Cimetière des Rois

Geneva, Switzerland

The Cimetière des Rois (Cemetery of Kings), is a cemetery in Geneva where John Calvin (the Protestant reformer), Jorge Luis Borges (the Argentine author), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Ernest Ansermet (renowned Swiss conductor), and Jean Piaget (the noted developmental psychologist and epistemologist) are buried.

The composer Frank Martin, Humphry Davy, Alberto Ginastera, Griselidis Real and Alice Rivaz, editor François Lachenal, Robert Musil and actor François Simon are also buried there. Politicians are also buried there, so is Adrien Lachenal (President of the confederation), Paul Lachenal, Antoine Carteret,Willy Donzé or Gustave Moynier (President of the red Cross).

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Melvin Diaz (2 years ago)
Another interesting stop while visiting Geneva. Located about 10 from the reformation wall. Accessible by bus or tram. FREE entrance. Many famous people are burried in this nice little and well maintained cementery. Spend some time looking at the different graves. From presidents to poets, as well as engineers and scientists. Also, here you can find the grave that is traditionally attributed to John Calvin. Recommended
Sandra Diaz (2 years ago)
Beautiful and peaceful place
David Christian (4 years ago)
nice little cemetery, packed with famous people (or what's left of them)
Richard Azia (4 years ago)
A number of well known people are buried here. These include Jean Calvin and others. The cemetery is relatively small and can be entered from three different entrances. It is a relatively small out of the way cemetery.
Giuliano Scocozza (4 years ago)
Cool. Full of dead people...
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