20 Poignant Gravestones of Celebrities That’ll Make You Remember What Made Them Great

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Nobody lives forever, but some people have gained immortality through the incredible actions and accomplishments they achieved while on this mortal coil. And these moving epitaphs poignantly sum up what made these icons of literature, culture and history so great, and why we still remember them long after their deaths.

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20. Edgar Allen Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe is perhaps Gothic literature’s most influential figure, and he became renowned for his dark and macabre works of poetry and short fiction. Accordingly, then, his Baltimore gravestone is emblazoned with a tribute to his most famous work, “The Raven” – a fitting poem that will surely be quoth forevermore.

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