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Famous people buried at St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral is England's largest Protestant church. It has been rebuilt five times, once after being destroyed by the Vikings and on four occasions after it was burnt to the ground. The last fire was in 1666 when it was destroyed during the Great Fire of London. Christopher Wren then designed the new St Paul's which is seen today.

The Great Fire of London
St Paul's Cathedral
Christopher Wren

The following list is a selection of some of the famous people buried in the Cathedral.

11th Century 17th Century 19th Century
12-16th Century 18th Century 20th Century

11th century

Ethelred the Unready
Anglo-Saxon King of Wessex
died 1016 ---


17th century

John Donne
died 1631 Portrait
Anthony Van Dyck
died 1641 Portrait


18th century

Nahum Tate
Poet laureate
died 1715 ---
Christopher Wren
died 1723 Portrait
Joshua Reynolds
died 1792 Portrait


19th century

Horatio Nelson
died 1805 Portrait
Joseph Mallord William Turner
died 1851 Portrait
Duke of Wellington
Soldier and Prime Minister
died 1852 Portrait


20th century

Hubert Parry
died 1918 See Note 1 Portrait
Edwin Landseer Lutyens
died 1944   Portrait
Alexander Fleming
died 1955 Portrait

1. Since the beginning of the 20th century only the ashes were interred in the Cathedral.

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