The following list of people buried or commemorated in Westminster Abbey provides links to information about them and their monuments. There is also information on organisations commemorated. The list is NOT COMPLETE at present, but further entries are always being added. Contact the Abbey Library if you have a query about a burial or monument not covered by this list at library@westminster-abbey.org.

Photography is NOT permitted within the Abbey Church, only in the cloisters. Photos, sizes 6x4 or 8x6 inches (to UK or airmail), can be purchased from the Abbey Library (NOT the shop). Email the Library for prices and other information.

Pages include a transcript of any inscription and an English translation if the original is in Latin. Spelling in English has often changed over the centuries and this is reflected in the inscriptions.

401 - 420 of 1,464 search results
  1. Paul Dirac

    • Born: 8 August 1902
    • Died: 20 October 1984
    • Memorial: 13 November 1995
    • Profession: Scientist; Mathematician
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    Probably the greatest English physicist since Sir Isaac Newton, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, has a memorial stone in the nave of Westminster Abbey. Cut by Lida Cardozo of the Kindersley workshop. Dirac is buried in the USA.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli

    • Died: 19 April 1881
    • Profession: Writer; Politician; Statesman; Historian
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Statue

    In the north transept of Westminster Abbey is an over-life size marble statue of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, Victorian Prime Minister. By sculptor Sir J.E.Boehm.

  3. Sir Harry D'janogly

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    A small window for generous donor Sir Harry D'janogly can be seen in the Lady Chapel. Designed by Alfred Fisher.

  4. William Dobson

    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; West Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    On the wall of the west cloister of Westminster Abbey, near his grave (which is still readable), is a white marble tablet in memory of William Dobson.

  5. James Dodd

    • Died: 29 August 1818
    • Burial: 5 September 1818
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    In the area of the cloisters called the Dark Cloister at Westminster Abbey is a wall tablet to James William Dodd. He was buried in the east cloister on 5 September 1818.

  6. Bartholomew Dodington

    • Died: 22 August 1595
    • Location in the Abbey: North Transept
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Bartholomew Dodington, Greek scholar, was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey.

  7. Sir William Dodson

    • Died: 9 October 1695
    • Burial: 16 October 1695
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Sir William Dodson was buried in the south aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey on 16 October 1695.

  8. John Dolben

    • Profession: Priest; Soldier; Dean of Westminster

    Dr John Dolben was Dean of Westminster from 1662-83 but is buried at York Minster. His portrait hangs in the Deanery at the Abbey.

  9. Alan Campbell Don

    • Born: 3 January 1885
    • Died: 3 May 1966
    • Profession: Priest; Dean of Westminster
    • Location in the Abbey: Nave; Islip Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window; Stone

    Alan Campbell Don was Dean of Westminster from 1946-59 and his ashes are buried in the nave of Westminster Abbey. He gave two stained glass windows, designed by Hugh Easton, in the Islip chapel and Cheyneygates.

  10. Frederick Lewis Donaldson

    • Born: 10 September 1860
    • Died: 7 October 1953
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: Islip Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Vault

    The ashes of Christian socialist and clergyman Frederic(k) Lewis Donaldson (known as Eric in his family) are buried in the vault of the Islip chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  11. Letitia, Countess of Donegal

    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Letitia, Countess of Donegal, and her mother, are buried in the Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

  12. Isaac Dorislaus

    • Burial: 14 June 1649
    • Profession: Diplomat
    • Location in the Abbey: St Margaret's Church
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    Isaac Dorislaus, diplomat, was buried in the north aisle of Henry VII's chapel at Westminster Abbey. But his remains were disinterred, together with other followers of Cromwell and buried in a pit in St Margaret's churchyard.

  13. John & Catherine Doughty

    • Died: 25 December 1672
    • Profession: Priest
    • Location in the Abbey: North Ambulatory
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Clergyman and author John Doughty is buried in the north ambulatory of Westminster Abbey. His wife Catherine, later Lady Heath is also buried as is her third husband Henry Croone.

  14. William Sholto Douglas

    • Born: 23 December 1893
    • Died: 29 October 1969
    • Profession: Airman
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel

    William Sholto Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, Marshal of the Royal Air Force is commemorated in the RAF chapel in Westminster Abbey.

  15. Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

    • Born: 8 October 1515
    • Died: 9 March 1578
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was buried in the south aisle of Henry VII's chapel in Westminster Abbey, in the same grave as her son Charles. Her son Henry, Lord Darnley kneels, with her other children, around the tomb.

  16. Hugh & Muriel Dowding

    • Born: 24 April 1882
    • Died: 15 February 1970
    • Profession: Airman
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Stone

    The ashes of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, are buried in the Royal Air Force chapel, at the east end of Henry VII's chapel at Westminster Abbey.

  17. Sir Eric Drake

    • Profession: Philanthropist
    • Location in the Abbey: Lady Chapel
    • Type of Memorial: Window

    The coat of arms of Sir Eric Drake, trustee of the Westminster Abbey appeal fund, appears in the west window of Henry VII's chapel.

  18. Sir Francis Drake

    • Died: 27 January 1596
    • Memorial: 4 October 1979
    • Profession: Sailor
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; South Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Tablet

    A memorial to Sir Francis Drake, Elizabethan sailor and explorer, was unveiled in the south cloister of Westminster Abbey on 4 October 1979.

  19. Michael Drayton

    • Profession: Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept; Poets' Corner
    • Type of Memorial: Bust

    In Poets' Corner Westminster Abbey is a monument to poet Michael Drayton (or Draiton), by sculptor Edward Marshall.

  20. Adrian Drift

    • Burial: 5 March 1737
    • Location in the Abbey: South Transept

    Adrian Drift was buried near the grave of poet Matthew Prior in the south transept of Westminster Abbey.

    Location
    • Chapel of St Andrew
    • Chapel of St Benedict
    • Chapel of St Edmund
    • Chapel of St John the Baptist
    • Chapel of St John the Evangelist
    • Chapel of St Michael
    • Chapel of St Nicholas
    • Chapel of St Paul
    • Chapter House
    • Cloisters
    • College Garden
    • East Cloister
    • High Altar
    • Islip Chapel
    • Lady Chapel
    • Little Cloister
    • Nave
    • North Ambulatory
    • North Cloister
    • North Green
    • North Quire Aisle
    • North Transept
    • Poets' Corner
    • Quire
    • Sacrarium
    • Shrine
    • South Ambulatory
    • South Cloister
    • South Quire Aisle
    • South Transept
    • St Catherine's Chapel Garden
    • St Faith's Chapel
    • St George's Chapel
    • St Margaret's Church
    • Triforium
    • West Cloister
    • West Entrance
    Profession
    • Abbot of Westminster
    • Abolitionist
    • Actor
    • Airman
    • Architect
    • Artist
    • Astronomer
    • Broadcaster
    • Composer
    • Dancer
    • Dean of Westminster
    • Diplomat
    • Doctor
    • Engineer
    • Explorer
    • Historian
    • Lawyer
    • Mathematician
    • Musician
    • Novelist
    • Philanthropist
    • Physician
    • Playwright
    • Poet
    • politican
    • Politician
    • Priest
    • Sailor
    • Scientist
    • Soldier
    • Statesman
    • Writer
    Gender
    • Female
    • Male
    Period
    • Modern
    • Second World War
    • Interwar
    • First World War
    • Edwardian
    • Victorian
    • Regency
    • Georgian
    • Restoration
    • Commonwealth
    • Civil War
    • Stuart
    • Elizabethan
    • Tudor
    • Plantagenet
    • Norman
    • Anglo Saxon
    • Middle Ages
    • Medieval
    Century
    • 21st
    • 20th
    • 19th
    • 18th
    • 17th
    • 16th
    • 15th
    • 14th
    • 13th
    • 12th
    • 11th
    Memorial Type
    • Bust
    • Grave
    • Plaque
    • Sarcophagus
    • Stall Plate
    • Statue
    • Stone
    • Tablet
    • Tomb
    • Urn
    • Vault
    • Window
    Alphabetically
    • A-D
    • E-H
    • I-L
    • M-P
    • Q-T
    • U-Z
    Material
    • Alabaster
    • Brass
    • Bronze
    • Glass
    • Limestone
    • Marble
    • Steel
    • Stone
    Country
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • China
    • Czech republic
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Usa
    • Wales

Pagination

© 2018 The Dean and Chapter of Westminster

Website design - Design by Structure