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Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral

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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)

Birthplace: Cheapside, United Kingdom

Thomas Becket (), also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London and later Thomas à Becket (21 December c. 1119 (or 1120) – 29 December 1170), was Archbishop of Canterbury ...more
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Henry IV of England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Henry IV of England Dec. at 47 (1366-1413)

Birthplace: Bolingbroke Castle, United Kingdom

Henry IV (15 April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke (), was King of England from 1399 to 1413. He asserted the claim of his grandfather King Edward III, a maternal grandson ...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)

Birthplace: Woodstock, United Kingdom

Joan, Countess of Kent (29 September 1326/7 – 7 August 1385), known to history as The Fair Maid of Kent, was the mother of King Richard II of England, whom she bore to her third husband Edward ...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 (1586 – January 1643) was an English royalist churchman, Dean of Canterbury from 1625 to 1643.
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John Beaufort, 1st Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Canterbury Cathedral
Dec. at 37 (1373-1410)

Birthplace: Montmorency-Beaufort, France

John Beaufort, 1st Marquess of Somerset and 1st Marquess of Dorset, later only 1st Earl of Somerset, (c. 1371 – 16 March 1410) was an English nobleman and politician. He was the first of the ...more
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Thomas of Lancaster, 1st... 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)

Birthplace: Kenilworth Castle, United Kingdom

Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (autumn 1387 – 22 March 1421) was a medieval English prince and soldier, the second son of King Henry IV of England and brother of Henry V. He acted as ...more
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Margaret Beaufort, Count... 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 (1385 – 30 December 1439) was a medieval English noblewoman. She was a daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, who was the son of Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent" ...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)

Birthplace: Woodstock, United Kingdom

Edward of Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), was the eldest son of King Edward III of England, and thus the heir to the English throne. He died before ...more
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Joan of Navarre, Queen o... 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)

Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain

Joan of Navarre, also known as Joanna (c. 1368 – 10 June 1437) was Duchess of Brittany by marriage to Duke John IV, and later Queen of England by marriage to King Henry IV. She served as regent ...more
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Isabella, Countess of Gl... 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 (c. 1173 – 14 October 1217), was an English noblewoman who was married to King John prior to his accession.