After they passed away, prominent figures and members of families who had helped create the living city’s creative fabric, would be buried in the Cemetery of Eminent Wielkopolska Residents. Established in the early 19th century, the cemetery was the city’s key necropolis. It holds the remains of eminent Poznań politicians, social activists and artists who strove for independence by engaging in armed fighting, as well as advocates of a meticulous, years-long programme of “organic work”, who included Wojciech Trąmpczyński, Bolesław Krysiewicz and Władysław Marcinkowski. They all shared a common goal. The city’s eminent figures have been honoured with historic tombstones, including works by leading sculptors.