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Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery

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

Examples include Harold Pinter and Charles Babbage.

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

From celebrity tombs at Kensal Green Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Kensal Green Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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Charles Babbage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1791-1871)

Birthplace: Teignmouth, United Kingdom

Charles Babbage (; 26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage originated the concept of a digital ...more

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Harold Pinter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)

Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney

Harold Pinter (; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. A Nobel Prize winner, Pinter was one of the most influential modern British ...more

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Anthony Trollope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 67 (1815-1882)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Anthony Trollope (; 24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of ...more
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Richard Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1789-1864)

Birthplace: Llanymynech, United Kingdom

Richard Roberts (22 April 1789 – 11 March 1864) was a Welsh patternmaker and engineer whose development of high-precision machine tools contributed to the birth of production engineering and ...more
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Wilkie Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1824-1889)

Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright and short story writer best known for The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868). The last ...more
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 53 (1806-1859)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS, was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven ...more

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Catherine Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Catherine Hayes Dec. at 36 (1825-1861)

Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Catherine Hayes may refer to: Catherine Hayes (murderer) (1690-1726), English murderer Catherine Hayes (soprano) (1818-1861), Irish opera singer Catherine Hayes, main character of Thackeray's ...more
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Marc Isambard Brunel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 80 (1769-1849)

Birthplace: Hacqueville, France

Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (, French: [maʁk izɑ̃baʁ bʁynɛl]; 25 April 1769 – 12 December 1849) was an English engineer. He is best known for the construction of the Thames Tunnel and as the father ...more
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James Fitzjames Stephen ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 65 (1829-1894)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, 1st Baronet, KCSI (3 March 1829 – 11 March 1894) was an English lawyer, judge and writer.
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Thomas Jefferson Hogg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 70 (1792-1862)

Birthplace: Norton, United Kingdom

Thomas Jefferson Hogg (24 May 1792 – 27 August 1862) was a British barrister and writer best known for his friendship with the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Hogg was raised in County ...more
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John Cowans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1862-1921)

Birthplace: City of Carlisle, United Kingdom

General Sir John Stephen "Jack" Cowans, (11 March 1862 – 16 April 1921) was a senior British Army officer who served as Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1912 to 1919, covering ...more
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Frederick Robertson Aikm... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1828-1888)

Birthplace: South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Colonel Frederick Robertson Aikman VC (6 February 1828 – 5 October 1888) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the ...more
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Ernest Cassel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 69 (1852-1921)

Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, (3 March 1852 – 21 September 1921) was a British merchant banker and capitalist. Born and raised in Prussia, he moved to Britain at the age of 17.
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John Robinson McClean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 60 (1813-1873)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

John Robinson McClean CB FRS FRAS (21 March 1813 – 13 July 1873), was a British civil engineer and Liberal Party politician.
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George Busk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 79 (1807-1886)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

George Busk FRS (12 August 1807 – 10 August 1886) was a British naval surgeon, zoologist and palaeontologist.
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Matthew Dixon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 84 (1821-1905)

Birthplace: Avranches, France

Major General Matthew Charles Dixon VC CB (5 February 1821 – 8 January 1905) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy ...more
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Alexis Soyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 48 (1810-1858)

Birthplace: Meaux, France

Alexis Benoît Soyer (4 February 1810 – 5 August 1858) was a French chef who became the most celebrated cook in Victorian England. He also tried to alleviate suffering of the Irish poor in ...more
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Fanny Fitzwilliam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 53 (1801-1854)
Frances "Fanny" Elizabeth Fitzwilliam (née Copeland) (26 July 1801 – 11 September 1854) was a British actor.
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Robert Bourke, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 75 (1827-1902)

Birthplace: County Meath, Republic of Ireland

Robert Bourke, 1st Baron Connemara, (11 June 1827 – 3 September 1902) was a British Conservative politician and colonial administrator. He served as Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ...more
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Prince George, Duke of C... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1819-1904)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, (George William Frederick Charles; 26 March 1819 – 17 March 1904) was a member of the British Royal Family, a male-line grandson of King George III, cousin of ...more
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Francis Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 51 (1784-1835)

Birthplace: King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Francis Goodwin was an English architect.
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Joseph Locke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 55 (1805-1860)

Birthplace: Attercliffe, United Kingdom

Joseph Locke (9 August 1805 – 18 September 1860) was a notable English civil engineer of the nineteenth century, particularly associated with railway projects. Locke ranked alongside Robert ...more
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Thomas Allom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Thomas Allom Dec. at 68 (1804-1872)

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Thomas Allom was an English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator. He was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects. He designed many buildings in ...more
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Richard Mayne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Dec. at 72 (1796-1868)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Sir Richard Mayne KCB (27 November 1796 – 26 December 1868) was a barrister and the joint first Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the head of the London Metropolitan Police (1829–1868). ...more
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Charles Lock Eastlake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Charles Lock Eastlake Dec. at 72 (1793-1865)

Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (17 November 1793 – 24 December 1865) was a British painter, gallery director, collector and writer of the early 19th century.