Albert Fish

1870 - 1936

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Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer, rapist, child molester and cannibal who committed at least three child murders between July 1924 and June 1928. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and the Boogey Man. Fish was a suspect in at least ten murders during his lifetime, although he only confessed to three murders that police were able to trace to a known homicide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Fish has received more than 11,722,971 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Albert Fish is the 23rd most popular extremist (down from 19th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from United States (down from 424th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Extremist.

Albert Fish is most famous for being a serial killer and cannibal. Fish was born in 1870 and was executed in 1936. He killed at least 10 children and mutilated their bodies.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Albert Fish has had the most page views in the with 1,073,278 views, followed by Japanese (123,049), and Russian (122,351). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (483.30%), Romanian (179.59%), and Ukrainian (40.64%)


Among extremists, Albert Fish ranks 23 out of 283Before him are Andrei Chikatilo, Ted Kaczynski, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Ulrike Meinhof, Ed Gein, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After him are Charles Ponzi, Carlos the Jackal, Patrizia Reggiani, George Habash, Frederick Trump, and Amon Göth.

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Among people born in 1870, Albert Fish ranks 9Before him are Alfred Adler, Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, and Adolf Loos. After him are Miguel Primo de Rivera, William G. Morgan, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Karl Renner, and Lavr Kornilov. Among people deceased in 1936, Albert Fish ranks 18Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Grigory Zinoviev, Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, Eleftherios Venizelos, and Miguel de Unamuno. After him are Elsa Einstein, G. K. Chesterton, Premchand, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Louis Blériot, and Buenaventura Durruti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 439 out of 20,380Before him are Susan Sontag (1933), Howard Gardner (1943), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), J. Paul Getty (1892), Richard Widmark (1914), and Jim Mattis (1950). After him are Michael Porter (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Jack Kerouac (1922), Dennis Hopper (1936), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and Herbert A. Simon (1916).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 10Before him are Charles Manson (1934), Ted Bundy (1946), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and Ed Gein (1906). After him are H. H. Holmes (1861), Jim Jones (1931), William Kemmler (1860), Timothy McVeigh (1968), George Jung (1942), and Edmund Kemper (1948).