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With 283 biographies, Extremists are the 47th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Gymnasts, Fencers, and Models.


Pantheon has 284 people classified as extremists born between 450 BC and 1994. Of these 284, 66 (23.24%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living extremists include Zodiac Killer, Abdullah Öcalan, and Carlos the Jackal. The most famous deceased extremists include Jack the Ripper, Lee Harvey Oswald, and John Wilkes Booth. As of April 2024, 50 new extremists have been added to Pantheon including Mohammed Deif, Fritz Honka, and Nedeljko Čabrinović.

Living Extremists

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Deceased Extremists

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Newly Added Extremists (2024)

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Most extremists were born in United States (91), United Kingdom (22), and Germany (21). By city, the most common birth places were Chicago (5), Riyadh (3), and Munich (3).The most common death places of extremists were United States (82), France (16), and Germany (16). By city, these were New York City (8), Stuttgart (4), and Paris (4).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as extremists in Pantheon are Marcus Fulvius Flaccus, Herostratus, and Cleon.  The concentration of extremists was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier extremists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Extremists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Extremists since 1700.