This list compiles information culled from various internet sources, and is intended to serve as a starting point for any who wish to visit and photograph graves for The Gravestone Project. Those with a single asterisk (*) after their name are not literary figures per se, but influenced 18th and 19th century literary cultures. Those with a double asterisk (**) preceding their name are missing, their ashes were scattered, etc. Those with a pound sign (#) preceding their name require more research to locate. Those crossed out are gravesites for which we have received a photograph since compiling the list.

Should you wish to share a photograph you’ve already taken of one of the below individuals, please email it to us at gravestoneproject at gmail.com; please also send any other photographs of the graveyard that you’re willing to share.

Should you wish to visit one of the below graves in order to photograph it for the site, we ask you to visit the Geographical Wish List to check for other notable interments in the same graveyard–and also to consider taking additional photographs of the graveyard and any interesting pre-1900 gravestones that you come across. (This will help to give others a sense of the surroundings–and may yield interesting gravestones and epitaphs.)

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Adams, Hannah (1755-1831)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Addison, Joseph  (1672-1719)— Westminster Abbey, London

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey (1836-1907)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321)— Free-standing mausoleum, Ravenna, Italy

Arnold, Matthew  (1822-1888)— All Saints’ Churchyard, Laleham, Middlesex

Attwood, Thomas * (1765-1838)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

B

Baillie, Joanna (1762-1851)— St-John-at-Hampstead, Hampstead, Greater London

Barham, R.H.D. (1815-1886)— Dawlish Cemetery, Dawlish, Devon, England

Barnes, William (1801-1886)— St Peter’s, Winterborne Came, Dorset, England

Barbauld, Anna Letitia (1743-1825)— St Mary’s, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Barrie, James Matthew (J.M.) (1860-1937)— Kirriemuir Cemetery, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland

Beethoven, Ludwig van* (1770-1827)— Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

Behn, Aphra (1640-1689)— Westminster East Cloister, London

Berlioz, Hector * (1803-1869)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

#Bell, Charles * (1774-1842)— ? died in Midlands. Needs more research.

Beyle, Marie Henri (a.k.a. Stendhal) (1783-1842)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

**Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1913)— Disappeared in Mexico

Bloomfield, Robert (1766-1823)— All Saints, Campton, Bedfordshire, England

Boswell, James (1740-1795)— Auchinleck Old Churchyard, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672)— Old Burying Ground, North Andover, Massachusetts (likely burial site; new memorial stone in place)

Brahms, Johannes * (1833-1897)— Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

Braille, Louis (1809-1852)— The Pantheon, Paris, France

Bridges, Robert (1844-1930)— St Peter and St Paul, Yattendon, Berkshire, England

Bronte, Anne  (1820-1849)— St Mary’s, Scarborough

Bronte, Charlotte  (1816-1855)— St Michael and All Angels, Haworth, West Yorkshire

Bronte, Emily  (1818-1848)— St Michael and All Angels, Haworth, West Yorkshire

Brown, William Wells (1814-1884)— Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett  (1806-1861) Cimitero Accatolico / English Cemetery Cemetery— Florence, Italy

Browning, Robert (1812-1889)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner)— London

Bunyan, John (1628-1688)— Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London

Burney, Frances (Fanny) (1752-1840)— St Swithin’s, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, England

Butler, Samuel  (1612-1680)— St Paul’s (unmarked), Covent Garden, London

Byron, Lady Anne Isabella Noel (Millbanke) * (1792-1860)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

 

C

Cabanis, Pierre Jean Georges (1757-1808)— The Pantheon, Paris, France

**Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner)— London

Carlyle, Thomas (1795-1881)— Ecclefechan Churchyard, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Carroll, Lewis (1832-1898)— Mount Cemetery, Guildford, Surrey

Chapman, George (1559-1634)— St Giles-in-the-Fields, London

#Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770)— Needs research: Buried in Holborn, Greater London (All bones later removed from original burial site? To build Farringdon Market, at which point all bones went to graveyard on Gray’s Inn Road…?)

Chaucer, Geoffrey (1343?-1400)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner)— London

Child, Lydia Maria (1802-1880)— North Cemetery, Wayland, Massachusetts

Chopin, Frederic * (1810-1849)— Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, Paris, France; heart is in Holy Cross Church, Warsaw, Poland

Chopin, Kate (1851-1904)— Cavalry Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Cleland, John (1709-1789)— St Margaret Churchyard, Westminster, Greater London

Clough, Arthur Hugh (1819-1861) Cimitero Accatolico / English Cemetery Cemetery— Florence, Italy

Collins, Wilkie (1824-1889)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Congreve, William (1670-1729)— Westminster Abbey, London

Constable, John * (1776 – 1837)— St John-at-Hampstead, Greater London

Cooper, James Fenimore (1749-1851)— Christ Churchyard, Cooperstown, New York

# Cottle, Joseph * (1770-1853)— died in Bristol??

Cotton, Charles (1630-1687)— St James, Picadilly, Greater London

Cowper, William (1731-1800)— St Nicholas Church (plaque in Church), East Dereham, Norfolk, England

Crabbe, George (1754-1832)— St James’s, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)— Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey

# Cruikshank, George (1791-1878)— Kensal Green Cemetery, London (original); St Paul’s Cathedral, London (later)

 

D

Darwin, Charles * (1809-1882)— Westminster Abbey, London

Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)— All Saints, Breadsall, Derbyshire, England

Davy, Humphry (1778-1829)— Cimetiere des Rois, Geneva, Switzerland

Defoe, Daniel (1661-1731)— Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London

Degas, Edgar * (1834-1917)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Delacroix, Eugene *  (1798-1863)— Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, Paris, France

De Vigny, Alfred, (1797-1863)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)— West Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)— The Pantheon, Paris, France

Disreli, Benjamin (1804-1881)— St Michael and All Angels, Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, England

Dobson, Henry Austin (1840-1921)— Hanwell Cemetery / Westminster Cemetery, Ealing, Greater London, England

Donne, John (1572-1631)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)— Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930)— All Saints, Minstead, Hampshire, England

Dryden, John (1631-1700)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Dumas, Alexandre (father) (1802-1870)— Cimetiere de Villers-Cotterets, Aisne, France (c.1872-2002); The Pantheon (location as of 2002), Paris, France

Dumas, Alexandre (son) (1824-1895)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

 

E

Edgeworth, Maria (1768-1849)— St Johns, Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland

**Equiano, Olaudah (1745?-1797)— unknown

 

F

Fern, Fanny (Sarah Willis) (1811-1872)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Fielding, Henry (1707-1754)— British Cemetery, Lisbon, Portugal

Fields, Annie Adams (1834-1915)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Fields, James Thomas (1817-1881)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

FitzGerald, Edward (1809-1883)— St Michael, Boulge, Suffolk, England

Forster, John (1812-1876)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Fourier, Charles Francois Marie * (1772-1837)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Fragonard, Jean Honore *  (1732-1806)— Cimetiere de Montmartre (original burial site), Paris, France

Fuller, Sarah Margaret (Ossoli) (1810-1850)— Mount Auburn Cemetery (memorial gravestone),  Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Fuseli, Henry *  (1741-1825)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

G

Gaboriau, Emile (1832-1873)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Garrick, David * (1717-1779)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Gaskell, Elizabeth (1810-1865)— Brook Street Chapel, Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Gay, John (1685-1732)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Gautier, Theophile (1811-1872)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Godwin, William (1756-1836)— St Peter, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832)— Historic Cemetery, Weimar Stadkreis, Thuringen, Germany

Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774)— Temple Church, London

Gower, John (? – 1408)— Southwark Cathedral, Southwark, Greater London

Grahame, Kenneth (1859-1932)— St Cross, Holywell, Oxfordshire

Gray, Thomas (1716-1771)— St Giles, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England

 

H

**Handel, George Frederic * (1685-1759)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928)— St Michael’s, Stinsford, Dorset, England (heart only); ashes in Westminster Abbey, London

Hays, Mary (1759-1843)— Abney Park Cemetery, London

Haywood, Eliza (1693?-1756)— St Margaret, Westminster, Greater London (unmarked grave in churchyard)

Hazlitt, William (1778-1830)— St Anne, Soho, Greater London (restored 2003)

Herbert, George (1593-1633)— St Andrew, Bemerton, Wiltshire, England

Herrick, Robert (1591-1674)— St George Martyr Church, Dean Prior, Devon, England (unmarked grave, but commemorative window)

Heine, (Christian Johann) Heinrich (1797-1856)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Hobhouse, John Cam (Baron Broughton) (1786-1869)—Kensal Green Cemetery, London

Hogarth, William * (1697-1764)— St. Nicholas / Old Chiswick Cemetery, Chiswick, London

Hogg, James (1770-1835)— Ettrick Parish Church, Ettrick, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Homer, Winslow * (1836-1910)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Hood, Thomas (1798-1843)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889)— Glasnevin Cemetery / Prospect Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

Housman, A. E. (1859-1936)— St Laurence, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Howells, William Dean (1837-1920)— Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)— The Pantheon, Paris, France

Hunt, (James Henry) Leigh (1784-1859)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Hunter, John * (1728-1793)— St Martin in the Fields, London (original burial place, 1793-1859, commemorative plaque at current); Westminster Abbey, London (later)

Hunter, William * (1718-1783)— St James, Picadilly, Greater London

 

I

Inchbald, Elizabeth (nee Simpson) (1753-1821)— St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Greater London

Irving, Washington (1783-1859)— Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York

 

J

Jacobs, Harriet Ann (1813-1897)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

James, Henry (1843-1916)— Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

James, William * (1842-1910)— Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jewett, Sarah Orne (1849-1909)— Portland Street Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine

Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Jonson, Ben (1572-1637)— Westminster Abbey, London

 

K

Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)— Koningsberg Cathedral, Kaliningrad, Russia (formerly Koningsberg, Germany)

Keble, John (1792-1866)— All Saints, Hursley, Hampshire, England

Kingsley, Charles (1818-1875)— St Mary, Eversley, Hampshire, England

Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

 

L

Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)— All Saints, Edmonton, Greater London

Lamb, Mary (1764-1847)— All Saints, Edmonton, Greater London

Landor, Walter Savage (1775-1864)— Cimitero Accatolico /English Cemetery, Florence, Italy

Lear, Edward (1812-1888)— Cemetery Foce / Cimitero Monumentale della Foce, San Remo, Italy

Leech, John * (1817-1864)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

**Lewis, Matthew (1775-1818)— died at sea; ??buried at sea??

Liszt, Franz * (1811-1886)— Alter Friedhof, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Lowell, Maria White * (1821-1853)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Lyell, Charles * (1797-1875)— Westminster Abbey, London

 

M

Macpherson, James (1736-1796)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner)— London

Manley, Delarivier (16??-1724)— St Benet Paul’s Wharf, London

Malthus, Thomas Robert * (1766-1834)— Bath Abbey (plaque), Bath, Somerset, England

Manzoni, Alessandro (1785-1873)— Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Italy

Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593)— St Nicholas (unmarked grave; memorial plaque), Deptford, London

May, Thomas (1595-1650)— St Margaret Church, Westminster, Greater London (memorial tablet for remains moved to St Margaret from Westminster Abbey after the restoration of Charles II to the throne)

Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678)— St Giles-in-the-Fields, London

Melville, Herman (1819-1891)— Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Mendelssohn. Felix * (1809-1847)— Dreifaltgkeitsfriedhof I, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Meredith, George (1828-1909)— Dorking Cemetery, Dorking, Surrey, England

Mill, John Stuart and Harriet * (1806-1873)— Cimetiere de St. Veran, Saint-Veran, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France

Milton, John (1608-1674)— St Giles Cripplegate, London

Mitford, Mary Russell (1787-1855)— Swallowfield, Berkshire

Moore, Thomas (1779-1852)— St Nicholas, Bromham, Wiltshire, England

More, Hannah (1745-1833)— All Saints Churchyard, Wrington, Somerset, England

Morris, William (1834-1896)— St George’s, Kelmscott, Oxfordshire, England

Murray, John (1778-1843)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

 

N

Nelson, Horatio * (1758-1805)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

O

Offenbach, Jacques * (1819-1880)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, France

Opie, John * (1761-1807)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Osgood, Frances Sargent (nee Locke) (1811-1850)— Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge/Watertown, Massachusetts

Ottway, Thomas (1652-1685)— St Clement Danes Churchyard, London

 

P

Pater, Walter (1839-1894)— St Cross, Holywell, Oxfordshire

Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)— St Mary’s Churchyard, Twickenham, Greater London

Priestley, Joseph * (1733-1804)— Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Prior, Matthew (1664-1721)— Westminster Abbey, London

Pushkin, Alexander (1799-1837)— Svaytogorsk Monestary, Pskovskaya Oblast, Russia

 

R

Radcliffe, Ann (1764-1823)— St George Hanover Square Church, Mayfair, London

Raleigh, Sir Walter (1554-1618)— St Margaret Church, Westminster, Greater London

Reynolds, Joshua * (1723-1792)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Richter, Jean Paul (Johann Paul Friederich Richter) (1763-1825)— Alter Friedhof, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

Richardson, Samuel (1689-1761)— St Bride Churchyard, Fleet Street, London

Rimbaud, Arthur (1854-1891)— Charleville-Mezieres Cimetiere, Ardennes, France

Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869)— St James, West Malvern, Worcestershire, England

Rossetti, Christina (1830-1894)— Highgate Cemetery, London

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882)— All Saints Churchyard, Birchington, Kent

Rousseau, Jean Jacques (1712-1778)— The Pantheon, Paris, France

Ruskin, John (1819-1900)— St Andrew, Coniston, Cumbria

 

S

Sand, George (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin / Baroness Dudevant) (1804-1876)— Cimetiere de Nohant, Nohant-Vic, Centre, France

Schelling, Friedrich * (1775-1854)— Bad Ragaz Cemetery, Bad Ragaz, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Schiller, (Johann Christoph) Friedrich von (1759-1805)— Historic Cemetery, Weimar Stadkreis, Thuringen, Germany

Schubert, Franz * (1797-1828)— Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

Schumann, Robert  * (1810-1856)— Alte Friedhof, Bonn, Germany

Scott, Walter (1771-1832)— Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Shadwell, Thomas (1642?-1692)— Westminster Abbey, London (memorial); All Saints, Chelsea, Greater London

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)— Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950)— Ashes mixed with wife’s (who died 1945) scattered in the garden of Shaw’s Corner (longtime home; now National Trust Property), Ayot Saint Lawrence, Hertfordshire

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1851)— St Peter, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Shelley, Percy (1792-1822)— St Peter (heart buried with Mary Shelley?)— Bournemouth, Dorset, England

# Sidney, Philip (1554-1586)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Skelton, John (1460?-1529)— St Margaret Church, Westminster, Greater London

Smith, Charlotte (1749-1806)— St John, Stoke-next-Guildford, Surrey, England

Smith, Sydney (1771-1845)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Smollett, Tobias (1721-1771) (Old) English Cemetery, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Spenser, Edmund (1552-1599)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Steele, Richard (1672-1729)— St Peter’s, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Sterne, Laurence (1713-1768)— St Michael, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, England

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)— Mount Vaea (near Apia), Upolu Island, Samoa

Stoker, Bram (1847-1912)— Golders Green crematorium, Golders Green, Greater London

Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)— Phillips Academy Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts

Strauss, Johann * (1825-1899)— Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria

Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)— St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909)— St Boniface, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, England

 

T

Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892)— Westminster Abbey (Poet’s Corner), London

Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Thelwall, John (1764-1834)— St Swithin’s, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, England

Thomson, James  (1700-1748)— St Mary Magdalene Church, Richmond, Greater London

Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, Greater London

Trollope, Frances Milton (1779-1863) Cimitero Accatolico / English Cemetery Cemetery, Florence, Italy

Turner, J. M. W. * (1775-1851)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens) (1835-1910)— Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York

 

V

Verdi, Giuseppe * (1813-1901)— Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Italy

Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) (1694-1778)— Abbey of Scellieres, Romily-sur-Siene, France (original) ;The Pantheon, Paris (1791- ); brain and heart not buried, and latter is at Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and former seems to be lost

 

W

Wagner, Richard * (1813-1883)— House Wahnfried, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

Wallace, Alfred Russel * (1823-1913)— Broadstone Cemetery, Broadstone, Dorset, England

Walpole, Horace (1717-1797)— St Martin, Houghton, Norfolk, England

Waterhouse, John William * (1849-1917)— Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London

Watts, Isaac (1674-1748)— Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London

**Wells, H. G. (1866-1946)— Cremated at Golders Green; ashes scattered

Whitman, Walt (1819-1892)— Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)— St Peter, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Wren, Christopher * (1632-1723)— St Paul’s Cathedral, London

 

Y

Yearsley, Ann (1753-1806)— St Andrews, Clifton, Bristol, England (tomb may not be locatable or may have been destroyed in wartime bombing)

Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939)— Drumcliff Churchyard / St Columba’s, Drumcliff, Sligo, Ireland

 

Z

Zola, Emile (1840-1902)— Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris (original location); The Pantheon, Paris (later location)