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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.
  • 1

    Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Dec. at 27 (1960-1988)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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, an...  more

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  • 2

    Frank Morgan

    Dec. at 59 (1890-1949)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    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 appearances...  more

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  • 3

    Henry B Bolster

    Dec. at 67 (1792-1859)

    BirthplaceStoddard, 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
  • 4

    DeWolf Hopper

    Dec. at 77 (1858-1935)

    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 5

    Ormsby M. Mitchel

    Dec. at 52 (1810-1862)


    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 was...  more
  • 6

    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Dec. at 84 (1848-1933)

    BirthplaceNew 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 American...  more
  • 7

    Henry Warner Slocum

    Dec. at 66 (1827-1894)

    BirthplacePompey, 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. During...  more
  • 8

    Fitz John Porter

    Dec. at 78 (1822-1901)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, 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 War. He...  more
  • 9

    Henry Halleck

    Dec. at 56 (1815-1872)

    BirthplaceNew 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 derogatory:...  more
  • 10

    Asa Bird Gardiner

    Dec. at 79 (1839-1919)

    BirthplaceManhattan, 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 1900. He...  more
  • 11

    Ole Singstad

    Dec. at 87 (1882-1969)

    BirthplaceAgdenes, 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 vehicular tunnel...  more
  • 12

    Florence La Badie

    Dec. at 29 (1888-1917)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    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 between...  more
  • 13

    George Crockett Strong

    Dec. at 30 (1832-1863)

    BirthplaceStockbridge, Vermont

    George Crockett Strong (October 16, 1832 – July 30, 1863) was a Union brigadier general in the American Civil War....  more
  • 14

    Joel Erhardt

    Dec. at 71 (1838-1909)

    BirthplacePottstown, 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
  • 15

    Daniel Willis James

    Dec. at 75 (1832-1907)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, 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 predominantly...  more
  • 16

    Aaron Ward

    Dec. at 66 (1851-1918)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, 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....  more
  • 17

    Francis B. Spinola

    Dec. at 70 (1821-1891)

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, New York, Old Field, Suffolk County, 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 elected...  more
  • 18

    Edward Ferrero

    Dec. at 68 (1831-1899)

    BirthplaceEurope, Granada, Andalusia, Southern Europe, 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 general in...  more
  • 19

    Charles Lewis Tiffany

    Dec. at 90 (1812-1902)

    BirthplaceKillingly, 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 jewelry...  more
  • 20

    Richard Delafield

    Dec. at 75 (1798-1873)

    BirthplaceNew 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 start of...  more
  • 21

    Thomas William Sweeny

    Dec. at 71 (1820-1892)

    BirthplaceCork, 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 War....  more
  • 22

    Robert Roosevelt

    Dec. at 76 (1829-1906)

    BirthplaceNew 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 York...  more
  • 23

    Charles S. Wainwright

    Dec. at 80 (1826-1907)

    BirthplaceNew 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 played an...  more
  • 24

    Laura Keene

    Dec. at 47 (1826-1873)

    BirthplaceWinchester, 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
  • 25

    Henry Chadwick

    Dec. at 83 (1824-1908)

    BirthplaceExeter, 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 reporting on and...  more