Cimitero acattolico di Capri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
View from the entrance

Cimitero acattolico di Capri is a non-Catholic cemetery on the island of Capri. Established in 1878 by Englishman George Hayward[disambiguation needed], it contains 204 graves from a total of 21 different nations. Most of the people buried in the cemetery though are of English nationality, German, Russian or American. Aside from Protestants, also buried in the cemetery are people professing the Catholic religion (such as Anglicans, Jews, Orthodox). Notable interments include French Baron Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen, Lucio Amelio, Günter Ammon, Gracie Fields, Norman Douglas and Jakob Johann von Uexküll.

After the Second World War, the cemetery saw a period of great neglect, which ended in 1986 when the Municipality of Capri ensured the preservation and restoration of the cemetery graves.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cimitero Acattolico" (in Italian). Capri Tourism. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 

Coordinates: 40°33′5.04″N 14°14′4.2″E / 40.5514000°N 14.234500°E / 40.5514000; 14.234500