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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 from July 1924 to 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 11,525,628 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Albert Fish is the 19th most popular extremist (down from 18th in 2019), the 424th most popular biography from United States (down from 378th in 2019) and the 8th 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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Among extremists, Albert Fish ranks 19 out of 209Before him are Andrei Chikatilo, Ramón Mercader, Abdullah Öcalan, Zodiac Killer, Ed Gein, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After him are Ulrike Meinhof, Charles Ponzi, Ayman al-Zawahiri, John Wayne Gacy, Jim Jones, and Carlos the Jackal.

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Among people born in 1870, Albert Fish ranks 10Before him are Franz Lehár, Christian X of Denmark, Adolf Loos, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Jules Bordet, and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. After him are William G. Morgan, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Lavr Kornilov, Karl Renner, and Juho Kusti Paasikivi. Among people deceased in 1936, Albert Fish ranks 13Before him are Luigi Pirandello, Lu Xun, Ferdinand Tönnies, Lev Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, and Eleftherios Venizelos. After him are G. K. Chesterton, Alexander Glazunov, Miguel de Unamuno, Fuad I of Egypt, Grazia Deledda, and Premchand.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 424 out of 18,182Before him are Dwayne Johnson (1972), Harold Ramis (1944), Colin Powell (1937), Alexander Calder (1898), John Tyler (1790), and Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959). After him are William G. Morgan (1870), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Mike Tyson (1966), Frank Abagnale (1948), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Kip Thorne (1940).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 8Before him are Charles Manson (1934), Ted Bundy (1946), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), and Ed Gein (1906). After him are John Wayne Gacy (1942), Jim Jones (1931), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), H. H. Holmes (1861), William Kemmler (1860), and George Jung (1942).