.
Marielle Franco, human rights activist, was born July 27, 1979. She was assassinated 14 March 2018.
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her chains are very different from my own,” Marielle Franco said to the mixed crowd of activists fighting to build a better life in the South American country.
Here’s Marielle Franco Biography and Profile.