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St. Mark's Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city.
The cemetery was opened by order of Joseph II in 1784. Initially, it was located outside the city, and was not prestigious, as it was intended for the poor. In the first half of the 19th century, the territory of the city was expanded and the cemetery became part of the city. From that moment on, people of different classes (including nobles) were buried here. In 1874 the cemetery was closed for burials.
Many famous personalities are buried in the cemetery of St. Mark - composers (W.A. Mozart, Josef Strauss, Anton Diabelli), sculptors (Donner, Georg Raphael), writers and poets (Franz Pfeiffer, Ernst von Feuchtersleben).
In 1937, St. Mark's cemetery was opened to the public. Today, residents of Vienna and tourists come to the cemetery not only to remember the dead, but also to take a walk, enjoying nature.
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