string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
Barbe-Nicole grew up as the eldest daughter of one of wealthy textile industry tycoon and personal friend of Napoleon Bonaparte: Ponce Jean Nicolas Philippe. Widowed at age 27, she embarked on a lifelong journey to turn her husbands small winery into one of the largest merchants of champagne that we know and enjoy today. Upon her death at age 88, she went from selling 10,000 bottles in her youth to over 700,000 worldwide. The brand and company of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin still bears her name today.
Final Resting Place:
Cimetiere du Nord
1 bis Rue du Champ de Mars
Reims, , 51100
Cemetery map of Cimetiere du Nord in Reims, France.
Canton 2, Chapelle Clicquot-Ponsardin
Grave Location Description
One of the most exceptional monuments can be found behind the Sainte- Croix chapel at the entrance (listed as a historic monument), which is richly decorated and has an eclectic architectural style. As you enter the main gate stay to the left and walk until you come to the end of Canton 2. The vault where Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin, known as “Veuve Clicquot” (Widow Clicquot) rests is on your right (her name appears on the other side of the vault).
From the mid-19th century, a number of notable figures created impressive funerary monuments, marking a certain reputation amongst writers, military figures, magistrates, “men of science”, industrialists and many more.
Many of these surnames have been forgotten but the names associated with the champagne houses remain well known in this cemetery including Heidsieck, Krug, Lanson, Pommery, and Roederer.