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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