St. Peter's Basilica Famous People Buried in St. Peter's Basilica

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

Examples of people on this list: Saint Peter, Christina, Queen of Sweden and more.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in St. Peter's Basilica?" and "Which celebrities are buried in St. Peter's Basilica?"

From celebrity tombs at St. Peter's Basilica to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is St. Peter's Basilica. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in St. Peter's Basilica, like what year and where the person was born.
Saint Peter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in St. Peter's Basilica
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Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter, according to the New Testament, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Church. The Catholic Church considers him to be the first Pope, ordained by Jesus in the "Rock of My Church" dialogue in Matthew 16:18. The ancient ...more

Birthplace: Bethsaida, Syria

Profession: Bishop, Fisherman

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Christina, Queen of Sweden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in St. Peter's Basilica
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Christina, remembered as one of the most educated women of the 1600s, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654, with the titles of Queen of the Swedes, Goths and Wends; Grand Princess of Finland, and Duchess of Estonia, Livonia and Karelia, Bremen-Verden, Stettin, Pomerania, Cassubia and ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1626-1689)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Charles Edward Stuart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in St. Peter's Basilica
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Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart, commonly known in Britain during his lifetime as The Young Pretender and often referred to in retrospective accounts as Bonnie Prince Charlie, was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland from ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1720-1788)

Birthplace: Palazzo Muti, Italy

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Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in St. Peter's Basilica
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Otto II, called the Red, was Holy Roman Emperor from 973 until his death in 983. A member of the Ottonian dynasty, Otto II was the youngest and sole surviving son of Otto the Great and Adelaide of Italy. Otto II was made joint-ruler of Germany in 961, at an early age, and his father named him ...more

Age: Died at 28 (955-983)

Birthplace: Saxony, Germany

Profession: Holy Roman Emperor

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