Year buried: 1985
Location: Saint Paul Town Cemetery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Remarkable of Chagall's death is the circumstances in which he was buried. The Russian-born Surrealist dreamscape painter was a strict practitioner of Judaism. Yet, his wife had him buried in a Catholic cemetery under a cross. Only at the urging of his daughter Ida was the Kaddish, the Jewish mourning prayer, read at the funeral ceremony.