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

List people include Hugh Oldham, Margaret de Bohun, 2nd Countess of Devon and more.

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

From celebrity tombs at Exeter Cathedral to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Exeter Cathedral. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Exeter Cathedral, like what year and where the person was born.
Hugh Oldham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Exeter Cathedral
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Hugh Oldham was a Bishop of Exeter and a notable patron of education. Born in Lancashire to a family of minor gentry, he probably attended both Oxford and Cambridge universities, following which he was a clerk at Durham, then a rector in Cornwall before being employed by Lady Margaret Beaufort, ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1452-1519)

Birthplace: Lancashire, United Kingdom

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Margaret de Bohun, Countess of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Exeter Cathedral
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Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon


Margaret de Bohun, Countess of Devon, was the granddaughter of King Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, and the wife of Hugh Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon. Her thirteen children included an Archbishop of Canterbury and six knights, of whom two were founder knights of the Order of the Garter. Unlike ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1311-1391)

Birthplace: Caldecote^! Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

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Leofric


Leofric was a medieval Bishop of Exeter. Probably a native of Cornwall, he was educated on the continent. At the time Edward the Confessor was in exile before his succession to the English throne, Leofric joined his service and returned to England with him. After he became king, Edward rewarded ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1016-1072)

Thomas de Brantingham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Exeter Cathedral
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Thomas de Brantingham


Thomas de Brantingham was an English clergyman who served as Lord Treasurer to Edward III and on two occasions to Richard II, and as bishop of Exeter from 1370 until his death. De Brantingham was a member of the Brantingham family of North East England. Edward III obtained preferment for him in the ...more