Béla Bartók

Birth Name:
Béla Viktor János Bartók
Birth Date:
March 25, 1881
Birth Place:
Sânnicolau Mare, Romania
Death Date:
September 26, 1945
Place of Death:
West Side Hospital, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Farkasréti Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and one founders of comparative musicology (ethnomusicologist). He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers.

Fun Fact

Originally buried at Ferncliff Cemetery in New York, Bartók’s body was exhumed in the 1980s after the Hungarian communist government requested that he be returned to Hungary for a state funeral. His old, boring grave marker still remains as a cenotaph in the St. Peter section, grave 470.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Farkasréti Cemetery

Németvölgyi út 99

Budapest, New York, 1124




Grave Location:

Parcel 470

Grave Location Description

Both the graves of Sir Georg Solti and Bela Bartok are easy to find as they are near the main gate located at the southern side of the cemetery

If one has difficulty finding a particular grave, information is available in several languages at the entrance.

Grave Location GPS

47.482189, 19.000059



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