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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Alfonso XIII of Spain and Philip II of Spain.

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

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

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 58 (1500-1558) Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary retirement and abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand ...more

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Alfonso XIII of Spain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 55 (1886-1941) Alfonso XIII was King of Spain from 1886 until 1931. Alfonso was monarch from birth, as his father Alfonso XII had died the previous year. Until his 16th birthday in 1902, his mother, Maria ...more

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Alfonso XII of Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 28 (1857-1885) Alfonso XII was King of Spain, reigning from 1874 to 1885, after a coup d'état restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic. Having been forced into exile after ...more

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Maria Amalia of Saxony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 36 (1724-1760) Maria Amalia of Saxony was a princess from the House of Wettin, the daughter of Augustus III of Poland and the wife of Charles III of Spain; she was the Queen consort of Naples and Sicily from ...more

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Maria Luisa of Savoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 26 (1688-1714) Maria Luisa of Savoy was a Savoyard princess and the first wife of Philip V of Spain. She acted as Regent of Spain and had great influence over her husband. She is closely associated with ...more

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Maria Christina of the Two Sic... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 72 (1806-1878) Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies was Queen consort of Spain and Regent of Spain.

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Maria Luisa of Parma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 68 (1751-1819) Maria Luisa of Parma was Queen consort of Spain from 1788 to 1808 as the wife of King Charles IV of Spain. She was the youngest daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma and his wife, Princess ...more

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Isabella of Portugal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Isabella of Portugal Dec. at 36 (1503-1539) Isabella of Portugal was an Infanta of Portugal, by birth, and a Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany, Italy, Spain, Naples and Sicily, Duchess of Burgundy etc. as the spouse of Charles V, Holy ...more

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Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 82 (1887-1969) Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg was Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and the first cousin of King George V of the ...more

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Princess Maria Antonia of Napl... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily Dec. at 22 (1784-1806) Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand, King of Naples and Sicily, and Maria Carolina of Austria. As the wife of the future Ferdinand VII of Spain, then heir ...more

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Anna of Austria, Queen of Spai... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 31 (1549-1580) Anna of Austria was Queen of Spain by virtue of her marriage to her uncle, King Philip II of Spain.

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Charles III of Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 72 (1716-1788) Charles III was the King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788. He was the fifth son of Philip V of Spain, but eldest by his second wife, Elisabeth Farnese. In 1731, the 15-year-old ...more

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Louis I of Spain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 17 (1707-1724) Louis I was King of Spain from 15 January 1724 until his death in August the same year. His reign is one of the shortest in history, lasting for just over seven months.

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Eleanor of Austria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Eleanor of Austria Dec. at 60 (1498-1558) Eleanor of Austria, also called Eleanor of Castile, was born an Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile from the House of Habsburg, and subsequently became Queen consort of Portugal and of ...more

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Princess María de las Mercedes... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Dec. at 90 (1910-2000) Princess María Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain, Countess of Barcelona; 23 December 1910 – 2 January 2000) was the mother of Juan Carlos I, King of Spain from 1975 to

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Mary of Hungary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Mary of Hungary Dec. at 53 (1505-1558) Mary of Austria, also known as Mary of Hungary, was queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia as the wife of King Louis II, and was later Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. The daughter of Queen ...more

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Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgen... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 25 (1846-1871) Prince Gaetan of the Two Sicilies, Count of Girgenti was the seventh child of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and his wife Maria Theresa of Austria. Gaetan was a member of the House of ...more

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Philip II of Spain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 71 (1527-1598) Philip II was King of Spain from 1556 and of Portugal from 1581. From 1554 he was King of Naples and Sicily as well as Duke of Milan. During his marriage to Queen Mary I, he was also King of ...more

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Mariana of Austria is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Mariana of Austria Dec. at 62 (1634-1696) Mariana of Austria was Queen consort of Spain as the second wife of King Philip IV, who was also her maternal uncle. At the death of her husband in 1665, Queen Mariana became regent for her son ...more

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Elisabeth of France is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Elisabeth of France Dec. at 42 (1602-1644) Elisabeth of France was Queen consort of Spain and Portugal as the first wife of King Philip IV of Spain. She was the eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France and his second spouse Marie de' ...more

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Francis of Spain, Duke of Cádi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Francis of Spain, Duke of Cádiz Dec. at 80 (1822-1902) Francis of Spain was King consort of Spain as spouse of Isabella II of Spain. He is commonly styled the Duke of Cádiz, the title he held before his marriage.

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Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme Dec. at 58 (1654-1712) Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme was a French military commander during the War of the Grand Alliance and War of the Spanish Succession, Marshal of France.

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Infante Gonzalo of Spain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Infante Gonzalo of Spain Dec. at 20 (1914-1934) Infante Gonzalo of Spain was the fourth surviving son and youngest child of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and his wife Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Gonzalo was born in Madrid. He was ...more

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Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia Dec. at 67 (1908-1975) Infante Jaime of Spain, Duke of Segovia, Duke of Anjou, RE, was the second son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and his wife Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. He was born in the Royal Palace ...more

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Philip III of Spain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 43 (1578-1621) Philip III of Spain was King of Spain and Portugal. A member of the House of Habsburg, Philip III was born in Madrid to King Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife and niece Anna, the daughter ...more

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Margaret of Austria, Queen of ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 27 (1584-1611) Margaret of Austria was Queen consort of Spain and Portugal by her marriage to King Philip III and II.

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Maria Christina of Austria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Maria Christina of Austria Dec. at 71 (1858-1929) Maria Christina Henriette Desideria Felicitas Raineria of Austria was Queen of Spain as the second wife of King Alfonso XII. She was regent during the minority of their son, Alfonso XIII, and ...more

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Antoine, Duke of Montpensier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Antoine, Duke of Montpensier Dec. at 66 (1824-1890) Antoine d'Orléans was a member of the French royal family in the House of Orléans. He was the youngest son of King Louis Philippe of France and his wife Maria Amelia Teresa of the ...more

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Carlos, Prince of Asturias is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Carlos, Prince of Asturias Dec. at 23 (1545-1568) Carlos, Prince of Asturias, also known as Don Carlos, was the eldest son and heir-apparent of King Philip II of Spain. His mother was Maria Manuela of Portugal, daughter of John III of Portugal. ...more

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Maria Anna of Neuburg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Maria Anna of Neuburg Dec. at 73 (1667-1740) Maria Anna of Neuburg was Queen of Spain from 1689 to 1700 as the second wife of King Charles II.

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Marie Louise of Orléans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Marie Louise of Orléans Dec. at 27 (1662-1689) Marie Louise of Orléans was Queen consort of Spain from 1679 to 1689 as the first wife of King Charles II of Spain. She was a granddaughter of Louis XIII of France; this made her a ...more

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Philip Prospero, Prince of Ast... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias Dec. at 4 (1657-1661) Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias was the first son of Philip IV of Spain and Mariana of Austria to survive infancy. Philip IV had no male heir since the death of Balthasar Charles, his son by ...more

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Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony Dec. at 26 (1803-1829) Maria Josepha Amalia of Saxony was Queen consort of Spain as the wife of King Ferdinand VII of Spain. She was the youngest daughter of Prince Maximilian of Saxony and his first wife, Princess ...more

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Ferdinand VII of Spain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 49 (1784-1833) Ferdinand VII was twice King of Spain: in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death. He was known to his supporters as "the Desired" and to his detractors as the "Felon King". ...more

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John of Austria is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 31 (1547-1578)

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Charles IV of Spain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 71 (1748-1819) Charles IV was King of Spain from 14 December 1788, until his abdication on 19 March 1808.

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Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duches... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier Dec. at 65 (1832-1897) Infanta María Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duchess of Montpensier was Infanta of Spain and Duchess of Montpensier. She was the youngest daughter of king Ferdinand VII of Spain and his fourth ...more

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Isabella II of Spain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 74 (1830-1904) Isabella II was queen regnant of Spain from 1833 until 1868. She came to the throne as an infant, but her succession was disputed by the Carlists, who refused to recognise a female sovereign, ...more

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Diego, Prince of Asturias is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Diego, Prince of Asturias Dec. at 7 (1575-1582) Diego Félix of Austria, Prince of Asturias and Portugal was the fourth son of Philip II of Spain, and also his third son by his fourth wife Anna of Austria.

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Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain Dec. at 30 (1882-1912) Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain was the second eldest child and daughter of Alfonso XII of Spain and his second wife Maria Christina of Austria. Maria Teresa was an Infanta of Spain and a member ...more

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Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain Dec. at 57 (1744-1801) Maria Josefa of Spain was a Princess of Naples and Sicily by birth. At the accession of her father to the Spanish throne as Charles III, she became an Infanta of Spain. Born and raised in ...more

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Philip IV of Spain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 60 (1605-1665) Philip IV of Spain was King of Spain and Portugal as Philip III. He ascended the thrones in 1621 and reigned in Spain until his death and in Portugal until 1640. Philip is remembered for his ...more

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Charles II of Spain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in El Escorial
Dec. at 39 (1661-1700) Charles II was the last Habsburg ruler of Spain. His realm included Southern Netherlands and Spain's overseas empire, stretching from the Americas to the Spanish East Indies. Known as "the ...more