Armin Meiwes

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Armin Meiwes (German: [ˈmaɪvəs]; born 1 December 1961) is a German former computer repair technician who achieved international attention for killing and eating a voluntary victim in 2001, whom he had found via the Internet. After Meiwes and the victim jointly attempted to eat the victim's severed penis, Meiwes killed his victim and proceeded to eat a large amount of his flesh. He was arrested in December 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Armin Meiwes has received more than 4,104,801 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Armin Meiwes is the 88th most popular extremist (down from 74th in 2019), the 1,608th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,413th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Extremist.

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Among extremists, Armin Meiwes ranks 88 out of 205Before him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Shamil Basayev, Luciano Leggio, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jacques Mesrine, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. After him are Delphine LaLaurie, Robert Hansen, Kang Kek Iew, Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, and Pedro López.

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Among people born in 1961, Armin Meiwes ranks 44Before him are Ben Johnson, Erwin Koeman, Daniele Massaro, Andy Lau, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Boy George. After him are Mylène Farmer, Julia Gillard, Ricky Gervais, Arnaldur Indriðason, Jared Harris, and Yanis Varoufakis.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Armin Meiwes ranks 1,608 out of 5,289Before him are Adolph Diesterweg (1790), Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891), Oskar Fischinger (1900), Gotthelf Fischer von Waldheim (1771), Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807), and Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin (1673). After him are Ernst Neufert (1900), Heinrich Marschner (1795), Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1784), Heinrich Füger (1751), Jürgen Grabowski (1944), and Ferdinand Hiller (1811).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Armin Meiwes ranks 12Before him are Frederick Trump (1869), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Willi Herold (1925), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), and Johann Rattenhuber (1897). After him are Brigitte Mohnhaupt (1949), Ernst Zündel (1939), and Irmgard Möller (1947).