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People Who Died or are Buried in London

Can you guess the names of these people who either died in London or are buried there?
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Last updated: November 14, 2022
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Died
Age
Hint
Answer
1603
69
She was known as the "Virgin Queen"
Elizabeth I
1558
42
Half-sister of the above who is buried next to her
at Westminster Abbey
Mary I
1965
90
Prime Minister who led the United Kingdom during most of WWII
Winston Churchill
1970
27
Guitarist who recorded "Purple Haze"
Jimi Hendrix
2011
27
This singer didn't go to rehab and it ultimately killed her
Amy Winehouse
1606
35
Gunpowder plotter who is burned in effigy each year
Guy Fawkes
1536
35
The second wife of Henry VIII and the first to lose her head
Anne Boleyn
1727
84
Physicist who formulated the three laws of motion
Isaac Newton
1883
64
German socialist who lived in exile
Karl Marx
1939
83
Psychiatrist who fled Vienna just before the Nazis took over
Sigmund Freud
1658
59
He served as Lord Protector when England had no monarch
Oliver Cromwell
1305
35
Scottish independence leader who was hanged, drawn, and quartered
William Wallace
1535
57
When he was chancellor, six protestants were burned at the stake.
Later, this Catholic supporter would be beheaded himself.
Sir Thomas More
1649
48
The most recent English monarch to meet a violent end
Charles I
1969
47
She was the main star of "The Wizard of Oz"
Judy Garland
1805
47
Admiral memorialized by a giant column at Trafalgar Square
(but buried at St. Paul's Cathedral)
Horatio Nelson
1016
50
King who was given the nickname "the unready"
Æthelred the Unready
2001
49
Author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Douglas Adams
1880
61
One of two notable female authors named George
George Eliot
2005
59
This Belfast-born footballer spent a lot of money on booze, birds,
and fast cars. The rest, he squandered.
George Best
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Level 80
Nov 15, 2022
Easy but excellent
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2022
Can it be, that you don´t become old in London? So many died young!
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Level 79
Nov 15, 2022
Isaac Newton died 1727, not 1627.
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Level ∞
Nov 15, 2022
Fixed
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Level 61
Nov 15, 2022
Good quiz! I enjoyed the Paris one a lot.
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Level 56
Nov 16, 2022
fun
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2022
Presumably nothing to do with the quiz itself, but suddenly my screen was blocked with two huge ads for Best Buy. Guess which store I won't patronize anytime in the next fifty years?
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2022
but you just advertised it. I've never heard of it until now.
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2022
I read “socialist” as “socialite”, still wrote Marx & then had a good chuckle afterwards
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Level 70
Dec 13, 2022
Lmao that's hilarious
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Level 81
Dec 13, 2022
How do English people feel about William Wallace nowadays? I know he's kind of a folk hero internationally but not sure about in England.
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Level 60
Dec 13, 2022
largely indifferent.
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Level 82
Dec 13, 2022
I think they have stronger opinions about Mel Gibson
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Level 55
Dec 13, 2022
I still think first of the one that played for Celtic.
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2023
About the same as English people think about George Washington. Rarely.
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Level 85
May 15, 2023
The most notable difference, of course, being that Wallace lost.
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Level 83
Mar 6, 2024
I hadn't heard of him before Horrible Histories did a song about him.
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Level 78
Dec 13, 2022
That's the best you could come up with for More?
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Level 88
Dec 13, 2022
What's your problem with the clue? It's accurate and was sufficient for me to guess the answer.
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2022
the only one that I had to think about is also the one that died most recently. For some reason I always struggle to remember her name.
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Level 68
Dec 14, 2022
Why didn't Ethelred work?
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Level 73
Apr 3, 2023
Can you accept Dorothy?
+1
Level 65
Sep 26, 2023
Douglas Adams has come up in the world
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Level 48
Jan 25, 2024
Winston Churchill is not buried in London, his grave is in Bladon Churchyard, Oxfordshire just outside the gates of Blenheim Palace
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2024
Correct: however, he did die in London (Churchill died on the morning of Sunday 24 January 1965 in his home at 28 Hyde Park Gate, London).

There is a commemorative stone placed at Westminster Abbey. Here is an excerpt from the Westminster Abbey website:

"Sir Winston Churchill, born 30th November 1874, died 24th January 1965, is not buried in Westminster Abbey but just inside the west entrance, near the grave of the Unknown Warrior, is a green Italian verde antico marble memorial stone. It was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II on 19th September 1965 and a wreath was laid by his widow. The inscription was cut by the sculptor Reynolds Stone. "

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Level 50
Mar 1, 2024
Maradona good, Pelé better, George best.