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

This list contains people like Frank Morgan and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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

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

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Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Jean-Michel Basquiat Died at 28 (1960-1988) Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist, musician, and producer. He first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed ...more

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Frank Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Frank Morgan Died at 59 (1890-1949) Francis Phillip Wuppermann, known by his stage name of Frank Morgan, was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, including the title character, in ...more

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Winsor McCay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Winsor McCay Died at 65 (1869-1934) Zenas Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator. He is best known for the comic strip Little Nemo and the animated film Gertie the Dinosaur. For contractual reasons, he worked under ...more

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Henry B Bolster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry B Bolster Died at 67 (1792-1859) Henry B Bolster was a politically active entrepreneur in Manhattan New York during the early to mid 19th century. He was born in New Hampshire to an American family with roots back to the 17th ...more

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Estelle Skidmore Doremus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Estelle Skidmore Doremus Died at 75 (1830-1905) Estelle Emma Skidmore Doremus was the daughter of Hubbard Skidmore, who served in the American Revolutionary War, and became a charter member and honorary vice president general of the National ...more

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DeWolf Hopper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
DeWolf Hopper Died at 77 (1858-1935) William DeWolf Hopper was an American actor, singer, comedian, and theatrical producer. Although a star of the musical stage, he was best known for performing the popular baseball poem Casey at ...more

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Ormsby M. Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Ormsby M. Mitchel Died at 52 (1810-1862) Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. A multi-talented man, he was also an attorney, surveyor, professor, and publisher. He is notable ...more

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Louis Comfort Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Louis Comfort Tiffany Died at 85 (1848-1933) Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the ...more

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Henry Warner Slocum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry Warner Slocum Died at 67 (1827-1894) Henry Warner Slocum, was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. During the war, he was one of the youngest ...more

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Fitz John Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Fitz John Porter Died at 79 (1822-1901) Fitz John Porter was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his ...more

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Henry Halleck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry Halleck Died at 57 (1815-1872) Henry Wager Halleck was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory, "Old Brains." He was ...more

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Asa Bird Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Asa Bird Gardiner Died at 80 (1839-1919) Asa Bird Gardiner was a controversial American soldier, attorney, and district attorney for New York County from 1898 to 1900. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the American ...more

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Florence La Badie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Florence La Badie Died at 29 (1888-1917) Florence La Badie was an American actress in the early days of the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917. Her career was at its height when she ...more

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Ole Singstad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Ole Singstad Died at 87 (1882-1969) Ole Knutsen Singstad was a Norwegian-American civil engineer who innovated the ventilation system for the Holland Tunnel and advanced the use of the "Sunk-tube" method of underwater ...more

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George Crockett Strong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
George Crockett Strong Died at 31 (1832-1863) George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

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Daniel Willis James is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Daniel Willis James Died at 75 (1832-1907) Daniel Willis James was the son of an American merchant who with his cousin, William Earl Dodge, Jr., transformed Phelps, Dodge & Co. from a predominantly mercantile business into one of the ...more

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Joel Erhardt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Joel Erhardt Died at 71 (1838-1909) Joel Benedict Erhardt was an American politician, civil servant, lawyer and businessman. He served as the police commissioner for the New York Police Department, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern ...more

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Aaron Ward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Aaron Ward Died at 67 (1851-1918) Rear Admiral Aaron Ward was an officer in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War.

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Francis B. Spinola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Francis B. Spinola Died at 70 (1821-1891) Francis Barretto Spinola was the first Italian American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving as a representative from New York from 1887 to 1891. He also served ...more

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Edward Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Edward Ferrero Died at 68 (1831-1899) Edward Ferrero was one of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States. He also served as a Union Army general in the American Civil War, most ...more

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Charles Lewis Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Charles Lewis Tiffany Died at 90 (1812-1902) Charles Lewis Tiffany founded Tiffany & Co. in New York City in 1837. Was an American leader in the American jewelry trade in the nineteenth century, he was known for his jewelry expertise, ...more

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Richard Delafield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Richard Delafield Died at 75 (1798-1873) Richard Delafield served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Thomas William Sweeny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Thomas William Sweeny Died at 72 (1820-1892) Thomas William Sweeny was an Irish soldier who served in the Mexican-American War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Ludwig Andreas Olsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Ludwig Andreas Olsen Died at 41 (1845-1886) Ludwig Andreas Olsen, also known as Louis Williams, was a United States Navy sailor and one of only 19 people to ever be awarded two Medals of Honor. Both awards were for peace-time actions ...more

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Robert Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Robert Roosevelt Died at 77 (1829-1906) Robert Barnhill Roosevelt, also known as Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, was a sportsman, author, and politician who served as a United States Representative from New York and as Minister to the

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Charles S. Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Charles S. Wainwright Died at 81 (1826-1907) Charles Shiels Wainwright was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played an important role in the defense of ...more

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Laura Keene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Laura Keene Died at 47 (1826-1873) Laura Keene was a British stage actress and theatre manager. In her twenty-year career, she became known as the first powerful female manager in New York. She is most famous for being the lead ...more

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Kate Claxton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Kate Claxton Died at 76 (1848-1924) Kate Claxton was an American actress, born Kate Elizabeth Cone at Somerville, New Jersey, to Spencer Wallace Cone and Josephine Martinez. She made her first appearance on the stage in Chicago ...more

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Henry Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry Chadwick Died at 84 (1824-1908) Henry Chadwick was an English-born American sportswriter, baseball statistician and historian, often called the "father of baseball" for his early reporting on and contributions to the ...more

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John Laver Mather Cooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
John Laver Mather Cooper Died at 63 (1828-1891) John Cooper was a member of the United States Navy. He is one of only nineteen people who have received the Medal of Honor twice and one of only nineteen to receive the Medal of Honor for two ...more

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John William Mackay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
John William Mackay Died at 71 (1831-1902) John William Mackay was an American industrialist, born in Dublin, Ireland. Mackay was one of the four Bonanza Kings, a partnership which capitalised on the wealth generated by the silver mines ...more

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Joseph Quick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Joseph Quick Died at 62 (1877-1939) Joseph Quick was a United States Navy coxswain who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing his USS Yorktown shipmate, Machinist's Mate Second Class Walenty Wisnieroski, from drowning on April ...more

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Abram Duryée is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Abram Duryée Died at 75 (1815-1890) Abram Duryée was a Union Army general during the American Civil War, the commander of one of the most famous Zouave regiments, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry. After the war he was ...more

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Joshua R. Sands is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Joshua R. Sands Died at 88 (1795-1883) Joshua Ratoon Sands was an officer in the United States Navy who rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. He served in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, and the Civil War.

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Edward Jardine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Edward Jardine Died at 65 (1828-1893) Brigadier General Edward E. Jardine was an American U.S. Army officer during the American Civil War serving with the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment under General Benjamin Butler and ...more

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Schuyler Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Schuyler Hamilton Died at 81 (1822-1903) Schuyler Hamilton was an American soldier, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton.

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Robert Brown Potter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Robert Brown Potter Died at 58 (1829-1887) Robert Brown Potter was a United States lawyer and a Union Army general in the American Civil War.

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Theron S. Copeland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Theron S. Copeland Died at 74 (1831-1905) Theron S. Copeland was an American law enforcement officer and police captain with the New York City Police Department. He studied military tactics at a military academy and in the National ...more

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William Henry Aspinwall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
William Henry Aspinwall Died at 68 (1807-1875) William Henry Aspinwall was an American businessman. In 1832, he became president of the Howland & Aspinwall merchant firm, which had been founded by his cousin and expanded trade to South ...more

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Henry Grinnell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry Grinnell Died at 75 (1799-1874) Henry Grinnell was an American merchant and philanthropist.

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John Lafayette Riker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
John Lafayette Riker Died at 40 (1822-1862) John Lafayette Riker was an American attorney and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Fair Oaks during the Peninsula Campaign.

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John Mapes Adams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
John Mapes Adams Died at 50 (1871-1921) John Mapes Adams was an American Marine who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Boxer Rebellion. He served in the Marine Corps under the alias of George Lawrence Day.

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Pierre Lorillard IV is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Pierre Lorillard IV Died at 68 (1833-1901) Pierre Lorillard IV was an American tobacco manufacturer and thoroughbred race horse owner.

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Nathaniel H. Harris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Nathaniel H. Harris Died at 66 (1834-1900) Nathaniel Harrison Harris was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War.

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Silas Stringham is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Silas Stringham Died at 78 (1798-1876) Rear Admiral Silas Horton Stringham was an officer of the United States Navy who saw active service during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and the Mexican–American War, and who ...more

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John G. Bergen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
John G. Bergen Died at 53 (1814-1867) John G. Bergen was an American public servant and New York City Police Commissioner. A member and treasurer of the Board of Police Commissioners, he and Thomas Coxon Acton assumed command of the ...more

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Henry B. Hidden is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry B. Hidden Died at 23 (1839-1862) Henry B. Hidden was a First Lieutenant in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Hidden is believed to be the first cavalry officer killed in action in the Army of the Potomac and the ...more

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Henry Rodenburg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Henry Rodenburg Died at 48 (1851-1899) Henry Rodenburg was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor. His award came for gallantry in the Indian Wars.

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Johannes J. Johannessen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Johannes J. Johannessen Died at 43 (1872-1915) Johannes J. Johannessen was a sailor serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

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Leopold von Gilsa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Brooklyn
Leopold von Gilsa Leopold von Gilsa was a career soldier who served as an officer in the armies of Prussia and later the United States. He is best known for his role in the misfortunes of the XI Corps in the Army ...more