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List of famous people who died in Oxford, with photos when available. These notable Oxford deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Oxford, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Oxford listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Oxford has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

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If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Oxford?" and "Which celebrities died in Oxford?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Oxford includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Rudolf Peierls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Rudolf Peierls Died at 88 (1907-1995)

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Roger Bacon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Roger Bacon Died at 80 (1214-1294)

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Dusty Springfield Died at 60 (1939-1999)

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Robert Burton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Robert Burton Died at 63 (1577-1640)

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Andy Gibb Died at 30 (1958-1988)

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
C. S. Lewis Died at 65 (1898-1963)

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James Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
James Murray Died at 78 (1837-1915)

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Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Agatha Christie Died at 86 (1890-1976)

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Edwin Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Edwin Newman Died at 91 (1919-2010)

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Beatrice Lillie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Beatrice Lillie Died at 95 (1894-1989)

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Gladys Cooper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Gladys Cooper Died at 83 (1888-1971)

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Agnes Smedley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Agnes Smedley Died at 58 (1892-1950)

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Edward Carrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Edward Carrick Died at 93 (1905-1998)

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Kofi Abrefa Busia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Kofi Abrefa Busia Died at 65 (1913-1978)

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Dennis William Sciama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Dennis William Sciama Died at 73 (1926-1999)

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Peter Hebblethwaite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Peter Hebblethwaite Died at 64 (1930-1994)

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Norman Heatley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Norman Heatley Died at 93 (1911-2004)

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Christopher Strachey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Christopher Strachey Died at 59 (1916-1975)

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Arthur Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Arthur Alexander Died at 76 (1891-1967)

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Arthur Lehman Goodhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Arthur Lehman Goodhart Died at 87 (1891-1978)

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William Blackstone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
William Blackstone Died at 57 (1723-1780)

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Erich Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Erich Auerbach Died at 65 (1892-1957)

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John Sealy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
John Sealy Townsend Died at 89 (1868-1957)

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Walter Frank Raphael Weldon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Walter Frank Raphael Weldon Died at 46 (1860-1906)

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Richard Doll is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Richard Doll Died at 93 (1912-2005)

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Howard Florey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Howard Florey Died at 70 (1898-1968)

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James Legge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
James Legge Died at 82 (1815-1897)

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Francis Ysidro Edgeworth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth Died at 81 (1845-1926)

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Moira Shearer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Moira Shearer Died at 80 (1926-2006)

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William Eccles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
William Eccles Died at 91 (1875-1966)

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Hans Adolf Krebs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Hans Adolf Krebs Died at 81 (1900-1981)

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Leonid Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Leonid Pasternak Died at 83 (1862-1945)

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Nathaniel Bliss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Nathaniel Bliss Died at 64 (1700-1764)

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William Osler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
William Osler Died at 70 (1849-1919)

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Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Walter Alston Died at 73 (1911-1984)

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Arnold Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Arnold Jackson Died at 81 (1891-1972)

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Michael Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Michael Ramsey Died at 84 (1904-1988)

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James Blish is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
James Blish Died at 54 (1921-1975)

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Darrell A. Posey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Darrell A. Posey Died at 54 (1947-2001)

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E. E. Evans-Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
E. E. Evans-Pritchard Died at 71 (1902-1973)

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Michael Hordern is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Michael Hordern Died at 84 (1911-1995)

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John Louis Emil Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
John Louis Emil Dreyer Died at 74 (1852-1926)

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Barry Hannah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Barry Hannah Died at 68 (1942-2010)

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John Obadiah Westwood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
John Obadiah Westwood Died at 88 (1805-1893)

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James Joseph Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
James Joseph Sylvester Died at 83 (1814-1897)

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Nicholas Kratzer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Nicholas Kratzer Died at 63 (1487-1550)

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Nikolaas Tinbergen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Nikolaas Tinbergen Died at 81 (1907-1988)

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Michael de Larrabeiti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Michael de Larrabeiti Died at 74 (1934-2008)

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Bernard Fagg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Bernard Fagg Died at 72 (1915-1987)

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Philippa Foot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Oxford
Philippa Foot Died at 90 (1920-2010)