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Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

Updated June 14, 2019 13.6k views57 items

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

    Benjamin Franklin

    Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Elisha Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Elisha Kane

    Dec. at 37 (1820-1857)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Elisha Kent Kane (February 3, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Frank Furness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Frank Furness

    Dec. at 73 (1839-1912)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Frank Heyling Furness was an American architect of the Victorian era. He designed more than... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Charles Ferguson Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Charles Ferguson Smith

    Dec. at 55 (1807-1862)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Charles Ferguson Smith (April 24, 1807 – April 25, 1862) was a career United States Army... more on Wikipedia
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    George Meade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    George Meade

    Dec. at 57 (1815-1872)

    BirthplaceCadiz, Spain

    George Gordon Meade was a career United States Army officer and civil engineer involved in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Samuel W. Crawford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Samuel W. Crawford

    Dec. at 63 (1829-1892)

    BirthplacePennsylvania

    Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 – November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon... more on Wikipedia
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    Hugh Mercer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Hugh Mercer

    Dec. at 51 (1726-1777)

    BirthplaceAberdeenshire, United Kingdom

    Hugh Mercer (16 January 1726 – 12 January 1777) was a Scottish soldier and physician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Lawrence Saint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Lawrence Saint

    Dec. at 76 (1885-1961)

    BirthplaceSharpsburg, Pennsylvania

    Lawrence Bradford Saint (January 30, 1885 – June 22, 1961) was an American stained glass... more on Wikipedia
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    John Parke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    John Parke

    Dec. at 73 (1827-1900)

    BirthplacePennsylvania

    John Grubb Parke (September 22, 1827 – December 16, 1900) was a United States Army engineer... more on Wikipedia
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    Ulric Dahlgren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Ulric Dahlgren

    Dec. at 22 (1842-1864)

    BirthplacePennsylvania

    Ulric Dahlgren (April 3, 1842 – March 2, 1864) was a colonel in the Union Army during the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Adam M. Byrd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Adam M. Byrd

    Dec. at 53 (1859-1912)

    BirthplaceAlabama, United States of America

    Adam Monroe Byrd (July 6, 1859 – June 21, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Edgar Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Edgar Rosenberg

    Dec. at 62 (1925-1987)

    BirthplaceBremerhaven, Germany

    Edgar Rosenberg (September 21, 1925 – August 14, 1987) was a German-born British film and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Agustín de Iturbide y Green is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Agustín de Iturbide y Green

    Dec. at 62 (1863-1925)

    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Agustín de Iturbide y Green (2 April 1863 – 3 March 1925) was the grandson of Agustín de... more on Wikipedia
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    Bubba Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Bubba Phillips

    Dec. at 65 (1928-1993)

    BirthplaceWest Point, Mississippi

    John Melvin "Bubba" Phillips (February 24, 1928 – June 22, 1993) was an American Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    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)

    BirthplaceWinter Harbor, Maine

    Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. (August 14, 1923 – August 2, 2006) was an American educator, sportsman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Isaac J. Wistar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Isaac J. Wistar

    Dec. at 78 (1827-1905)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Isaac Jones Wistar (November 14, 1827 – September 18, 1905) was an American lawyer, miner,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    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)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle I (1874–1948) was an eccentric millionaire whose fortune allowed... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Clifford Pemberton (August 10, 1814 – July 13, 1881), was a career United States Army... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama

    David Bell Birney (May 29, 1825 – October 18, 1864) was a businessman, lawyer, and a Union... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Peter Arrell Browne Widener (November 13, 1834 – November 6, 1915) was an American... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Root (1860 – 29 October 1912) was a well-known hermit who lived in what is now Presque... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Jacob Zeilin (July 16, 1806 – November 18, 1880) was the United States Marine Corps' first... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplaceCarmarthen, United Kingdom

    Joshua Thomas Owen (March 29, 1822 – November 7, 1887) was an educator, politician, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Alphonse Girandy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Philadelphia

    Alphonse Girandy

    Dec. at 73 (1868-1941)

    BirthplaceGuadeloupe, France

    Alphonse Girandy (January 21, 1868 – April 3, 1941) was a United States Navy sailor and a... more on Wikipedia
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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)

    BirthplacePrinceton, New Jersey

    William Bainbridge (May 7, 1774 – July 27, 1833) was a Commodore in the United States Navy.... more on Wikipedia
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