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Famous People Buried in Highgate Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Highgate 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 Highgate Cemetery. Here are also celebs who were buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park and notable people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Highgate Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Located in north London, England, Highgate Cemetery is designated Grade I on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Divided into East and West cemetery, the cemetery has approximately 170,000 people buried.

List ranges from Karl Marx to Douglas Adams and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Highgate Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Highgate Cemetery?"

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

  • Karl Marx
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    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1818-1883)
    • Birthplace: Trier, Germany
    • Nationality: Kingdom of Prussia, Germany
    • Profession: Sociologist, Politician, Historian, Economist, Writer

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  • Michael Faraday
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    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1791-1867)
    • Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher
    • Credits: Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1952-2001)
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: England
    • Profession: Humorist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Doctor Who: Shada, Starship Titanic

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  • Alexander Litvinenko
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    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1962-2006)
    • Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Russia, Soviet Union
    • Profession: Writer
    • Credits: Assassination of Russia