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 a minimum of 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 once boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated his number of victims was about 100. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Fish has received more than 8,401,999 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Albert Fish is the 18th most popular extremist, the 378th most popular biography from United States (down from 367th 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 18 out of 205Before him are Andrei Chikatilo, Ed Gein, Ramón Mercader, Ulrike Meinhof, Ted Kaczynski, and Zodiac Killer. After him are Abdullah Öcalan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Charles Ponzi, Cleon, Machine Gun Kelly, and Jim Jones.

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Among people born in 1870, Albert Fish ranks 9Before him are Alfred Adler, Christian X of Denmark, Franz Lehár, Adolf Loos, William G. Morgan, and Jean Baptiste Perrin. After him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Jules Bordet, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Lavr Kornilov, Ivan Bunin, and Louis II, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1936, Albert Fish ranks 12Before him are Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, and Grigory Zinoviev. After him are G. K. Chesterton, Miguel de Unamuno, Alexander Glazunov, Eleftherios Venizelos, Louis Blériot, and Grazia Deledda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 378 out of 15,968Before him are Gertrude Stein (1874), Sydney Pollack (1934), Art Garfunkel (1941), Steve Ballmer (1956), Jefferson Davis (1808), and Arthur Compton (1892). After him are George Armstrong Custer (1839), Calvin Klein (1942), Dian Fossey (1932), Tim Burton (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Carl David Anderson (1905).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Albert Fish ranks 8Before him are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Ted Bundy (1946), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Ed Gein (1906), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and Zodiac Killer (1940). After him are Machine Gun Kelly (1895), Jim Jones (1931), John Wayne Gacy (1942), H. H. Holmes (1861), Barry Seal (1939), and Butch Cassidy (1866).