What famous people are buried in Berlin?

What famous people are buried in Berlin?

Cemeteries
Answer by Tobias Wolfanger: From a Berlin or a German perspective, there are many well known people buried on the city's cemeteries. But the perspective from an international point of view might be different. So I decided to make a Top List with regards to their estimated importance and popularity in other countries. As a measure of importance I took a look at the number of different language entries in Wikipedia. Here ist the Top List, finally resulting in 22 entries. I included everyone I found with at least 40 different language entries in Wikipedia (number in braces). The ranking is based on these, not on personal views, although I excluded Kings and Emperors on purpose! 1. Marlene Dietrich, Actress (101) 2. Rosa Luxemburg, Socialist Revolutionary (96) 3.  Georg Wilhelm…
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Staedtischer Friedhof III

Staedtischer Friedhof III

Cemeteries
Städtischer Friedhof III is a cemetery in the Friedenau district of the borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin, Germany. Buried here are Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924), Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992) and Helmut Newton (1920–2004). Its proximity to the artists' colony Wilmersdorfer many painters, sculptors, writers, actors and musicians found their final rest. As a result, the cemetery was known as "artist cemetery." This trend continues up to the present. Tomb art Numerous grave stones were designed by artists, which the reputation of "artist cemetery" also underscores. In 1925, the Berlin sculptor Georg Kolbe by the Prussian Ministry of Science, Art and Education was been commissioned to create a grave monument to the late composer Ferruccio Busoni. In the center of an enclosed with a yew hedge simple square plate surface presented Kolbe a…
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Invalidenfriedhof

Invalidenfriedhof

Cemeteries
Invalids' Cemetery Berlin The Invalids' Cemetery (German: Invalidenfriedhof) is one of the oldest cemeteries in Berlin. It was the traditional resting place of the Prussian Army, and is regarded as particularly important as a memorial to the German Wars of Liberation of 1813-15. The cemetery was established in 1748 to provide burial grounds for those veterans wounded in the War of the Austrian Succession, who inhabited a nearby hostel (Invalidenhaus) built on the orders of King Frederick the Great. A royal decree of 1824 declared that the Invalidenfriedhof should become the burial ground for all distinguished Prussian military personnel, including Bogislav Count Tauentzien von Wittenberg. One of the most notable tombs from this period is that of Gerhard von Scharnhorst (a hero of the Napoleonic Wars), designed by Schinkel with…
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