Angel of Grief by William Wetmore Story, 'Protestant' Cemetery
The 'Protestant' Cemetery stands in the shadow of the ancient Pyramid of Gaius Cestius (c. 12-18 BCE). The first recorded burial took place in 1716, but the earliest grave of which traces have been found is that of George Langton, who died in 1738. The earliest stone monument is that of George Werpup, who died in 1765.
The cemetery, which is officially known as the Cimitero Acattolico di Roma (Non-Catholic Cemetery of Rome), is famous for being the final resting-place of the poet John Keats (1796-1821). The ashes of his friend and fellow poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) are also interred here.