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List of famous people buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, 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 Green-Wood Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

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From celebrity tombs at Green-Wood Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Green-Wood Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, 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 Green-Wood Cemetery
Jean-Michel Basquiat Died 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 Green-Wood Cemetery
Frank Morgan 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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Henry B Bolster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry B Bolster Died 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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DeWolf Hopper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
DeWolf Hopper Died 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) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Ormsby M. Mitchel Died 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) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Louis Comfort Tiffany Died 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) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry Warner Slocum Died 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) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Fitz John Porter Died 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) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry Halleck Died 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) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Asa Bird Gardiner Died 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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Ole Singstad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Ole Singstad Died 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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Florence La Badie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Florence La Badie Died 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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George Crockett Strong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
George Crockett Strong Died at 31 (1832-1863) George Crockett Strong was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War.

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Joel Erhardt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Joel Erhardt Died 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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Daniel Willis James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Daniel Willis James Died 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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Aaron Ward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Aaron Ward Died 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) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Francis B. Spinola Died 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) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Edward Ferrero Died 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) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Charles Lewis Tiffany Died 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) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Richard Delafield Died 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) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Thomas William Sweeny Died 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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Robert Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Robert Roosevelt Died 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

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Charles S. Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Charles S. Wainwright Died at 81 (1826-1907) Charles Shiels Wainwright was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played an important role in the defense of ...more

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Laura Keene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Laura Keene Died at 47 (1826-1873) Laura Keene was a British stage actress and theatre manager. In her twenty-year career, she became known as the first powerful female manager in New York. She is most famous for being the lead ...more

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Henry Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry Chadwick Died at 84 (1824-1908) Henry Chadwick was an English-born American sportswriter, baseball statistician and historian, often called the "father of baseball" for his early reporting on and contributions to the ...more

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Abram Duryée is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Abram Duryée Died at 75 (1815-1890) Abram Duryée was a Union Army general during the American Civil War, the commander of one of the most famous Zouave regiments, the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry. After the war he was ...more

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John William Mackay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
John William Mackay Died at 71 (1831-1902) John William Mackay was an American industrialist, born in Dublin, Ireland. Mackay was one of the four Bonanza Kings, a partnership which capitalised on the wealth generated by the silver mines ...more

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Edward Jardine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Edward Jardine Died at 65 (1828-1893) Brigadier General Edward E. Jardine was an American U.S. Army officer during the American Civil War serving with the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment under General Benjamin Butler and ...more

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Schuyler Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Schuyler Hamilton Died at 81 (1822-1903) Schuyler Hamilton was an American soldier, a grandson of Alexander Hamilton.

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Theron S. Copeland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Theron S. Copeland Died at 74 (1831-1905) Theron S. Copeland was an American law enforcement officer and police captain with the New York City Police Department. He studied military tactics at a military academy and in the National ...more

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William Henry Aspinwall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
William Henry Aspinwall Died at 68 (1807-1875) William Henry Aspinwall was an American businessman. In 1832, he became president of the Howland & Aspinwall merchant firm, which had been founded by his cousin and expanded trade to South ...more

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Henry Grinnell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry Grinnell Died at 75 (1799-1874) Henry Grinnell was an American merchant and philanthropist.

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John Lafayette Riker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
John Lafayette Riker Died at 40 (1822-1862) John Lafayette Riker was an American attorney and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action at the Battle of Fair Oaks during the Peninsula Campaign.

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Pierre Lorillard IV is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Pierre Lorillard IV Died at 68 (1833-1901) Pierre Lorillard IV was an American tobacco manufacturer and thoroughbred race horse owner.

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John G. Bergen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
John G. Bergen Died at 53 (1814-1867) John G. Bergen was an American public servant and New York City Police Commissioner. A member and treasurer of the Board of Police Commissioners, he and Thomas Coxon Acton assumed command of the ...more

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Henry B. Hidden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Henry B. Hidden Died at 23 (1839-1862) Henry B. Hidden was a First Lieutenant in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Hidden is believed to be the first cavalry officer killed in action in the Army of the Potomac and the ...more

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Leopold von Gilsa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Leopold von Gilsa Leopold von Gilsa was a career soldier who served as an officer in the armies of Prussia and later the United States. He is best known for his role in the misfortunes of the XI Corps in the Army ...more

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John E. Bendix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
John E. Bendix Died at 59 (1818-1877) John E. Bendix was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War who commanded two different New York regiments and then a brigade of infantry in Army of the Potomac in the Eastern ...more

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Abraham Schermerhorn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Abraham Schermerhorn Died at 67 (1783-1850)

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Helen White Schermerhorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Helen White Schermerhorn Died at 89 (1792-1881)

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Robert Winthrop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Robert Winthrop Died at 59 (1833-1892) Robert Winthrop was a wealthy banker and capitalist in New York City.

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Thomas De Witt Talmage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Thomas De Witt Talmage Died at 70 (1832-1902) Reverend Dr. Thomas De Witt Talmage was a preacher, clergyman and divine in the United States who held pastorates in the Reformed Church in America and Presbyterian Church. He was one of the ...more