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Death and state funeral of Leonid Brezhnev. On 10 November 1982, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, the third General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the fifth leader of the Soviet Union, died at the age of 75, a month before his 76th birthday, after suffering a heart attack following years of serious ailments.
- November 10–15, 1982
- Moscow, Soviet Union
What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Cite this page Wikidata item Family Thomas Cornwallis was the eldest son of Sir John Cornwallis (c. 1491–1544), steward of the household of the future King Edward VI during the years 1538–1544, by his wife, Mary Sulyard, daughter of Edward Sulyard of Otes, Essex.
- Indian Subcontinent
- Sri Lanka
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In China, a death anniversary is called 忌辰; jìchén or 忌日; jìrì. This type of ceremony dates back thousands of years in China (at least to the Shang dynasty) and historically involved making sacrifices to the spirits of one's ancestors.
In India (and Nepal), a death anniversary is known as shraadh (Shraaddha "श्राद्ध" in Nepali). The first death anniversary is called a barsy, from the word baras, meaning year in Hindi. Shraadh means to give with devotion or to offer one's respect. Shraadh is a ritual for expressing one's respectful feelings for the ancestors. According to Nepali a...
In Japan, a death anniversary is called meinichi(命日), kishin(忌辰), or kijitsu/kinichi(忌日). Monthly observances of a death are known as tsuki meinichi(月命日), while annual anniversaries are known as shōtsuki meinichi(祥月命日).
In Korea, ancestor worship ceremonies are referred to by the generic term jerye (제례/祭禮). Notable examples of jerye include Munmyo jerye and Jongmyo jerye, which are performed periodically each year for venerated Confucianscholars and kings of ancient times, respectively. The ceremony held on the anniversary of a family member's death is called gije...
In the Philippines, the funeral is only one part of an elaborate mourning tradition. For nine days after the funeral has taken place, novena prayers are offered in a practice called pasiyam (although some start the practice the night after the death).It is also customary for another service to be given on the fortieth day after the death, as it is ...
In Vietnam, a death anniversary is called giỗ (𠰍), ngày giỗ (𣈗𠰍, literally "giỗ day"), đám giỗ (酖𠰍, literally "giỗ ceremony"), or bữa giỗ (把𠰍, literally "giỗ meal"). It is a festive occasion, at which members of an extended family gather together. Female family members traditionally spend the entire day cooking an elaborate banquet in honor of...
In Sri Lanka, people commonly commemorate death anniversaries after 7 days, 3 months, and 1 year after their passing.
In Western Christianity, it became custom during the Middle Ages to commemorate the deceased after 3, 7 and 30 days as well as 1 year after their passing. In addition to this, pious donors made endowments to religious institutions in order to being commemorated in an annual mass on the date of their deaths. These services were referred to as annive...
Observant Jews commemorate the yahrtzeit (Yiddish: יאָרצײַט, romanized: yortsayt) of the death of parents, siblings, spouses, or children according to the Hebrew calendar. The main observance involves recitation of kaddish prayer, and a widely practiced custom is to light a special candle that burns for 24 hours, called a yahrtzeit candle.
Yeltsin was the first Russian head of state to be buried in a church ceremony since Emperor Alexander III, 113 years prior.  On the day Yeltsin died, President Vladimir Putin declared the day of his funeral, held on 25 April 2007,  to be a day of national mourning. The ceremony was broadcast live on the main Russian state TV channels, and ...
- 23–25 April 2007
- Vladimir Putin
- Sergei Ivanov
- Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
Leonardo da Vinci, [b] properly named Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Leonardo, son of ser Piero from Vinci),   [c] was born on 15 April 1452 in, or close to, the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, 20 miles from Florence.   [d] He was born out of wedlock to Piero da Vinci (Ser Piero da Vinci d'Antonio di ser Piero di ser Guido; 1426–1504),  a Florentine legal notary,  and ...
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he ...
Zhu Min ( Chinese: 朱敏; pinyin: Zhū Mǐn; 18 April 1926 – 13 April 2009), originally Zhu Minshu (朱敏书) and also known as He Feifei (贺飞飞), was a Chinese professor of Russian at Beijing Normal University. She was the only daughter of the Chinese revolutionary Zhu De . Born in Moscow to parents from Sichuan, China, Zhu was raised ...