Historical Figure
Age 91
February 11, 1926 - January 20, 2018
Cimetière de Collonges-au-Mont-d-Or / Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or / France / Europe
Paul Bocuse was a French chef based in Lyon who was known for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. A student of Eugénie Brazier, he was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the ...
Historical Figure
Age 85
November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820
Frankfort Cemetery / Frankfort / Kentucky / USA / North America
Daniel Boone, a bonafide legend during his own lifetime, was an American pioneer and frontiersman whose exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone became famous for his exploration and settlement of...
Historical Figure
Age 43
January 4, 1809 - January 6, 1852
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as "braille".
Historical Figure
Age 40
June 25, 1903 - March 22, 1944
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Pierre Brossolette was a French journalist, a leading left-wing politician, and a major hero of the French Resistance.
Historical Figure
Age 41
January 4, 1716 - September 24, 1757
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Aaron Burr Sr. was a notable Presbyterian minister and college educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the father of Aaron Burr (1756–1836), the third vice presi...
Historical Figure
Age 80
February 6, 1756 - September 14, 1836
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Aaron Burr, Jr. was an important political figure in the early history of the United States of America. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, Burr became a successful lawyer and politician. He was e...
Historical Figure
Age 59
May 9, 1873 - March 6, 1933
Bohemian National Cemetery / Chicago / Illinois / USA / North America
Anton Cermak was the 44th mayor of Chicago who was shot while shaking hands with President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida after a day of fishing on February 15, 1933. Cermak was shot in the lung and wounded during G...
Historical Figure
Age 80
November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's president...
Historical Figure
Age 83
July 21, 1864 - October 29, 1947
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Frances Cleveland was First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Becoming First Lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president.
Historical Figure
Age 67
April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1452
Chapel of Saint-Hubert at Château Royal d'Amboise / Amboise / France / Europe
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian for “Leonardo from Vinci”) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose skill and intelligence, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance hu...
Historical Figure
Age 81
June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Jefferson Davis was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Repre...
Historical Figure
Age 87
December 18, 1917 - February 4, 2005
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ossie Davis was an American actor, director, writer, and activist. He and his wife, Ruby Dee were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Hono...
Historical Figure
Age 80
May 7, 1826 - October 16, 1906
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Varina Davis was the only First Lady of the Confederate States of America, and the longtime second wife of President Jefferson Davis. Born and raised in the South and educated in Philadelphia, she had family on both sides of the c...
Historical Figure
Age 41
December 1, 1776 - March 27, 1818
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Baroness Elizaveta Alexandrovna Stroganova was a Russian aristocrat of the Stroganov family. Married to Count Nikolai Nikitich Demidov, they had two children - Pavel (Paul) (1798–1840) and Anatoly (Anatole) (1812–1869). They w...
Historical Figure
Age 91
October 27, 1922 - June 11, 2014
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She originated the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable fil...
Historical Figure
Age 77
November 9, 1771 - February 5, 1849
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
General Antoine Jean Auguste Durosnel served as aide-de-camp to Napoleon who spent much of his career with the 16th Chasseurs à Cheval. Cavalry General in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. appointed second-in...
Historical Figure
Age 30
April 24, 1851 - March 18, 1882
Hermosa Gardens Cemetery / Colton / California / USA / North America
As a sheriff and lawman, Morgan Earp is perhaps best known for his involvement in the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Sadly he was ambushed and gun down several months later by the Cochise County Cowbo...
Historical Figure
Age 80
March 19, 1848 - January 13, 1929
Hills of Eternity Memorial Park / Colma / California / USA / North America
Wyatt Earp made a living as a professional gambler, teamster, buffalo hunter, saloon owner, brothel manager and a miner. However he is best remembered for a 30-second gunfight at the OK Coral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Historical Figure
Age 84
February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Thomas Edison National Historical Park / West Orange / New Jersey / USA / North America
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion p...
Historical Figure
Age 81
October 25, 1920 - February 14, 2002
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz was a member of the French Resistance and served as president of ATD Quart Monde. The International Movement ATD Fourth World is a nonprofit organization which aims towards the eradication of chronic...