Cemitério dos Ingleses
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|Location||Santo Amaro, Recife, Pernambuco|
|Website||Cemitério dos Ingleses / Ingleses em Pernambuco|
|Find a Grave||British Cemetery Recife|
The cemetery appears to be permanently closed, though this is not the case. It is closed to casual visitors, as there are fewer burials there at this time. People who wish to enter the cemetery must schedule their visit, so that the cemetery can be opened.
Although originally this was intended to be a cemetery for the burial of British residents in Recife, people of other nationalities are buried here, and even some Brazilians.
The most important Brazilian buried there is General José Inacio Abreu e Lima, who fought for the liberation of Spanish-held lands in the Americas, from Chile up through what is now the United States. As one of the leaders of Freemasonry, Bishop Cardoso Aires denied permission for burial of his body in the Cemitério de Santo Amaro, in Recife; this decision has been upheld by the British.
For similar reasons, some non-Catholic Brazilians, largely Protestant, were buried there, due to the Catholic Church's reluctance to permit their burial in land consecrated to that religion.
The cemetery is maintained by donations from members of the extant English community in Recife. It receives no financial help from the Brazilian government or the British crown.
- Cemitério Dos Ingleses - Google+
- Commonwealth War Graves Santo Amaro British Cemetery - TracesofWar.com