westminster abbey Famous People Buried in Westminster Abbey

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List of famous people buried in Westminster Abbey, 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 Westminster Abbey. If you're ever visiting Westminster Abbey and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List features people like Laurence Olivier and Isaac Newton.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Westminster Abbey?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Westminster Abbey?"

From celebrity tombs at Westminster Abbey to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Westminster Abbey. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Westminster Abbey, like what year and where the person was born.
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Westminster Abbey
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Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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#15 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#2 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#2 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#13 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Westminster Abbey
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Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)

Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Profession: Biologist, Scientist, Naturalist, Geologist, Writer

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#97 on The Best Writers of All Time

#64 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#13 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#9 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Westminster Abbey
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Age: Died at 58 (1812-1870)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Playwright

Credits: A Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Oliver!, Great Expectations

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#4 on The Best Writers of All Time

#62 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#56 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#2 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Robert Blake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Westminster Abbey
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Age: 83

Birthplace: Nutley, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Baretta, In Cold Blood, Lost Highway, Money Train

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