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The Protestant Cemetery of Rome

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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24 Nov 2020

About The Protestant Cemetery of Rome

The Protestant Cemetery of Rome, also known as the Non-Catholic Cemetery or “Cimitero Acattolico”, is the final burial place of many prominent figures, especially artists.

Whilst called the “Protestant” cemetery, it is a cemetery for non-Catholics and houses graves of several other religions such as Jewish graves.

Seen by some as Rome’s answer to the Pierre Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, the Protestant Cemetery of Rome was operating from the eighteenth century, probably circa 1738.

Amongst those interred at the Protestant Cemetery of Rome are well known poets John Keats (d 1821) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (d 1822). Former leader of Italy’s communist party, Antonio Gramsci (d 1937), is also buried here.

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