DEAD: Greyfriars Bobby

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Greyfriars Bobby (aged 16)

Skye Terrier (guarded the grave of his owner for 14 years until he died)


Greyfriars Bobby (May 4, 1855 – January 14, 1872) was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known in Scotland, through several books and films. A prominent commemorative statue and nearby graves are a tourist attraction.

DEATH: Bobby is said to have sat by the grave for 14 years. He died in 1872 and was buried just inside the gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard, not far from John Gray’s grave.

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