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Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy | by SpirosK photography
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Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Many famous tombs are in here! According to wikipedia (,_Florence) these include:


Leon Battista Alberti (15th century architect and artistic theorist)

Vittorio Alfieri (18th century poet and dramatist)

Eugenio Barsanti (co-inventor of the internal combustion engine)

Lorenzo Bartolini (19th century sculptor)

Julie Clary, wife of Joseph Bonaparte, and their daughter Charlotte Napoléone Bonaparte

Leonardo Bruni (15th century chancellor of the Republic, scholar and historian)

Dante (actually buried in Ravenna)

Ugo Foscolo (19th century poet)

Galileo Galilei

Giovanni Gentile (20th century philosopher)

Lorenzo Ghiberti

Niccolò Machiavelli by Innocenzo Spinazzi

Carlo Marsuppini (15th century chancellor of the Republic of Florence)

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Raffaello Morghen (19th century engraver)

Gioacchino Rossini by Giuseppe Cassioli

Louise of Stolberg-Gedern (wife of Charles Edward Stuart)

Guglielmo Marconi (actually buried in his birthplace at Sasso Marconi, near Bologna)

Enrico Fermi (actually buried in Chicago, Illinois)

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Taken on August 18, 2011