12 of the greatest ways famous people wanted to be remembered on their tombstone

Your epitaph — the text written on a headstone — is the last thing you can say to the world.

Sometimes it’s a matter of getting your own account of your life out there. Richard Nixon, disgraced by Watergate, wanted to be remembered as a peacemaker.

Others, like F. Scott Fitzgerald or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., highlight a favourite line from their major works.

Or you might just want your bones to be left alone, like William Shakespeare, who was buried with a curse.

Keep scrolling for the best in headstones.

Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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