Vyšehrad cemetery

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Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, Eastern (rear) view, with a section of the cemetery, Prague.

Established in 1869 on the grounds of Vyšehrad Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, the Vyšehrad cemetery (Template:Lang-cs) is the final resting place of many composers, artists, sculptors, writers, and those from the world of science and politics. The centerpiece of the cemetery is the Slavín tomb designed by Antonín Wiehl, a large and notable tomb located within Vyšehrad cemetery.

Notable interments

Some of the famous Czechs interred here:

  • Mikoláš Aleš (1852–1913), painter
  • Karel An?erl (1908–1973), conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Josef Bican (1913–2001), footballer
  • Karel ?apek (1890–1938), writer
  • Antonin Chittussi (1847–1891), painter
  • Emmy Destinn (Ema Destinnová, 1878–1930), opera singer
  • Antonín Dvo?ák (1841–1904), composer
  • Eduard Haken (1910–1996), operatic bass
  • František Hrubín (1910–1971), writer and poet, friend of Jaroslav Seifert
  • Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890–1967), Nobel prize winning founder of polarography
  • Milada Horáková (1901–1950), doctor, victim of 1950s Czechoslovak communist party show trials
  • Rafael Kubelík (1914–1996), conductor and composer
  • Vilém Kurz (1872–1945), pianist and piano teacher
  • Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836), romantic poet
  • Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939), artist and designer
  • Josef Václav Myslbek (1848–1922), sculptor
  • Jan Neruda (1834–1891), poet and writer
  • Božena N?mcová (1820–1862), writer, author of the novel Babi?ka ("The Grandmother")
  • Zden?k Nejedlý (1878–1962), musicologist, critic, and Communist politician
  • Otakar Ostr?il (1879–1935), composer and conductor of the National Theater
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyn? (1787-1869), anatomist and physiologist, known for the Purkinje effect and Purkinje cells
  • Olga Scheinpflugová (1902–1968), actress and wife of Karel ?apek
  • Bed?ich Smetana (1824–1884), composer
  • Ladislav Šaloun (1870–1946), Art Nouveau sculptor
  • Pavel Št?pán (1925–1998), pianist and piano teacher
  • Ilona Št?pánová-Kurzová (1899–1975), pianist and piano teacher
  • Max Švabinský (1873–1962), painter

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