Despite being one of Britain’s most famous and treasured poets, this writer not only doesn’t have a grave in the United Kingdom, but the stone also doesn’t even bear his name. Keats relocated to Rome, hoping that the milder climate would improve his failing health. It didn’t, and he passed at the young age of twenty-five, also believing the critics that his work wasn’t worth the time he had given it.
For this reason, he insisted that his tombstone does not have his name on it and instead read: “Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water” – a phrase that here means “nothing” or “won’t come true.”
As poets do, Robert Frost left behind a piece of his soul when he died in 1963. His award-winning poetic works carry his name to this day; the most notable of his collections include "North of Boston" and "A Boy's Will."
The famous line "I had a lover's quarrel with the world" appears in his poem, "A Lesson For Today," which he wrote in 1941. The poem's final words were requested by Frost to be engraved onto his tombstone.
Situated near fellow scientist Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey is the famous English naturalist, scientist, and philosopher Charles Darwin. His most famous contribution to the scientific community is his book “On the Origin of Species,” which transformed the thought of how species developed and led directly to the theory of evolution as the dominant theory on how life developed on our planet Earth.
The simple marble gravestone has the scientist's name, his birth date, and his death date. The scientific community owes much to him, and a classy marble stone that tells us where his final resting place is the perfect way to remember him.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Few civil rights leaders are more treasured and beloved than Martin Luther King Jr. He made numerous memorable speeches, including the one that included “Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty I am free at last.” His grave is in National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and fellow activist, Coretta Scott King.
The shared headstone has a Bible verse about the greatness of love, but it also includes that famous King quote you just read. The importance of King can't be overstated – how many other people on this list have their own holiday?
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith never did anything small. Larger than life in many ways, this model and reality TV star was in the tabloids constantly up until the day of her death and beyond, following her shocking death (most likely) due to prescription drugs just five months after the birth of her daughter Dannielynn.
She rests in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Nassau, Bahamas. For the sunny and energetic celeb who always brought her vivid personality wherever she went, wanted or not, being buried in a perpetually sunny place like the Bahamas is a good fit. Visitors cover the grave in flowers when they stop by.