List of funerals

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This list of notable funerals represents considerable historical funerals, based on both the number of attendants and estimated television audience.

Funeral Date and place Attendants Television audience
Funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven March 29, 1827, Vienna, Austrian Empire ~20,000[1] N/A
Funeral and burial of Abraham Lincoln April 19–May 3, 1865, Eastern and Midwest United States ~7,000,000[2] N/A
State funeral of Victor-Marie Hugo June 1, 1885, Paris, France 2,000,000–3,000,000[3] N/A
State funeral of Ulysses S. Grant August 6–8, 1885, New York City, New York, United States 1,750,000 N/A
Funeral of August Spies, George Engel, Adolph Fischer, and Albert Parsons November 13, 1887, Chicago, Illinois, United States ~500,000[4] N/A
Funeral of Edward VII May 20, 1910, London and Windsor, United Kingdom Thousands N/A
Funerals of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht June 13, 1919, near Berlin, Weimar Republic 200,000[5] N/A
Funeral of Michael Collins 28 August 1922, Dublin, Ireland 500,000 N/A
Funeral of Rudolph Valentino August 30, 1926, New York City, New York, United States 100,000+[6] N/A
Funeral of Huey Long 12 September 1935, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States ~200,000[7] N/A
State funeral of Guglielmo Marconi July 21, 1937, Rome, Kingdom of Italy 500,000 N/A
Funeral of Leon Trotsky August 23–28, 1940, Mexico City, Mexico 250,000+ N/A
State funeral of John Curtin 9 July 1945, Perth, Western Australia, Australia 30,000+[8] N/A
Funeral of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi February 6, 1948, New Delhi, Dominion of India 2,000,000+ N/A
State funeral of Muhammad Ali Jinnah September 12, 1948, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan 1,000,000 N/A
State funeral of Eva "Evita" Perón August 9, 1952, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2,500,000–3,000,000  ?
State funeral of Joseph Stalin March 6–9, 1953, Moscow, Soviet Union ~2,000,000  ?
Funeral of Senator Joseph McCarthy May 7, 1957, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States 30,000+[9]  ?
State funeral of John F. Kennedy November 25, 1963, Washington, D.C., United States 550,000[10] ~180,000,000
State funeral of General Douglas MacArthur 7 April 1964, Washington, D.C., United States ~150,000  ?
State funeral of Jawaharlal Nehru May 28, 1964, New Delhi, Delhi, India ~3,000,000  ?
State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill 30 January 1965, London, United Kingdom 1,000,000+[11] 350,000,000+
Funeral of Malcolm X February 23–27, 1965, Harlem, New York City, New York, United States 14,000–31,000  ?
State funeral of Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd September 10, 1966, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa 250,000[12]  ?
Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 9, 1968, Atlanta, Georgia, United States 300,000[13]  ?
Funeral of C. N. Annadurai 3 February 1969, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, 15,000,000[14]  ?
State funeral of Ho Chi Minh September 9, 1969, Hanoi, Democratic Republic of Vietnam 250,000[15]  ?
State funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser October 1, 1970, Cairo, Egypt 5,000,000–7,000,000[16]  ?
State funeral of Juan Domingo Perón July 2–4, 1974, Buenos Aries, Argentina 1,135,000+[17]  ?
Funeral of Umm Kulthum February 6, 1975, Cairo, Egypt 4,000,000+  ?
State funeral of Chiang Kai-shek April 16, 1975, Taipei, Republic of China Hundreds of thousands  ?
State funeral of Francisco Franco November 22–23, 1975, Madrid, Spain 300,000–500,000[18][19]  ?
State funeral of Zhou Enlai January 11, 1976, Beijing, People's Republic of China ~2,000,000  ?
Funeral of Juscelino Kubitschek August 23, 1976, Brasília, Brazil 350,000  ?
State funeral of Mao Zedong September 18, 1976, Beijing, People's Republic of China Millions  ?
Funeral of Elvis Presley August 16–18, 1977, Memphis, Tennessee, United States 75,000–80,000 Millions
State funeral of Sir Robert Menzies November 19, 1978, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ~100,000[20]  ?
State funeral of Park Chung-hee November 1, 1979, Seoul, Republic of Korea ~2,000,000[21]  ?
Funeral of Archbishop Óscar Romero March 30, 1980, San Salvador, El Salvador 250,000+  ?
Death and state funeral of Josip Broz Tito 8 May 1980, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 900,000+  ?
Funeral of Bobby Sands May 7, 1981, Belfast, Northern Ireland 100,000+[22]  ?
State funeral of Ziaur Rahman June 2, 1981, National Parliament, Dhaka, Bangladesh ~2,000,000[23][24]  ?
Funeral of Benigno Aquino, Jr. August 31, 1983, Manila, Philippines 2,000,000+ 500,000–1,000,000
Funeral of Enrico Berlinguer June 13, 1984, Rome, Italy 1,000,000+[25]  ?
Funeral of Jerzy Popiełuszko November 3, 1984, Warsaw, Poland 250,000+  ?
State funeral of Chiang Ching-kuo January 30, 1988, Taipei, Republic of China ~1,000,000  ?
State funeral of Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq August 19, 1988, Islamabad, Pakistan ~1,000,000[26]  ?
State funeral of Emperor Shōwa February 24, 1989, Tokyo, Japan 250,000+[27]  ?
Funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini June 4–5, 1989, Tehran, Iran ~10,000,000  ?
Funeral of Meir Kahane November 6, 1990, Jerusalem, Israel ~150,000  ?
Death and funeral of Richard Nixon April 26–27, 1994, Yorba Linda, California, United States 54,000+[28]  ?
Funeral of Ayrton Senna May 5, 1994, São Paulo, Brazil 3,000,000+[10]  ?
Funeral of Selena April 3, 1995, Houston, Texas, United States 60,000+  ?
Funeral of the "Father of Tamil Nation" Perunchiththiranar June 16, 1995, Medavakkam, Chennai, India 150,000  ?
State funeral of Yitzhak Rabin November 6, 1995, Jerusalem, Israel 40,000  ?
Funeral of Yahya Ayyash January 6, 1996, Gaza, Palestine 100,000+[29]  ?
State funeral of Deng Xiaoping February 24, 1997, Beijing, People's Republic of China 110,000+  ?
Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales September 6, 1997, London and Althorp, United Kingdom ~3,000,000[30] 2,500,000,000
Death and state funeral of King Hussein of Jordan February 8, 1999, Amman, Jordan ~800,000[31]  ?
Funeral of Maurice "Rocket" Richard May 31, 2000, Montreal, Quebec, Canada ~115,000  ?
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother April 9, 2002, London, United Kingdom 1,200,000+  ?
Funeral of Zoran Đinđić 15 March 2003, Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ~500,000 1,500,000
Death and state funeral of Ronald Reagan June 7, 2004, Simi Valley and Washington D.C., United States 104,684[32] 35,700,000[33]
State funeral of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan November 2, 2004, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 50,000+ 50,000,000
Funeral of Pope John Paul II April 8, 2005, Vatican City and Rome, Italy 4,000,000[34][35] 1,000,000,000+
Death and funeral of Coretta Scott King February 7, 2006, Lithonia, Georgia, United States 16,000+  ?
Funeral of Augusto Pinochet 12 December 2006, Santiago, Chile 60,000[36]  ?
Death and state funeral of Gerald Ford December 31, 2006 – January 2, 2007, Washington, D.C., United States ~117,000  ?
Funeral of Hrant Drink January 23, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey 200,000+[37]  ?
Michael Jackson memorial service July 7, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States 17,500[38] 3,000,000,000[39][40]
Death and funeral of Corazon "Cory" Aquino November 5, 2009, Manila, Philippines 300,000–400,000  ?
Funeral of Ayatollah Hussein-Ali Montazeri December 21, 2009, Qom, Iran 800,000+  ?
Death and state funeral of Lech and Maria Kaczyński 18 April 2010, Kraków, Poland 150,000+ 13,000,000
Death and funeral of Otto von Habsburg July 16, 2011, Vienna, Austria ~101,000[41] 413,000–557,000[42]
Funeral of "The Bard of Brahmaputra" Bhupen Hazarika[43] 9 November 2011, Guwahati, Assam, India 500,000+[44] 30,000,000[citation needed]
Funeral of the "King" of Philippine Comedy, Dolphy July 15, 2012, Taguig, Manila, Philippines 100+ 1,000,000–3,000,000
State funeral of Jesse M. Robredo August 24–28, 2012, Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines 200,000–500,000  ?
State funeral of Bal Thackeray November 18–19, 2012, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, India 1,000,000[45]–2,000,000[46] 15,000,000
State funeral of Adrian Donohoe January 30, 2013, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland 5,000[47]  ?
Death and state funeral of Hugo Chávez March 6–8, 2013, Caracas, Venezuela 1,000,000–3,000,000[48]  ?
Funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef October 7, 2013, Jerusalem, Israel 450,000[49]–850,000[50]  ?
Death and state funeral of Võ Nguyên Giáp October 12–13, 2013, Hanoi, Vietnam Millions[51] Millions
Funeral of Eduardo Campos August 17, 2014, Recife, Brazil 100,000+[52]  ?
Death and state funeral of Michael Sata November 11, 2014, Lusaka, Zambia 50,000+[53]  ?

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Barry (2008). Beethoven. Oxford University Press. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-19-531331-4. 
  2. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/introduction/assassination-introduction/
  3. ^ http://isreview.org/issue/89/enduring-relevance-victor-hugo
  4. ^ The Beachwood Reporter
  5. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=2B1jmnXyZ4wC&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=funeral+of+rosa+luxemburg+200,000&source=bl&ots=nj3WPZ27bU&sig=Eali0X8jpSZtBuxFIY_QrqT5mh0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Tlb9U4nWKIemyATcwICQCA&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=funeral%20of%20rosa%20luxemburg%20200%2C000&f=false
  6. ^ http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/valentino-dies
  7. ^ Huey Long's Assassination — Who Killed Huey Long www.hueylong.com
  8. ^ "Huge crowd pays homage". Daily News. 9 July 1945. 
  9. ^ Joe's Funeral
  10. ^ a b How service for Michael Jackson compares Las Vegas Sun
  11. ^ Remembering Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral
  12. ^ South Africa: Death to the Architect. TIME. 16 September 1966.
  13. ^ Kotz, Nick (2005). "14. Another Martyr". Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the laws that changed America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. p. 419. ISBN 0-618-08825-3. 
  14. ^ McFarlan, Donald; Norris McWhirter (1990). Guinness Book of World Records, 1990. Bantam Books. p. 400. ISBN 978-0-553-28452-2. 
  15. ^ http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi
  16. ^ "Death and Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser". 19 January 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "The death of Juan Domingo Perón" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  18. ^ Preston, Paul (2004). Franco: Caudillo de Espana (in Spanish). Debolsillo. p. 842. ISBN 978-8497594776. 
  19. ^ http://www.generalisimofranco.com/20n/prensa/20N-1975.htm
  20. ^ http://www.thesydneyinstitute.com.au/why-menzies-matters-2008-sir-robert-menzies-lecture/
  21. ^ http://crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/november-1-1979-park-and-mamie
  22. ^ "University of Ulster CAIN archive". Cain.ulst.ac.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Bangladesh Buries Leader". The Pittsburgh Press. 2 June 1981. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "After the Assassination". Newsweek. 15 June 1981. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "1 Million Attend Berlinguer's Funeral" The Palm Beach Post - Jun 14, 1984
  26. ^ Fineman, Mark (August 21, 1988). "Million Mourn at Funeral for Pakistan's Zia". Los Angeles Times. 
  27. ^ Schoenberger, Karl (February 24, 1989). "World Leaders Pay Respects at Hirohito Rites : THE FUNERAL OF EMPEROR HIROHITO". Los Angeles Times. 
  28. ^ http://www.nixonlibraryfoundation.org/index.php?src=gendocs&
  29. ^ http://www.themilitant.com/1996/603/603_19.html
  30. ^ "Diana, Princess of Wales: The story so far". London Net. 
  31. ^ PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, 1999 Online NewsHour
  32. ^ "United States Capitol Police Press Releases: Lying In State for former President Reagan". United States Capitol Police. Retrieved on 2008-03-09
  33. ^ NY Daily News
  34. ^ "The Independent: "Millions mourn Pope at history's largest funeral"". London: Independent News and Media Limited. 8 April 2005. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  35. ^ Holmes, Stephanie (9 April 2005). "BBC 4428149". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  36. ^ "Pinochet's funeral draws 60,000". CBC News. 12 December 2006. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  37. ^ "Memory Denied". 
  38. ^ Allen, Nick (July 6, 2009). "Thirteen applications per second for Michael". The Daily Telegraph (London: telegraph.co.uk). 
  39. ^ MSN India
  40. ^ BlogDeLaTele (in spanish)
  41. ^ "Otto Habsburgs letzter Weg: Tausende nehmen Abschied". Heute.at. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  42. ^ "413.000 nahmen 'Abschied von Otto Habsburg'". Derstandard.at. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  43. ^ Sushanta Talukdar, Lakhs pay last respects to Hazarika, The Hindu, Nov 8, 2011
  44. ^ IANS (November 9, 2011). "Bhupen Hazarika's last journey begins". The Times of India. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  45. ^ "Maha end to Tiger journey". Deccan Chronicle. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  46. ^ "Nearly 20 lakh people join the funeral procession of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray as Mumbai comes to a standstill". India Today. 18 November 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  47. ^ O'Toole, Michael (31 January 2013). "Thousands turn out for funeral of slain garda Adrian Donohoe". Irish Daily Star. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  48. ^ Чавеса сдали в Музей (in Russian). Российская газета. 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  49. ^ ‘Only’ 450,000 at Yosef funeral, some experts claim By Adiv Sterman and Gavriel Fiske, October 9, 2013, Times of Israel
  50. ^ "Hundreds of thousands turn out for funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef". Jerusalem Post. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  51. ^ "Historical images at General Vo Nguyen Giap’s funeral". 16 October 2014. 
  52. ^ "Brazil crowds attend funeral of late candidate Campos". BBC News. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  53. ^ http://www.voanews.com/content/zambians-mourn-at-sata-funeral/2516014.html

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