Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome


According to church norms of the Catholic Church, Protestants could not be buried in Catholic churches or illuminated by Catholics land. However, in the port cities of the Apennines  begin to allocate places for burials of people of non-Catholic faith as Livorno since 1598 and Venice in 1684 Non-Catholic Cemetery also in Florence and Bagni di Lucca.

Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome dates back to around 1716, based on the documents contained an authorization issued by Pope Clement XI, the members of the Stewards in exile from England to be buried near the Roman Pyramid (mausoleum of the ancient Roman tribune Caius Merry), dating from 12 BC Authorization has been granted to other Christians-Catholics, many of them young people from the period of the so-called. Grand Tour (Grand Tour - "great journey" of XVIII century.) - relating to travel around Europe rich young nobles whose purpose was to explore and learn about the world and to shop. Many pateshesvenitsite were artists, writers and others - medtsenati and Italy find some of the most interesting places that fill their aesthetic and spiritual needs.

Non-Catholic Cemetery today occupies the space between the Pyramid of Caius Happy and fortified city walls of Emperor Aurelian. The oldest grave is that of George Langton, a graduate of Oxford University. His remains were discovered during excavations carried out in 1929, covered by a lead plaque with an inscription in the form of a shield. The first North American was buried in 1803 (eighteen year old Ruth McEvers), the same year that peace is here and Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Humboldt - Minister of Prussia, lived in Rome. His grave is located near his 9 year old son William. Between 1738 and 1822 were buried more than 60 people. In the cemetery are buried quite a few Danes and 17 Bulgarians.

Jacob Asmus Carstens (1754-1798), German-Danish painter (from Schleswig), considered a founder of the late German historical art school. During his visits to Rome in 1783 and 1792 he was influenced by the work of Giulio Romano. He produces works of historical theme as "the Symposium of Plato" and "The Battle of Rossbach." In 1795 he organized a major exhibition of his works in Rome, where he died in 1798 his burial monument was erected by his fans.

Here was buried August von Goethe (1789-1830), the last of five sons of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe reach adulthood, but died before his father on a trip to Rome. Under bronze medallion headstone made by Bertel Torvalsen reads "Goethe Filius".

Johannes Carsten Hauch (1790-1872), Danish poet, playwright and novelist. A prolific writer who, having abandoned the poetic career, he devoted himself to his plays and novels.