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Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral

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

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

From celebrity tombs at Winchester Cathedral to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Winchester Cathedral. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Winchester Cathedral, like what year and where the person was born.
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Jane Austen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 42 (1775-1817)

Birthplace: Steventon, United Kingdom

Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end ...more

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Cnut the Great is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 45 (990-1035)

Birthplace: Denmark

Cnut the Great (; Old English: Cnut se Micela; Old Norse: Knútr inn ríki; c. 995 – 12 November 1035), also known as Canute, whose father was Sweyn Forkbeard (which gave him the ...more
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Izaak Walton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Izaak Walton Dec. at 90 (1593-1683)

Birthplace: Stafford, United Kingdom

Izaak Walton (c. 1593 – 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the ...more
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Eadwig is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 18 (941-959)

Birthplace: Wessex, England

Eadwig, also spelled Edwy (died 1 October 959), sometimes called the All-Fair, was King of England from 955 until his premature death. The elder son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury, ...more
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William II of England is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 44 (1056-1100)

Birthplace: Normandy

William II (Old Norman: Williame; c. 1056 – 2 August 1100), the third son of William the Conqueror, was King of England from 26 September 1087 until 2 August 1100, with powers over Normandy, and ...more

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Henry of Blois is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Henry of Blois Dec. at 70 (1101-1171)

Birthplace: City of Winchester, England

Henry of Blois (c. 1096 – 8 August 1171), often known as Henry of Winchester, was Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey from 1126, and Bishop of Winchester from 1129 to his death. He was a younger son of ...more
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Ælfweard of Wessex... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 20 (904-924)

Birthplace: Wessex, England

Ælfweard (; c. 902 – 2 August 924) was the second son of Edward the Elder, the eldest born to his second wife Ælfflæd.
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George Pretyman Tomline ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
George Pretyman Tomline Dec. at 77 (1750-1827)

Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

In this name, the family name is Pretyman (before 1803), Pretyman Tomline (from 1803), but commonly called Tomline thereafter.Sir George Pretyman Tomline, 5th Baronet (born George Pretyman; 9 ...more
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Richard of Normandy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Richard of Normandy

Birthplace: Normandy

Richard of Normandy (c. 1054 to between 1069 and 1075) was the second son of William the Conqueror, King of England, and Matilda of Flanders. Between 1069 and 1075, Richard died in a hunting ...more
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Eadred is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 35 (920-955)

Birthplace: Wessex, England

Eadred (also Edred) (923 – 23 November 955) was King of the English from 946 until his death. He was the son of Edward the Elder and his third wife Eadgifu of Kent, and a grandson of Alfred the ...more
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Æthelwulf of Wesse... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 63 (795-858)

Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

Æthelwulf (; Old English for "Noble Wolf"; died 13 January 858) was King of Wessex from 839 to 858. In 825, his father, King Egbert, defeated King Beornwulf of Mercia, ending a ...more
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Harthacnut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Dec. at 24 (1018-1042)

Birthplace: England

Harthacnut (Danish: Hardeknud; "Tough-knot"; c. 1018 – 8 June 1042), sometimes referred to as Canute III, was King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 and King of England from 1040 to 1042. ...more
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Cynewulf of Wessex is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Winchester Cathedral

Birthplace: Wessex, England

Cynewulf (meaning "kin wolf") was the King of Wessex from 757 until his death in 786. He ruled for about 29 years. He was a direct male descendant of Cerdic. Cynewulf became king after ...more