Famous People Buried at Westminster Abbey

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A list of the great people who have found their last resting-place in the abbey would fill a volume, but amongst the most celebrated throughout history are these:

Lord Burleigh, Sir Francis Vere, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; Admiral Blake; Monk, Duke of Albemarle; Montague, Earl of Sandwich; Butler, Duke of Ormond; William, first Earl of Marlborough; General Killigrew, Sir Cloudesley Shovel, Admiral Churchill; John Campbell, Duke of Argyle and Greenwich; Sir James Outram, Lord Clyde, Lord Chatham, William Pitt, Charles Fox, George Canning, Warren Hastings, Zachary Macaulay, Wilberforce, and Livingstone, all public men; Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Dryden, Milton, Butler, Addison, Congreve, Pope, Thomson, and Campbell, all poets; Casaubon, Camden, Izaak Walton, Watts, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Sheridan, Lord Macaulay, and Dickens, all scholars and men of letters; Purcell, Blow, Arnold, Burney, Cooke, and Handel, all musicians; Kneller, Chambers, Wyatt, Banks, Barry, Virtue, and Wollett, all artists; and lastly, Sir Isaac Newton, John Conduitt, Martin Ffolkes, Hugh Chamberlain, Matthew Baillie, Sir Robert Moray, Sir Samuel Morland, James Watt, Rennell, and Robert Stephenson, all men of science.

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