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Established in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, the Vyšehrad cemetery (Vyšehradský hřbitov in Czech) is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics. The centrepiece of the cemetery is the Slavín Monument designed by Antonín Wiehl and the cemetery is sometimes referred to as the Slavín cemetery. 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Vyšehrad is a castle built on a hill over the Vltava River in the 10th century. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ...

Some of the famous Czechs interred here: This is a partial list of famous Czech, Czech-speaking/writing people, and people born in Bohemia or the Czech lands. ...

The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Emmy Destinn, born February 26, 1878, in Prague, Austro-Hungarian empire - died January 28, 1930, in Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia, a renowned opera singer. ... Antonín Dvořák. ... . František Hrubín (September 17, 1910, Prague - March 1, 1971, České Budějovice) was Czech poet and writer. ... Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986) was a Czech writer, poet and journalist. ... Jaroslav Heyrovský (December 20, 1890 - March 27, 1967) was a Czech chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1959. ... Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (June 29, 1914 in Býchory, Austria-Hungary, now Czech Republic – August 11, 1996 in Lucerne, Switzerland) was a Czech conductor and composer. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Karel Hynek Mácha (16 November 1810 – November 5, 1836) was a Czech romantic poet. ... Alfons Mucha  listen? ( July 24, 1860 - July 14, 1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Josef Václav Myslbek (June 20, 1848 – June 2, 1922) was a Czech sculptor credited for founding of the modern Czech sculpting style. ... Jan Nepomuk Neruda (July 9, 1834 - August 22, 1891) was a Czech writer and poet, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of the May school. Jan Neruda was born in Prague, Bohemia, son of a small grocer who lived in the Malá Strana (Lesser... Božena Němcová born on 4 February 1820 in Vienna, died on 21 January 1862 in Prague was one of the most influential Czech writers of the National Revival movement. ... The Short Films of David Lynch is a DVD collection of the early student and commissioned film work of American film maker, David Lynch. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is a list of famous cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, world-wide. ...

External links

  • Longer list of famous people buried there (http://www.zboray.com/graves/Praha/Vysehradsky/)

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