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Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of people, like Jean-Michel Basquiat and DeWolf Hopper, in it.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Greenwood Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery?"

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
Dec. at 28 (1960-1988)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskija]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, ...more

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Frank Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Age: Died at 59 (1890-1949)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Francis Phillip Wuppermann (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949), known professionally as Frank Morgan, was an American character actor on radio, stage and film. He was best known for his ...more

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Henry B Bolster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1792-1859)

Birthplace: Stoddard, New Hampshire

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
Dec. at 77 (1858-1935)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

William DeWolf Hopper (March 30, 1858 – September 23, 1935) was an American actor, singer, comedian, and theatrical producer. A star of vaudeville and musical theater, he became best known for ...more
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Ormsby M. Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 52 (1810-1862)

Birthplace: Kentucky

Ormsby MacKnight (or McKnight) Mitchel (August 28, 1810, or possibly 1809, – October 31, 1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. A multi-talented man, he ...more
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Louis Comfort Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1848-1933)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Louis Comfort Tiffany (February 18, 1848 – January 17, 1933) 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 ...more
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Henry Warner Slocum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1827-1894)

Birthplace: Pompey, New York, United States of America

Henry Warner Slocum, Sr. (September 24, 1827 – April 14, 1894), was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. ...more
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Fitz John Porter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 79 (1822-1901)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil ...more
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Henry Halleck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 57 (1815-1872)

Birthplace: New York

Henry Wager Halleck (January 16, 1815 – January 9, 1872) was a United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became ...more
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Asa Bird Gardiner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1839-1919)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York

Asa Bird Gardiner (September 30, 1839 – May 24, 1919) was a controversial American soldier, attorney, and district attorney for New York County (a.k.a. the Borough of Manhattan) from 1898 to ...more
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Ole Singstad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 87 (1882-1969)

Birthplace: Agdenes, Norway

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
Dec. at 29 (1888-1917)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Florence La Badie (born Florence Russ; April 27, 1888 – October 13, 1917) was an American actress in the early days of the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star ...more
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George Crockett Strong ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 31 (1832-1863)

Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont

George Crockett Strong (October 16, 1832 – July 30, 1863) 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
Dec. at 71 (1838-1909)

Birthplace: Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Joel Benedict Erhardt (February 21, 1838 – September 8, 1909) was an American politician, civil servant, lawyer and businessman. He served as the police commissioner for the New York Police ...more
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Daniel Willis James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1832-1907)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Daniel Willis James (April 15, 1832 – September 13, 1907) was the son of an American merchant who with his cousin, William Earl Dodge Jr., transformed Phelps, Dodge & Co. from a ...more
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Aaron Ward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1851-1918)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rear Admiral Aaron Ward (October 10, 1851 – July 5, 1918) was an officer in the United States Navy during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He served 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
Dec. at 70 (1821-1891)

Birthplace: Old Field, New York, United States of America

Francis Barretto Spinola (March 19, 1821 – April 14, 1891) was an American politician and military of Portuguese ancestry. He is considered by some sources as the first Italian American to be ...more
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Edward Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 68 (1831-1899)

Birthplace: Granada, Spain

Edward Ferrero (January 18, 1831 – December 11, 1899) was one of the leading dance instructors, choreographers, and ballroom operators in the United States. He also served as a Union Army ...more
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Charles Lewis Tiffany is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1812-1902)

Birthplace: Killingly, Connecticut

Charles Lewis Tiffany (February 15, 1812 – February 18, 1902) was a nineteenth century leader in the American jewelry trade and founded New York City's Tiffany & Co. in 1837. Known for his ...more
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Richard Delafield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1798-1873)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard Delafield (September 1, 1798 – November 5, 1873) was a United States Army officer for 52 years. He served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy for 12 years. At the ...more
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Thomas William Sweeny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1820-1892)

Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland

Thomas William Sweeny (December 25, 1820 – April 10, 1892) was an Irish-American soldier who served in the Mexican–American War and then was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil
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Robert Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 77 (1829-1906)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert Barnhill Roosevelt, also known as Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (August 7, 1829 – June 14, 1906), was a sportsman, author, and politician who served as a United States Representative from New ...more
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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 Dec. at 81 (1826-1907)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Charles Shiels Wainwright (December 31, 1826 – September 13, 1907) was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He ...more
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Laura Keene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 47 (1826-1873)

Birthplace: Winchester, United Kingdom

Laura Keene (20 July 1826 – 4 November 1873) 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 ...more
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Henry Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery
Dec. at 84 (1824-1908)

Birthplace: Exeter, United Kingdom

Henry Chadwick (October 5, 1824 – April 20, 1908) was an English-American sportswriter, baseball statistician and historian, often called the "Father of Baseball" for his early ...more