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Highgate, residential area within Camden, Islington, and Haringey boroughs, London, England. The house where Francis Bacon died is in Highgate, and Herbert Spencer, George Eliot, and Karl Marx are buried in Highgate cemetery in Camden. Highgate School, a public school founded in 1565, is there.

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