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Burials

This page is about who's buried where.

Buried, according to an urban myth dating at least to a 1937 biography, under King's Cross Station; but this is based on a misunderstanding and possibly a hoax – her actual burial place is unknown Click to show or hide the answer
Died 687, and buried at Lindisfarne, but moved several times; ended up in Durham where the Cathedral (built later) was dedicated to him (along with Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin) Click to show or hide the answer
Died in 1953, and was buried alongside Lenin in his mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow; moved unceremoniously in 1961 to the Kremlin Wall Necropolis (along with several other Soviet leaders) Click to show or hide the answer

Q: Where is (or are) ... buried? A:
Saddam Hussein (his birthplace, 8 miles from Tikrit) Click to show or hide the answer
Princess Diana (in the grounds of – her childhood home) Click to show or hide the answer
William H. Taft, John F. Kennedy (the only US presidents to be buried there); Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Click to show or hide the answer
Mausoleum of the Aga Khan Click to show or hide the answer
Winston Churchill (family plot - in the graveyard of the church whose parish covers Blenheim Palace) Click to show or hide the answer
Mary Shelley, and Percy Bysshe Shelley's heart Click to show or hide the answer
William the Conqueror Click to show or hide the answer
Henry IV (the only monarch buried there) Click to show or hide the answer
Sir John Moore (scene of the battle in which he was fatally wounded – as celebrated in Charles Wolfe's poem) Click to show or hide the answer
St. Patrick (according to tradition - a small cathedral town, 21 miles south of Belfast) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert the Bruce (all except his heart – see below) Click to show or hide the answer
The Venerable Bede Click to show or hide the answer
Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard I Click to show or hide the answer
Edward II Click to show or hide the answer
Pocahontas (Rebecca Rolfe) Click to show or hide the answer
George I Click to show or hide the answer
Karl Marx, Michael Faraday, Herbert Spencer, George Eliot Click to show or hide the answer
Napoleon Bonaparte (complex of buildings in Paris) Click to show or hide the answer
John Smith (Leader of the Opposition, died 1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Noel Coward, Bob Marley Click to show or hide the answer
Francisco Pizarro (conqueror of the Incas, and founder of this city) Click to show or hide the answer
Five of the six Tolpuddle Martyrs (all except James Hammett – they emigrated there after their release and return from Australia) Click to show or hide the answer
James Ramsay Macdonald (his birthplace) Click to show or hide the answer
The prophet Mohammed Click to show or hide the answer
Robert the Bruce's heart (according to legend – recovered from Spain) Click to show or hide the answer
Richard Burton (the explorer) Click to show or hide the answer
Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, Fryderyk Chopin, Maria Callas, Isadora Duncan Click to show or hide the answer
Catherine of Aragon; Mary Queen of Scots (originally – moved 25 years later) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Adam, Robert Browning, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Congreve, Charles Dickens, John Dryden, David Garrick, John Gay, G. F. Handel, Thomas Hardy, Dr. Johnson, Ben Jonson, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Macaulay, John Masefield, Laurence Olivier, Richard B. Sheridan, Edmund Spenser, Alfred Lord Tennyson (among others) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Bonnie Prince Charlie Click to show or hide the answer
James Prescott Joule Click to show or hide the answer
Che Guevara (site of his final, decisive victory in the 1958 Cuban revolution) Click to show or hide the answer
Rupert Brooke (Greek island) Click to show or hide the answer
Ernest Shackleton Click to show or hide the answer
Edward IV, Henry VI, Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Charles I, most kings and their consorts and children since George III (but not Victoria); including Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother, both in 2002 (chapel in Windsor Castle) Click to show or hide the answer
Duke of Wellington (the only prime minister buried there); Nelson Click to show or hide the answer
George Formby (Sr. and Jr.) Click to show or hide the answer
Anne of Cleves (the only one of Henry VIII's wives that is buried there); Elizabeth I; Mary, Queen of Scots (moved there from Peterborough in 1612) Click to show or hide the answer
Henry Purcell (at the foot of the organ of) Click to show or hide the answer
Alfred the Great Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
King Canute
Jane Austen Click to show or hide the answer
Queen Victoria, Prince Albert: Royal Mausoleum at Click to show or hide the answer
George III, George IV, William IV (beneath the Albert Memorial Chapel) Click to show or hide the answer
King John, Prince Arthur (eldest son of Henry VII), Stanley Baldwin Click to show or hide the answer
Dick Turpin Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's Unknown Soldier (buried on 11 November 1920) Click to show or hide the answer
France's Unknown Soldier Click to show or hide the answer

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