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Aileen Wuornos

1956 - 2002

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Aileen Carol Wuornos (; born Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer. In 1989–1990, while engaging in street prostitution along highways in Florida, she shot dead and robbed seven of her male clients. Wuornos claimed that her clients had either raped or attempted to rape her, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aileen Wuornos has received more than 15,534,233 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Aileen Wuornos is the 93rd most popular extremist (down from 68th in 2019), the 1,998th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,378th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Extremist.

Aileen Wuornos is most famous for being a serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990.

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Among extremists, Aileen Wuornos ranks 93 out of 209Before her are Anders Behring Breivik, Pedro López, Harold Shipman, Frank Nitti, Susan Atkins, and Wilhelm Voigt. After her are Matija Gubec, David Berkowitz, Michel Fourniret, Jacques Mesrine, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and Whitey Bulger.

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Among people born in 1956, Aileen Wuornos ranks 56Before her are Ravi Shankar, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Michele Alboreto, Min Aung Hlaing, Michael Biehn, and Dave Murray. After her are Khaled Mashal, Krystian Zimerman, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Joan Allen, Almazbek Atambayev, and Abdalla Hamdok. Among people deceased in 2002, Aileen Wuornos ranks 66Before her are Agatha Barbara, Pierre Werner, Sohn Kee-chung, Hugo Banzer, Abba Eban, and Joaquín Balaguer. After her are Infanta Beatriz of Spain, François Périer, John Entwistle, John Frankenheimer, Geraldine of Albania, and Choi Hong Hi.

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Among people born in United States, Aileen Wuornos ranks 1,998 out of 18,182Before her are Tom Hulce (1953), David Crosby (1941), Phil Ochs (1940), Robert Ryan (1909), George Kelly (1905), and Henry King (1886). After her are Martin Kove (1946), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Harlow Shapley (1885), George Lakoff (1941), John Landis (1950), and Peter Criss (1945).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Aileen Wuornos ranks 30Before her are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Ma Barker (1873), Richard Ramirez (1960), James Earl Ray (1928), Gary Ridgway (1949), and Susan Atkins (1948). After her are David Berkowitz (1953), Whitey Bulger (1929), Charles Whitman (1941), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Andrew Cunanan (1969), and Baby Face Nelson (1908).