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Grave of a Famous Person
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Description:
Locations of the final resting places of famous individuals.
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Many individuals throughout history have gained wide notoriety through their deeds, efforts, or contributions to society. For those whose time among the living has passed, their final resting place serves as an ideal location to reflect upon their lives, and how the world was impacted as a result of their actions.

The purpose of this category is to identify the locations of the gravesites of such famous individuals so that others might honor their memory by visiting their final resting place.

We ask that all activities related to the posting or visiting of Waymarks in this category take place showing the utmost respect for the deceased, their families, and the surrounding area.

Always keep in mind that activities within any cemetery can be a point of great sensitivity among individuals both within and outside of our community. Do not touch, deface, or place items directly on markers or headstones. Please act appropriately and responsibly when you are in the area of these final resting places, including observing all posted hours of access.
Instructions for Posting a Grave of a Famous Person Waymark:
To qualify in this category, submitted Waymarks must meet the following criteria:

1) The individual whose gravesite location is being recorded must be widely recognized, rather than just locally known.

2) To assure that a respectful period of time has gone by since the individual has passed on, only gravesites of those who were laid to rest five or more years ago can be included.

3) A respectful photograph of the grave marker or headstone must be provided. If possible, the photograph should clearly identify the deceased by name.

4) You must have personally visited the location, obtained the coordinates using a GPSr and taken the qualifying photographs while at the location. Coordinates should be taken at the actual location of the grave, or as close as reasonably possible. If the grave is located inside a building, coordinates should for the entrance to the building).

5) Gravesites must be in publicly accessible areas. Gravesites located in closed or restricted areas will not be allowed.

6) If the descriptive text provided for the waymark includes text copied in whole or in part from another web site or sites, you MUST provide a "source" reference in the description to give credit to the source from which the text was obtained. Example: "Source: http://www.wikipedia.com/Name_of_Deceased"
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a visit log for waymarks in this category, you must have personally visited the waymark location. When logging your visit, please provide a note describing your visit experience, along with any additional information about the waymark or the surrounding area that you think others may find interesting.

We especially encourage you to include any pictures that you took during your visit to the waymark. However, only respectful photographs are allowed. Logs which include photographs representing any form of disrespectful behavior (including those showing personal items placed on or near the grave location) will be subject to deletion.
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Image for Donato  di Niccolò di Betto de Bardi a.k.a. Donatello - Florence, Italyview gallery
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Grave of a Famous PersonDonato di Niccolò di Betto de Bardi a.k.a. Donatello - Florence, Italy

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The tomb of the famous renaissance sculptor Donato di Niccolò di Betto de Bardi better known as Donatello is marked by a marble slab located in the crypt below the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 1/19/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonIvor Churchill Guest, Lord Wimborne - The Blessed Virgin Mary & St Leodegarius - Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire

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Altar tomb to Ivor Churchill Guest, Lord Wimborne, died 1939, on the grounds of The BVM & St Leodegarius church, Ashby St Ledgers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGrace Patricia Kelly, Princess of Monaco - Monaco-Ville, Monaco,

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Actress and Princess Grace Paticia Kelly is buried next to her husband Prince Rainier III in St. Nicholas Cathedral, 4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Monaco

date approved: 1/17/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSir Norman Wisdom OBE - Bride, Isle of Man

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Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, OBE was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless on screen character that was often called Norman Pitkin

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 1/17/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDaniel Webster, Winslow Cemetery - Marshfield, MA

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Daniel Webster was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who, with Sen. Henry Clay and Sen. John Calhoun, was part of the 'Great Triumvirate' that for several years before the U.S. Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/16/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonKunhuta Uherská - Anežský klášter, Praha, CZ

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Kunigunda Rostislavna (1245 – 9 September 1285; Czech: Kunhuta Uherská or Kunhuta Halicská) was Queen consort of Bohemia and its Regent from 1278 until her death. She was a member of the House of Chernigov, and a daughter of Rostislav Mikhailovich.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph Eggleston Johnston - Baltimore, Md.

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General Joseph E. Johnston was the Confederate General who surrendered the last and largest group of Confederate troops in April 1865 at Bennett's Place, North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/1/2017

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSamuel Bland Arnold - Baltimore, Md.

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In 1865, Samuel Arnold joined John Wilkes Booth and several others in a plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonThe Barrow Gang - Blanche Barrow - Dallas Texas

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Member of Bonnie and Clyde's gang

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 12/23/2016

last visited: 12/23/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJ. M. Barrie - Kirriemuir, Angus

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Grave of playwright, J. M. Barrie at Kirriemuir Cemetery in Scotland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/23/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCaptain Charles Vernon Gridley - Erie, PA

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Grave of Captain Charles Vernon Gridley located in Lakeside Cemetery in Erie, PA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamBPL

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/22/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEmperor Humayun - Delhi, India

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A UNESCO World heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: India

date approved: 12/22/2016

last visited: 10/4/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames S. Sherman - Utica, NY

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Grave site of James S Sherman, Vice President of the United States under William Howard Taft.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/19/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonOliver Fisher Winchester - New Haven, CT

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The grave of businessman Oliver Fisher Winchester, who developed and marketed the "gun that won the West" the Winchester repeating rifle, is located on Highland Avenue, plot 64, in Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 12/19/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSinclair Lewis - Sauk Centre, Minnesota

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Grave of Sinclair Lewis, novelist and Nobel Prize winner.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member msrubble

location: Minnesota

date approved: 12/18/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn C. Garand - Springfield, MA

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The grave of inventor, designer, and engineer, John C. Garand, is located in section D of Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/11/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonDr. Jacob T. Wilhite -- Carl Cemetery, Creedmore TX

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The grave of Dr. Jacob Talley Wilhite, a Texas-born world-renown authority and researcher on rabies, stands in rural Carl Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2016

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorges Brassens, Sète, France

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[FR] La tombe du poète et chanteur Georges Brassens. [EN] The tomb of the poet and singer Georges Brassens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Glandouillage

location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: 12/3/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonHedy Lamarr - Zentralfriedhof, Wien, Austria

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Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. / Hedy Lamarr war eine österreichisch-amerikanische Filmschauspielerin und Erfinderin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonEdward William Shore - Springfield, MA

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The grave of Hall of Fame hockey legend Eddie Shore is located in the first row of section A of Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/7/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonBG Alexander Watkins Terrell, CSA -- Texas State Cemetery, Austin TX

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The tombstone for Confederate Brigadier General Alexander Watkins Terrell is listed as a state historic marker, one of many at this historic cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: 11/26/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoe Zawinul - Zentralfriedhof, Wien, Austria

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Josef Erich "Joe" Zawinul was an Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer. / Josef Erich "Joe" Zawinul war ein österreichischer Musiker und einer der einflussreichsten Jazz-Musiker des 20. Jahrhunderts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Wien, Austria

date approved: 11/29/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGruft der Familie Fürstenberg-Stammheim - Apollinarisberg - Remagen - RLP - Germany

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Grab von Franz Egon Graf von Fürstenberg-Stammheim

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonMajor General Joseph K. F. Mansfield - Middletown, CT

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Major General Joseph Mansfield was a high ranking Union officer who was one of six generals killed at the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. He is buried in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 11/28/2016

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGuillaume le Conquérant - l'abbaye aux Hommes, Caen, France

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[FR] Guillaume le Conquérant est duc de Normandie de 1035 à sa mort et roi d'Angleterre de 1066 jusqu'à sa mort en 1087. [EN] William I usually known as William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 1/4/2017

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