There are no fixed rules that only royalty or noted public leaders may be interred in Westminster Abbey.
The decision rests solely in the hands of the deans of the Abbey.
- When did the Abbey Theatre open? The Dublin theater known as the Abbey Theatre dedicated to presenting Irish drama opened in 1904. Its directors included William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory. Destroyed by…
- Who said, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country"? President John F. Kennedy said the line at his inaugural speech. Another form of the quote was spoken by the young Kennedy's headmaster at Choate, a prep…
- Where is Rin Tin Tin buried? The canine silent movie star Rin Tin Tin is buried in Cimetiere du Chiens in Paris, France. The black onyx tombstone is inscribed "The Greatest Cinema Star".
- How many U.S. presidents are buried in Arlington National Cemetery? Two U.S. presidents are buried in Arlington National Cemetery: William Howard Taft and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
- Who is buried in Grant's Tomb? Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia Denton Grant are buried in Grant's Tomb on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
- Where are Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne buried? Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne are buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Massachusetts.