German-Dutch Cemetery Ossuary Sunday, Mar 7 2010 

The present Dutch-German cemetery was opened in 1840. Before this date there was another very old cemetery for Dutch and German people which was authorised in 1695. In 1924 the mortal remains of those buried there were transferred to the “new” cemetery and put into an ossuary which still stands in the middle of the burial ground. Three slabs were placed on the walls of the small (more…)

Burials at the Dutch-German Cemetery of Livorno Sunday, Nov 8 2009 

Jacob Calckberner's grave

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the burials at this cemetery of individuals included in the database and for whom research is in progress. Check also the newer post about the ossuary.

The cemetery was hit by a bomb on its northern wall during WWII and a few graves were destroyed, luckily it was possible to (more…)

Three Livorno’s Historical Cemeteries Saturday, Nov 7 2009 

The following map illustrates  the position of the three main historical cemeteries in Livorno used for the research: the two English burial grounds (old and new) and the Dutch-German cemetery. The Old English cemetery is probably the oldest in Italy and you can clearly see on the map that it was very (more…)

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