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

List contains people like Thomas Becket and Henry IV of England.

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

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

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Thomas Becket is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 52 (1118-1170) Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in ...more

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Henry IV of England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 47 (1366-1413) Henry IV was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413. He was the 10th King of England of the House of Plantagenet and also asserted his grandfather's claim to the title King of ...more

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Joan of Kent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 57 (1328-1385) Princess Joan, LG, suo jure 4th Countess of Kent, 5th Baroness Wake of Liddell, known to history as The Fair Maid of Kent, was the first post-conquest Princess of Wales as wife to Edward, the ...more

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Isaac Bargrave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Isaac Bargrave Dec. at 57 (1586-1643) Isaac Bargrave was an English royalist churchman, Dean of Canterbury from 1625 to 1643.

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John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Som... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 37 (1373-1410) John Beaufort, 1st Marquess of Somerset and 1st Marquess of Dorset, later only 1st Earl of Somerset, KG was the first of the four illegitimate children of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, ...more

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Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence Dec. at 33 (1388-1421) Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, KG, was the second son of King Henry IV of England and his first wife, Mary de Bohun. After the death of his father he participated in the military ...more

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Margaret Beaufort, Countess of... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Somerset Dec. at 54 (1385-1439) Margaret Holland, Countess of Somerset was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, who was the son of Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent". Margaret's mother was Alice FitzAlan, ...more

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Edward, the Black Prince is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 46 (1330-1376) Edward of Woodstock KG, called the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, and the father of King Richard II of England. He was the first Duke of ...more

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Joan of Navarre, Queen of Engl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Joan of Navarre, Queen of England Dec. at 67 (1370-1437) Joan of Navarre was a Duchess consort of Brittany and a Queen consort of England. She was the regent of Brittany from 1399 until 1403 during the minority of her son. She was a daughter of King ...more

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Isabella, Countess of Gloucest... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Isabella, Countess of Gloucester Dec. at 44 (1173-1217) Isabella, Countess of Gloucester, was an English noblewoman who was married to King John prior to his accession. She is known by an exceptionally large number of alternative names: Isabel, ...more