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

People on this list include Benjamin Franklin and Barry Nelson.

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

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

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790) Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more

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Elisha Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 37 (1820-1857) Elisha Kent Kane was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the ...more

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Frank Furness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 73 (1839-1912) Frank Heyling Furness was an American architect of the Victorian era. He designed more than 600 buildings, most in the Philadelphia area, and is remembered for his eclectic, muscular, often ...more

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Charles Ferguson Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 55 (1807-1862) Charles Ferguson Smith was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union General in the American Civil War.

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George Meade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 57 (1815-1872) George Gordon Meade was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in the coastal construction of several lighthouses. He fought with distinction in the Second Seminole War ...more

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Samuel W. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 63 (1829-1892) Samuel Wylie Crawford was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War. Transferring to the infantry early in the war, he led a brigade at Cedar Mountain which ...more

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Hugh Mercer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 51 (1726-1777) Hugh Mercer was a soldier and physician. He initially served with British forces during the Seven Years' War but later became a brigadier general in the Continental Army and a close friend to ...more

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Lawrence Saint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 76 (1885-1961) Lawrence Bradford Saint was an American stained glass artist. His work is most notably featured in the Washington National Cathedral where he served as the head of the stained glass department.

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John Parke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 73 (1827-1900) John Grubb Parke was a United States Army engineer and a Union general in the American Civil War. Parke's Civil War service was closely associated with Ambrose E. Burnside often serving him as ...more

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Ulric Dahlgren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 22 (1842-1864) Ulric Dahlgren served as a Union Army colonel. He was in command of an unsuccessful 1864 raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, and was killed in the raid. The major consequence ...more

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Adam M. Byrd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 53 (1859-1912) Adam Monroe Byrd was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Born in Sumter County, Alabama, Byrd moved to Neshoba County, Mississippi. He attended the common schools and Cooper Institute in ...more

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Edgar Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 62 (1925-1987) Edgar Rosenberg was a German-born British film and television producer based in the US. He was married to American comedian Joan Rivers.

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Agustín de Iturbide y Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 62 (1863-1925) Don Agustín de Iturbide y Green, Prince of Iturbide was the grandson of Agustín de Iturbide, the first emperor of independent Mexico, and his consort Empress Ana María. He ...more

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Bubba Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 65 (1928-1993) John Melvin "Bubba" Phillips was an American Major League Baseball player from Macon, Mississippi. A third baseman, he played on three American League teams in 10 seasons, from 1955 ...more

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Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. Dec. at 83 (1923-2006) Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. was an American educator, sportsman, and philanthropist.

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Isaac J. Wistar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Isaac J. Wistar Dec. at 78 (1827-1905) Isaac Jones Wistar was an American lawyer, miner, farmer, soldier, and author. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, in which he was wounded twice, and was noted for his ...more

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Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr. Dec. at 74 (1874-1948) Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle I, also known as Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Sr., was the man upon whom the book My Philadelphia Father and the play and film The Happiest Millionaire were based. ...more

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John C. Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
John C. Pemberton Dec. at 67 (1814-1881) John Clifford Pemberton, was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole Wars and with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general ...more

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David B. Birney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
David B. Birney Dec. at 39 (1825-1864) David Bell Birney was a businessman, lawyer, and a Union General in the American Civil War.

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Peter Arrell Brown Widener is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Peter Arrell Brown Widener Dec. at 81 (1834-1915) Peter Arrell Brown Widener was an American businessman and head of the prominent Widener family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Joe Root is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Joe Root Dec. at 52 (1860-1912) Joseph "Joe" Root was a well-known hermit who lived in what is now Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Root lived on Presque Isle without any modern

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Jacob Zeilin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Jacob Zeilin Dec. at 74 (1806-1880) Brigadier General Jacob A. Zeilin was the first United States Marine Corps non-brevet general. He served as the seventh commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1864 to 1876.

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Joshua T. Owen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Joshua T. Owen Dec. at 66 (1821-1887) Joshua Thomas Owen was an educator, politician, and soldier from Pennsylvania who served as a Union brigadier general during the American Civil War. He commanded the famed Philadelphia Brigade ...more

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Alphonse Girandy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 73 (1868-1941) Alphonse Girandy was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor.

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William Bainbridge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
William Bainbridge Dec. at 59 (1774-1833) William Bainbridge was a Commodore in the United States Navy. During his long career in the young American Navy he served under six presidents beginning with John Adams and is notable for his ...more

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John Joseph Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 79 (1798-1877) John Joseph Abercrombie was a career United States Army officer who served in numerous wars, finally reaching the rank of brigadier general during the American Civil War.

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Chapman Biddle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Chapman Biddle Dec. at 58 (1822-1880) Chapman Biddle was a member of the prominent Biddle family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who rose to fame as an officer in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He commanded a brigade of ...more

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James St. Clair Morton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
James St. Clair Morton Dec. at 35 (1829-1864) James St. Clair Morton was an American soldier, engineer and writer. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, primarily serving in the Western Theater.

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Stanley H. Ford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 84 (1877-1961) Stanley Hamer Ford was a United States Army General. He was prominent as commander of the Philippine Department, 1st Infantry Division, VII Corps, VI Corps, and the Second United States Army.

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Anthony Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Anthony Taylor Dec. at 57 (1837-1894) Anthony Taylor was a Medal of Honor Recipient in the American Civil War.

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Henry Bohlen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Henry Bohlen Dec. at 52 (1810-1862) Henry Bohlen was an American Civil War Union Brigadier General. Before becoming the first foreign-born Union general in the Civil War, he fought in the Mexican-American War, and in the Crimean

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Edward Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 81 (1898-1979) Edward "Eddie" Gottlieb, known as "Mr. Basketball" and "The Mogul", was the first coach and manager of the Philadelphia Warriors in the National Basketball ...more

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Galusha Pennypacker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Galusha Pennypacker Dec. at 72 (1844-1916) Galusha Pennypacker was a Union general during the American Civil War. He is to this day the youngest person to hold the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army; at the age of 20, he remains ...more

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Garrett J. Pendergrast is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Garrett J. Pendergrast Dec. at 60 (1802-1862) Commodore Garrett Jesse Pendergrast was an officer in the United States Navy, who served at the beginning of the American Civil War. His nephew was Lieutenant Commander Austin Pendergrast, who ...more

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William D. Porter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
William D. Porter Dec. at 56 (1808-1864) William David Porter was a flag officer of the United States Navy. He was the son of Commodore David Porter and brother of Admiral David Dixon Porter as well as foster brother of Admiral David ...more

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James Miller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
James Miller Dec. at 78 (1836-1914) James Miller was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the American Civil War.

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Samuel Mercer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Samuel Mercer Dec. at 63 (1799-1862) Samuel Mercer entered the United States Navy at a young age; he became a Midshipman in 1815. He served his country during the Mexican-American and US Civil war’s, He is also the father of Marine ...more

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Sylvanus William Godon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Sylvanus William Godon Dec. at 70 (1809-1879) Sylvanus William Godon was an American naval officer who served in the Mexican–American and American Civil Wars. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Godon entered the Navy in 1819 as a ...more

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Alexander Crawford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Alexander Crawford Dec. at 44 (1842-1886) Alexander Crawford was a sailor in the United States Navy who served in the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the war.

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George H. Crosman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
George H. Crosman Dec. at 83 (1799-1882) George Hampden Crosman was a career officer in the Regular Army of the United States who served primarily with the Quartermaster Corps. After graduating from the United States Military Academy ...more

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Sidney George Fisher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 62 (1809-1871) Sidney George Fisher was a Philadelphia gentleman, lawyer, farmer, plantation owner, political essayist and occasional poet.

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Samuel Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Samuel Carpenter Dec. at 65 (1649-1714) Samuel Carpenter was a Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania. He signed the historic document "The Declaration of Fealty, Christian Belief and Test" dated 10 September 1695; the ...more

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Stephen Decatur Trenchard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Stephen Decatur Trenchard Dec. at 65 (1818-1883) Stephen Decatur Trenchard was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was present at the Battle of Taku Forts in 1859, and commanded the supply ship and gunboat Rhode Island throughout the ...more

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Ana María de Huarte y Muñiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Ana María de Huarte y Muñiz Dec. at 75 (1786-1861) Ana María Josefa Ramona de Huarte y Muñiz was the consort of Emperor Agustín de Iturbide of Mexico. She was daughter of the nobleman Isidro Huarte, provincial intendant and ...more

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John Lafferty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Dec. at 61 (1842-1903) John Lafferty or Laverty was a sailor in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War and is one of only 19 people in history to receive the Medal of Honor twice.

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William Lukens Elkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
William Lukens Elkins Dec. at 71 (1832-1903) William Lukens Elkins was an American businessman, inventor, and art collector.

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Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte Dec. at 59 (1807-1866) Don Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte, Prince Imperial of Mexico was the son of the first Mexican Emperor Agustín I of Mexico, the heir apparent to the First Mexican ...more

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John Barry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
John Barry Dec. at 58 (1745-1803) John Barry was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is widely credited as "The Father of the American Navy" ...more

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James Agnew is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
James Agnew Dec. at 58 (1719-1777) Brigadier-General James Tanner Agnew was a British Army officer killed by a sniper in the Battle of Germantown during the American Revolutionary War.

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August P. Teytand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia
August P. Teytand Dec. at 78 (1878-1956) August P. Teytand was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor for his actions aboard the USS Leyden. After immigrating ...more