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List of famous people buried in Highgate Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Highgate Cemetery. Here are also celebs who were buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park and notable people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Highgate Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Located in north London, England, Highgate Cemetery is designated Grade I on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Divided into East and West cemetery, the cemetery has approximately 170,000 people buried.

List ranges from Karl Marx to Douglas Adams and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Highgate Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Highgate Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Highgate Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Highgate Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Highgate Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 65 (1818-1883)

Birthplace: Trier, Germany

Nationality: Kingdom of Prussia, Germany

Profession: Sociologist, Politician, Historian, Economist Writer, + more

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#386 on The Best Writers of All Time

#308 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#581 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#137 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 76 (1791-1867)

Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher

Credits: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

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#219 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#44 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#36 on Famous Rosicrucians List

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Douglas Adams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 49 (1952-2001)

Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Profession: Humorist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Writer, + more

Credits: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Doctor Who: Shada, Starship Titanic

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#167 on The Best Writers of All Time

#25 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#554 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#53 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Alexander Litvinenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 44 (1962-2006)

Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia

Nationality: United Kingdom, Russia, Soviet Union

Profession: Writer

Credits: Assassination of Russia

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#12 on Famous Poisoning Deaths

#276 on Famous Assassinations in Europe

#33 on Famous Assassinations in the United Kingdom

#91 on Famous People Named Alexander

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Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 64 (1946-2010)

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Impresario, Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Entrepreneur Musician, + more

Credits: The Filth and the Fury, Fast Food Nation, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, Who Killed Bambi? Chaos!: Ex Pistols' Secret History: The Dave Goodman Story, + more

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#253 on Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

#673 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

#5 on Famous People Named Malcolm

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Herbert Spencer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 83 (1820-1903)

Birthplace: Derby, United Kingdom

Profession: Sociologist, Philosopher

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#11 on Famous People Named Herb & Herbert

#9 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Spencer

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Jeremy Beadle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 60 (1948-2008)

Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: England

Profession: Presenter

Credits: Game for a Laugh, Privileged, You've Been Framed!, You've Been Framed Chain Letters, + more

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#41 on Famous People Who Died Of Pneumonia

#47 on Famous People Named Jeremy

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Ralph Richardson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery
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Age: Died at 81 (1902-1983)

Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

Profession: Actor

Credits: Doctor Zhivago, Time Bandits, Dragonslayer, Rollerball Watership Down, + more

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#492 on The Best Actors in Film History

#157 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

#85 on Filmsite's Great Actors (Male) Who Have Not Won An Oscar

#11 on Famous People Named Ralph

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