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Protestant Cemetery
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41° 52′ 35″ N, 12° 28′ 46″ E


The Protestant Cemetery, now officially called the Cimitero AcattolicoNon-Catholic Cemetery” and often referred to as the Cimitero degli InglesiEnglishmen’ Cemetery” is a cemetery in Rome, located near Porta San Paolo alongside the Pyramid of Cestius, a small-scale Egyptian-style pyramid built in 30 BC as a tomb and later incorporated into the section of the Aurelian Walls that borders the cemetery.

The presence of Mediterranean cypress, pomegranates, and other trees, and a grassy meadow suggests the more naturalistic landscape style of northern Europe, where cemeteries sometimes incorporate grass and other greenery. …

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The earliest known burial is that of an Oxford student named Langton in 1738. The most famous graves are those of the English poets John Keats (1795 - 1821) and Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822).

Keats died in Rome of tuberculosis at the age of 26.


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