Biber, Heinrich b. August 12, 1644 d. May 3, 1704 Composer, Violinist. Full name Heinrich Ignaz von Biber. Considered the outstanding violin virtuoso of his time, and one of the most imaginative of all Baroque composers. Certain facets of his music anticipated Romantic and even 20th Century techniques. Biber was born in Wartenberg, Bohemia (now Straz pod Ralskem, Czech Republic), and spent much of his youth in the Bishop of Olmutz's retinue. His brilliance as a violinist was unappreciated there and at age 26 he abandoned his post to join...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Brenner, Vytas b. September 19, 1946 d. March 18, 2004 Venezuelan Musician, Composer. He was a highly regarded keyboardist, composer, and arranger who played the piano, organ and synthesizer. His albums, "La Ofrenda De Vytas Brenner" and "Hermanos," are considered some of the best progressive rock to come out of Venezuela. (Bio by: Always with Love) Cause of death: Heart attack Niederalm Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Collins, Harry J. b. December 7, 1895 d. March 8, 1963 Career Army Officer. Commander, 42nd (Rainbow) Infantry Division, World War II. Graduate, Western Military Academy and University of Chicago. Received commission, assigned to 3rd Infantry Regiment, 1917. Served in variety of assignments in US and overseas, most notably on staff of Infantry School at Fort Benning. In August 1942, was named assistant division commander of 99th Infantry Division at Camp Yap Dorn, Mississippi. In April, 1943, assumed command of 42nd (Rainbow) Division at...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Grave is opposite the main entrance to St. Peter's Abbey.
Fux, Herbert b. March 25, 1927 d. March 12, 2007 Actor. Born in Hallein, Austria, he appeared in hundreds of films, often in villainous roles, during a career which began in the early 1960s. After years of acting on the European stage, Fux had memorable performances in the films "The Invisible Terror" (1963), "The Quiller Memorandum" (1966), "Funeral in Berlin" (1966), "Dead Run" (1967), "House of 1,000 Dolls" (1967), "The Serpent's Egg" (1977) and "The Three Musketeers" (1993). In addition to acting, Fux was active in Austrian politics. (Bio by: C.S.) Hallein Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Hill, Virginia b. August 26, 1916 d. March 24, 1966 One of the most famous female mobsters. Hill was a courier for the national crime syndicate, shuttling thousands of dollars from one mobster to the next, even overseas. On a mission to Mexico, she was able to pave the way for future drug smuggling routes. She purportedly slept with many gangsters, but was Bugsy Siegel's girlfriend. Hill was summoned before the Kefauver Rackets Committee in 1951. The government was after her for tax evasion so she fled to Europe with her new husband, Hans Hauser...[Read More] Aigen Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Group 521
Mayr, Richard b. November 18, 1877 d. December 1, 1935 Opera Singer. He was an Austrian operatic bass-baritone singer particularly admired for his theatrical performances. He made his professional opera debut to critical acclaim at the Bayreuth Festival in 1902, which led to him being engaged as a principal singer at the Vienna Hofoper for three decades. From 1911 to 1913 and in 1924, he sang at the Royal Opera in London and for three consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera New York City, in the 1930s. He was also a mainstay at the Salzburg...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Tomb XXXIII
Paracelsus, Phillippus Aureolus b. 1493 d. September 24, 1541 German physicist and chemist. He was born Phillippus Theophratus Bombastus von Hohenheim. He is considered one of the fathers of modern medicine. Saint Sebastian's Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Enter cemetery through entrance on Linzergasse. Immediately turn left and walk along wall until you reach the first corner. Turn left and walk up the steps; the grave is on your right.