Highgate Cemetery


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Highgate Cemetery

 

a graveyard located in the northern part of Greater London, in the residential district of Highgate. Karl Marx was buried in Highgate Cemetery on Mar. 17, 1883, and his wife Jenny Marx was also buried there. In 1903, V. I. Lenin and other delegates to the Second Congress of the RSDLP visited Marx’ grave. In 1954 the grave was transferred to another part of the cemetery, and the urn with the ashes of Marx’ daughter Eleanor Marx Aveling was also transferred. In 1956 a monument by the sculptor L. Bradshaw was erected on Marx’ grave.

H. Spencer, M. Faraday, G. Eliot, and other prominent figures of English science and culture are also buried in Highgate Cemetery.

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The remains of Henrietta Trefusis were interred in Highgate Cemetery the day before Christmas Eve.
The monument was placed in Highgate Cemetery by a small band of workmen whom Trefusis found out of employment.
The trip will have a communist history theme, starting with a visit to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery in London, and will also visit Lenin's Mausoleum and Stalin's grave in Moscow.
When the historian Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012, at the age of 95, his family arranged for him to be buried in London's Highgate Cemetery near the grave of Karl Marx.
Many thousands of people visit the Highgate Cemetery every year, mainly to see where the great revolutionary thinker was laid to rest.
Following the hammer attack on the marble plaque of the memorial on February 4, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust said it was clearly a "deliberate and sustained attack".
The words "architect of genocide", "terror and oppression" and "mass murder" were written in red paint on the grave in the capital's Highgate cemetery.
Earlier this month, the monument in Highgate cemetery, which is among British structures listed as being of exceptional historical interest, was damaged with a hammer.
A memorial plaque on the grave of which philosopher, right, in London's Highgate Cemetery was damaged by vandals with a hammer?
The vandal destroyed parts of the political theorist's name on the tomb in Highgate Cemetery in North London.