Thursday, November 21, 2013


The oldest tomb dates back to 1738 but it was officially opened in 1821. Among the celebrities buried here:
The English sublime poet John Keats. He died of tuberculosis in Rome in 1821
The other great Romantic English poet, friend of Keats, Percy Shelley. He drowned in the Ligurian Sea near Portovenere in 1822
Antonio Gramsci founder of the Italian Communist Party. There is mistake in the Latin inscription: cinera - ashes - instead of cineres
The American sculptor Hendrik Christian Andersen (1872/1940). He came to Rhode Island as a child from Norway. When he was 21 he traveled to Europe and eventually he settled in Rome. He bequeathed his home, studio, papers and more than 400 pieces of his work to the Italian Government. The home has been renovated and now is a museum located at Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20 near Piazzale Flaminio
The Swedish writer Axel Munthe
The Roman painter Enrico Coleman (1846/1911)
The English painter Joseph Severn buried next to his friend Keats
Goethe's son with bronze portrait by Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770/1844)
The admiral of the US Navy Thomas Jefferson Page with a marvelous 1899 sculpture by Ettore Ximenes (1855/1926). During the Civil War he fought for the Confederate Army
Emelyn Story wife of the American sculptor William Story (1819/95) with beautiful sculpture "Angel of Pain" that he himself executed just before he died. He was buried in the tomb as well

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