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With 209 biographies, Extremists are the 45th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Economists, Handball Players, and Models.

Pantheon has 237 people classified as extremists born between 450 BC and 2005. Of these 237, 53 (22.36%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living extremists include Ted Kaczynski, Abdullah Öcalan, and Zodiac Killer. The most famous deceased extremists include Jack the Ripper, John Wilkes Booth, and Charles Manson. As of April 2022, 27 new extremists have been added to Pantheon including Patrizia Reggiani, Charles Sobhraj, and Matija Gubec.

Living Extremists

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Newly Added Extremists (2022)

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Most extremists were born in United States (83), United Kingdom (20), and Germany (15). By city, the most common birth places were Chicago (5), Riyadh (3), and New Orleans (3).The most common death places of extremists were United States (76), Germany (16), and United Kingdom (13). By city, these were New York City (6), Stuttgart (4), and Moscow (4).

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.

Extremists are found within the Public Figure domain which also includes Companions, Social Activists, Models, Pornographic Actors, and Celebrities.