Famous People Buried in Graceland Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Graceland Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Graceland Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Graceland Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This list is made up of many different people, including Jack Johnson and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Graceland Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Graceland Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Graceland Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Graceland Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Graceland Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Graceland Cemetery
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces. He strove toward ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1886-1969)

Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

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Allan Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Graceland Cemetery
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Allan J. Pinkerton (25 August 1819 – 1 July 1884) was a Scottish-American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1819-1884)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Louis Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Graceland Cemetery
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Louis Henry Sullivan was an American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism". He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Henry Hobson Richardson and Wright, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture". In 1944, he was the second architect in history to posthumously receive the AIA Gold Medal. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1856-1924)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Graceland Cemetery
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John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). Among the period's most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the "fight of the century". According to filmmaker Ken Burns, "for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth". Transcending boxing, he became part of the culture and the history of racism in America.In 1912, Johnson opened a successful and luxurious "black and tan" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

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