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famous ( dead ) people in Switzerland

ok... this is a big odd perhaps.. but as it's a gray Monday lets go with it...
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Mrs. and I went to visit Richard Burton yesterday... admittedly he didn't talk much but it was a nice lil visit just the same...

This however got me thinking... Who else is famous AND dead here?
( here being Switzerland, not EF )

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ok... this is a big odd perhaps.. but as it's a gray Monday lets go with it...
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Mrs. and I went to visit Richard Burton yesterday... admittedly he didn't talk much but it was a nice lil visit just the same...

This however got me thinking... Who else is famous AND dead here?
( here being Switzerland, not EF )
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Re: famous ( dead ) people in Switzerland

Canton Geneva

Richard Burton, British actor: (d 1984) Celigny
Alistair MacLean, British author: (d 1987) Celigny
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian author: (d 1986) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva
Jean Calvin, French reformer: (d 1564) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva
Sir Humphrey Davy, British scientist: (d 1829) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva

Canton Vaud

David Niven, British actor: (d 1983) Chateau d’Oex
Vladimir Nabokov, Russian author: (d 1977) Clarens
Charlie Chaplin, British actor: (d 1977) Corsier-sur-Vevey
Graham Greene, British author: (d 1991) Corsier-sur-Vevey
James Mason, British actor: (d 1984) Corsier-sur-Vevey
Coco Chanel, French designer: (d 1971) Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery Lausanne
Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic founder: (d 1937) Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery Lausanne
Peter Ustinov, British actor: (d 2004) Nyon
Henri Nestlé, German industrialist: (d 1890) Territet
Audrey Hepburn, Belgian actress: (d 1993) Tolochenaz
James Hadley Chase, British author: (d 1985) Vevey

Ticino

Robert Palmer, British singer: (d 2003) Lugano
Hermann Hesse, German author: (d 1962) Montagnola
Erich Maria Remarque, German author: (d 1970) Ronco sopra Ascona
Paulette Goddard, American actress: (d 1990) Ronco sopra Ascona
Patricia Highsmith, American author: (d 1995) Tegna

German-speaking Switzerland

Erasmus, Dutch thinker: (d 1536) Basel Cathedral
Meret Oppenheim, German artist: (d 1985) Birsfelden Cemetery Basel
Thomas Mann, German author: (d 1955) Kilchberg Cemetery Fluntern
James Joyce, Irish author: (d 1961) Fluntern Cemetery Zurich
Elias Canetti, German author: (d 1994) Fluntern Cemetery Zurich
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German singer: (d 2006) Zumikon Cemetery Zurich
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Old 10.10.2011, 09:21
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James Joyce

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n.b. --- Alistair MacLean has a nice little spot ( in a very creepy cemetary ) just across from Sir Richard
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ok... who's up for a Halloween EF Grave Tour?

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Old 10.10.2011, 09:27
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you should have that cough looked at LiB ...otherwise you might be on the tour.
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So many stories to tell, so many moonless nights deep in the forest with a shovel and mud on my boots. An integral part of this business is discretion.
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Old 10.10.2011, 10:47
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Me me me!!!

I love cementeries. The older the better



Ok im weird....
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I think it's a wonderful way to spend Halloween - seriously - count me in

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I think it's a wonderful way to spend Halloween - seriously - count me in
Ok, I'll join you all if we can naked and sacrifice a small goat....I'll bring the liquor..grynch got the lube.
(now, that's what I call weird...)
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Old 10.10.2011, 10:59
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if anyone can pull something together in the next couple of weeks I'd be interested.. but as I myself will be away from this friday until 25october I'd have trouble planning

ferris?????????

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Old 10.10.2011, 11:00
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Ok, I'll join you all if we can naked and sacrifice a small goat....I'll bring the liquor..grynch got the lube.
(now, that's what I call weird...)
LiB.. you are getting so old and forgetful son.. don't you remember you used all the Lube... and the goat last time.





now what we need is a virgin !! ... ( where is Bertrand ? ) ...
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LiB.. you are getting so old and forgetful son.. don't you remember you used all the Lube... and the goat last time.


THAT was lube?!
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LiB.. I know you asked for this pic not to be published.. but it's time...

LiB and his date......
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now what we need is a virgin !! ... ( where is Bertrand ? ) ...

This is EF dude, you are seriously SOL for that one. The average here is plus forty something with a string of affairs, kids, mortgages and more personal problems than Richard Burton ever had with Liz.

"And slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us......"
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This is EF dude, you are seriously SOL for that one. The average here is plus forty something with a string of affairs, kids, mortgages and more personal problems than Richard Burton ever had with Liz.

"And slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us......"
Don`t judge us by your own standards.

Spending Halloween at a cemetery sounds lovely.
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Old 10.10.2011, 11:28
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Canton Geneva

Richard Burton, British actor: (d 1984) Celigny
Alistair MacLean, British author: (d 1987) Celigny
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian author: (d 1986) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva
Jean Calvin, French reformer: (d 1564) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva
Sir Humphrey Davy, British scientist: (d 1829) Plainpalais Cemetery Geneva

Canton Vaud

David Niven, British actor: (d 1983) Chateau d’Oex
Vladimir Nabokov, Russian author: (d 1977) Clarens
Charlie Chaplin, British actor: (d 1977) Corsier-sur-Vevey
Graham Greene, British author: (d 1991) Corsier-sur-Vevey
James Mason, British actor: (d 1984) Corsier-sur-Vevey
Coco Chanel, French designer: (d 1971) Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery Lausanne
Pierre de Coubertin, French Olympic founder: (d 1937) Bois-de-Vaux Cemetery Lausanne
Peter Ustinov, British actor: (d 2004) Nyon
Henri Nestlé, German industrialist: (d 1890) Territet
Audrey Hepburn, Belgian actress: (d 1993) Tolochenaz
James Hadley Chase, British author: (d 1985) Vevey

Ticino

Robert Palmer, British singer: (d 2003) Lugano
Hermann Hesse, German author: (d 1962) Montagnola
Erich Maria Remarque, German author: (d 1970) Ronco sopra Ascona
Paulette Goddard, American actress: (d 1990) Ronco sopra Ascona
Patricia Highsmith, American author: (d 1995) Tegna

German-speaking Switzerland

Erasmus, Dutch thinker: (d 1536) Basel Cathedral
Meret Oppenheim, German artist: (d 1985) Birsfelden Cemetery Basel
Thomas Mann, German author: (d 1955) Kilchberg Cemetery Fluntern
James Joyce, Irish author: (d 1961) Fluntern Cemetery Zurich
Elias Canetti, German author: (d 1994) Fluntern Cemetery Zurich
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German singer: (d 2006) Zumikon Cemetery Zurich
It seems they prefer to die in the Suisse Romand. The cemeteries of Corsier-sur-Vevey and Lausanne get a visit from me soon.
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Freddie Mercury

(ashes scattered over lake Geneva)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...e=gr&GRid=2164
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