Paris, France Polish romantic composer Frederic Chopin's grave is watched over by a weeping, moss-covered stone sculpture of Euterpe, the muse of music, holding a broken instrument.
It's yet another example of the gorgeous grave architecture, honoring names both well-known and unknown, that makes Père Lachaise one of Paris' most popular sites.
Ketchum, ID Ernest Hemingway was almost as famous for his outdoorsmanship as for his sparse prose style, so it's fitting that the author is buried in Idaho's Rocky Mountains alongside his wife, son, and granddaughter.
West Point, NY The Civil War general most famous for his "last stand" at the Battle of Little Big Horn can be found in the West Point Cemetery alongside many other distinguished military men and women from throughout U. Hana, HI The first man to fly solo across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh rests for eternity on the island of Maui atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific.His scenic gravesite bears the inscription "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea..." and sits behind the Palapala Ho'omau Church, the first place on the island to see the sunrise each morning.Oxfordshire, England Winston Churchill, the historical icon and two-time prime minister best known for leading the Britain through World War II, was honored with an enormous state funeral attended by representatives from 112 nations upon his death in 1965.Today, he's honored at Westminster Abbey but rests at the family plot in the St. London, England Regardless of how one feels about the ideas of Karl Marx, his gravesite is an impressive monument befitting the German philosopher's enormous impact on modern history.London, England The final of five confirmed victims of Jack the Ripper, Mary Kelly was a prostitute living in poverty when her life was cut short by the infamous, unidentified murderer in 1888.
Though no family members could be found to attend her funeral, she's honored today with scores of flowers at the Leytonstone Roman Catholic Cemetery.He remains a big draw in a cemetery of many distinguished deceased, though his inscription mentions only two accomplishments: "Beloved Husband and Father."Cathedral City, CA After visiting with Ol' Blue Eyes or Sonny Bono, see the nation's first memorial specifically honoring LGBT veterans.Opened on Memorial Day 2001, the obelisk commemorates the contributions of the gay and transgender Americans who served the military with a plaque and an engraving of a bald eagle over its heart.Paris, France Another popular permanent resident of Père Lachaise is Doors frontman Jim Morrison, whose grave has an unfortunate history of defacement, having formerly featured a bust that was vandalized repeatedly and then stolen in 1988.His flat headstone is now cordoned off, but fans still find unique ways to pay tribute by pressing gum onto a nearby tree or leaving stickers on the metal barriers.Most people don't have the chance to meet their heroes while they're still alive, but most anyone can pay them tribute after they've passed with a visit to their final resting places.