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Melaten Cemetery, Cologne. Grave of Dr. Franz Leuffen - author of a 1860’s book on post-mortem examinations (I love tombstones... but this thing is kinda creepy)

Melaten Cemetery, Cologne. Grave of Dr. Franz Leuffen - author of a 1860’s book on post-mortem examinations (I love tombstones... but this thing is kinda creepy)

Jane Austen’s grave in Winchester Cathedral. The plaque above her grave, which mentions her literary achievements was put there after her death, because at the time it wasn’t suitable for a woman to write. Jane Austen’s novels had all been published without even mentioning her name, just with the indication "by a lady“.

Jane Austen’s grave in Winchester Cathedral. The plaque above her grave, which mentions her literary achievements was put there after her death, because at the time it wasn’t suitable for a woman to write. Jane Austen’s novels had all been published without even mentioning her name, just with the indication "by a lady“.

John Keats’ Tombstone, Rome, Italy.  “Keats traveled to Rome and died there, aged just 25, in February, 1821. He told his friend Joseph Severn that he didn’t want his name to appear on his tombstone, but merely this line:        HERE LIES ONE WHOSE NAME WAS WRIT IN WATER    Severn honoured that wish, as the gravestone shows. Keats is commemorated just as ‘A young English poet.’”

John Keats’ Tombstone, Rome, Italy. “Keats traveled to Rome and died there, aged just 25, in February, 1821. He told his friend Joseph Severn that he didn’t want his name to appear on his tombstone, but merely this line: HERE LIES ONE WHOSE NAME WAS WRIT IN WATER Severn honoured that wish, as the gravestone shows. Keats is commemorated just as ‘A young English poet.’”

Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976) Agatha Christie is one of the most popular writers in the crime and mystery genre of all

Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976) Agatha Christie is one of the most popular writers in the crime and mystery genre of all

Grave Marker- Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage). He died of tuberculosis in that Black Forest sanatorium. In his will he left everything to his wife who took his body to New York for burial. Crane was interred in the Evergreen Cemetery in what is now Hillside, New Jersey.

Grave Marker- Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage). He died of tuberculosis in that Black Forest sanatorium. In his will he left everything to his wife who took his body to New York for burial. Crane was interred in the Evergreen Cemetery in what is now Hillside, New Jersey.

Charlotte Bronte's grave, St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Haworth  West Yorkshire, England

Charlotte Bronte's grave, St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, Haworth West Yorkshire, England

May Sarton. Her ashes were buried here under a stone relief-carving of a phoenix rising out of stone flames.

May Sarton. Her ashes were buried here under a stone relief-carving of a phoenix rising out of stone flames.

Laura Ingalls and Almonzo Wilder. Author. Buried at Mansfield Cemetery, Wright Co., Kentucky.

Laura Ingalls and Almonzo Wilder. Author. Buried at Mansfield Cemetery, Wright Co., Kentucky.

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