Historical Figure
Age 52
November 26, 1770 - May 29, 1823
Granary Burying Ground / Boston / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Phillips was the very first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts and was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1813. John Phillips was also the father of famed abolitionist Wendell Phillips.
Historical Figure
Age 50
January 16, 1825 - July 30, 1875
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Major General George Pickett was a career United States Army officer who became a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He attended the US Military Academy at West Point, accumulating a host o...
Historical Figure
Age 64
November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869
Old North Cemetery / Concord / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States of America. He came into office during a period of growing tension between the North and South. A politician of limited ability, Pierce was behind one of the most crucial...
Historical Figure
Age 37
October 18, 1679 - 1716
Putnam Family Burial Ground / Danvers / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Ann Putnam's short and miserable life is best remembered as one of the principal accusers in the “circle” of girls who claimed to be afflicted by witchcraft which resulted in the Salem Witch Trials. She is responsible for the ...
Historical Figure
Age 37
June 15, 1661 - June 8, 1699
Putnam Family Burial Ground / Danvers / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Ann Putnam, her husband and one of their daughters (Ann Putnam Jr.) all levied accusations of witchcraft, many of them against extended members of the Porter family, and testified at the trials. She is responsible for the accusat...
Historical Figure
Age 79
December 31, 1969 - January 20, 1830
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Red Jacket, chief of the Wolf clan nation, became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. After the Revolutionary war, he played a prominent role in negotiations with the new U.S. federal government. The US pre...
Historical Figure
Age 82
October 8, 1890 - July 23, 1973
Green Lawn Cemetery / Columbus / Ohio / USA / North America
Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker was called America’s Ace of Aces during World War I, the highest scorer of American aerial victories over the Germans. He could just as easily have been labeled the ‘luckiest man alive,’ howeve...
Historical Figure
Age 77
April 9, 1898 - January 23, 1976
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Paul Robeson was an American actor, singer, and activist. Some of his best know work on stage included The Emperor Jones, All God's Chillun Got Wings, and Othello. Robeson best known movies include Show Boat (1936), Sanders of the...
Historical Figure
Age 73
May 6, 1903 - January 23, 1977
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Until recently, Toots Shor was long forgotten by most –– now a whole new generation is discovering NYC’s legendary “saloon” thanks to Mad Men. The Mad Men design team even built a virtual Toots Shor set (where Don and ...
Historical Figure
Age 36
July 1, 1997 - August 31, 1997
Althorp Estate / Althorp / Northampton / United Kingdom / Europe
Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and was the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. She was international icon and earned her enduring popula...
Historical Figure
Age 100
May 30, 1907 - April 18, 2008
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Germaine Tillion was a French ethnologist, best known for her work in Algeria in the 1950s on behalf of the French government. She was member of the French resistance, she spent time in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Germain...
Historical Figure
Age 63
September 11, 1611 - July 27, 1675
Les Invalides / Paris / 7th arrondissement / France / Europe
Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne , commonly known as Turenne, was a French general and one of only six Marshals to have been promoted Marshal General of France. The most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne ...
Historical Figure
Age 98
01/08/1854 - 04/11/1952
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly was an American heiress and a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family. She and her husband, Hamilton McKown Twombly, built Florham, a gilded age estate in Madison, New Jersey. When she died at t...
Historical Figure
Age 71
March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
John Tyler was the tenth president of the United States, serving from 1841 to 1845 after briefly holding office as the tenth vice president in 1841. As vice president, John Tyler set the example for a seamless and immediate succes...
Historical Figure
Age 73
May 1, 1633 - March 30, 1707
Saint-Hilaire Church / Bazoches / Bourgogne / France / Europe
Marquis de Vauban was a French military engineer who revolutionized the art of siege craft and defensive fortifications. He fought in all of France's wars of Louis XIV's reign (1643–1715). He is generally considered the greatest...
Historical Figure
Age 89
July 13, 1927 - June 30, 2017
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Simone Veil was a Holocaust survivor, magistrate, minister, and the first woman President of the European Parliament. She was also the first woman to preside over the directly elected European Parliament.
Historical Figure
Age 73
May 8, 1786 - August 4, 1859
Basilica of Ars / Ars-sur-Formans / France / Europe
The little town of Ars, France, about 20 miles north of Lyon, has become famous through the holy life and labors of St. John Vianney, its beloved Cure. The story of Jean Vianney emphasizes how God uses the simple and under-rated p...
Historical Figure
Age 83
November 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Voltaire was a French writer and philosopher who produced prolific works that challenged the 18th century's ideas about religion and civil rights. Voltaire is most famously known for his satirical novel Candide, which was very pop...