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Grave of a Famous Person
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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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Grave of a Famous PersonBaltazar de Faria - Tomar, Portugal

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The grave of Baltazar de Faria is located in the Cloister of the Cemetery in the Convent of the Order of Christ.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Santarém, Portugal

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: never

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WW35.4 km

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Grave of a Famous PersonD. Duarte I

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King Edward I 1391-1438, called the Philosopher or the Eloquent, was the eleventh King of Portugal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 2/17/2011

last visited: 2/1/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonLeonor de Aragão

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Eleanor of Aragon 1 February 1402–19 February 1445 was queen consort of Portugal as the spouse of Edward I of Portugal, and the regent of Portugal as the guardian of her son. She was the daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 2/17/2011

last visited: 2/1/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonMateus Fernandes - Batalha, Portugal

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Mateus Fernandes, was one of the architects that worked in the Batalha Monastery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 3/16/2011

last visited: 2/1/2015

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Grave of a Famous PersonTúmulos de D. Pedro I e de Inês de Castro-Alcobaça-Portugal

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Os túmulos de D. Pedro I e de D. Inês de Castro encontram-se no Mosteiro de Alcobaça. São duas verdadeiras obras-primas da escultura gótica em Portugal, cuja a construção se situa entre 1358 e 1367 e de autoria desconhecida.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member h_raky

location: Leiria, Portugal

date approved: 11/11/2010

last visited: 11/14/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonD. Afonso Henriques - Coimbra, Portugal

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The Portuguese revere him as a hero, both on account of his personal character and as the founder of their nation. There are stories that it would take 10 men to carry his sword, and others.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Coimbra, Portugal

date approved: 9/22/2011

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonD. Sancho I - Coimbra, Portugal

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D. Sancho I was the second king of Portugal, was born on 11 November 1154 in Coimbra and died on 26 March 1212 in the same city. He was the son of Afonso Henriques of Portugal and his wife, Maud of Savoy. Sancho succeeded his father in 1185.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Coimbra, Portugal

date approved: 9/28/2011

last visited: 9/21/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonDamião de Góis

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(February 2, 1502 – January 30, 1574) His tomb is located inside Igreja S. Pedro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member god_herodes

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 5/8/2010

last visited: 6/6/2010

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Grave of a Famous PersonVasco da Gama´s Tomb

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Vasco da Gama (Sines or Vidigueira, Alentejo, Portugal, c. 1469 – December 24, 1524 in Kochi, India) was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the European Age of Discovery, and the first person to sail directly from Europe to India.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra

location: Portugal

date approved: 10/20/2006

last visited: 9/15/2006

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Grave of a Famous PersonCamões Tomb

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Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes rendered in English as Camoens) (c. 1524 – June 10, 1580) is considered Portugal's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Homer, Virgil, and Dante.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra

location: Portugal

date approved: 10/20/2006

last visited: 9/15/2006

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Grave of a Famous PersonDom Jorge de Lancastre - Palmela, Portugal

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Jorge de Lencastre was a Portuguese Prince, illegitimate son of King John II of Portugal and Ana de Mendonça, a maid of Joanna la Beltraneja. He became the second Duke of Coimbra in 1509.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Setúbal, Portugal

date approved: 11/14/2012

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonFlorbela Espanca - Vila Viçosa, Portugal

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Final resting place of Florbela Espanca, a very famous portuguese poet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mãozinhas

location: Évora, Portugal

date approved: 11/8/2011

last visited: never

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