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Famous People Buried in Brooklyn

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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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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