Billy Milligan

1955 - 2014

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William Stanley Milligan (February 14, 1955 – December 12, 2014) was an American citizen who was the subject of a highly publicized court case in Ohio in the late 1970s. After having committed several felonies including armed robbery, he was arrested for three rapes on the campus of Ohio State University. In the course of preparing his defense, psychologists diagnosed Milligan with multiple personality disorder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Milligan has received more than 2,661,914 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Billy Milligan is the 169th most popular social activist (down from 165th in 2019), the 1,710th most popular biography from United States and the 20th most popular American Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Billy Milligan ranks 169 out of 544Before him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Aliya Moldagulova, Abimael Guzmán, Moses Montefiore, Kang Pan-sok, and Otoya Yamaguchi. After him are Tiradentes, Ilya Ulyanov, Yelena Bonner, Vinoba Bhave, Mary Dyer, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

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Among people born in 1955, Billy Milligan ranks 49Before him are Billy Idol, Ante Gotovina, Héctor Cúper, Jeff Koons, Michael Rooker, and Martin Schulz. After him are Pietro Parolin, Jorge Valdano, Olga Korbut, Zucchero Fornaciari, Toninho Cerezo, and Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Among people deceased in 2014, Billy Milligan ranks 79Before him are Alicia Rhett, Vujadin Boškov, Vladimir Beara, Joan Rivers, Gabriel Axel, and Jean-Luc Dehaene. After him are Serge Moscovici, B. K. S. Iyengar, Run Run Shaw, Alice Herz-Sommer, Leo Tindemans, and Gottfried John.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Milligan ranks 1,710 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Trujillo (1964), Joshua Lederberg (1925), James Gandolfini (1961), Danny Kaye (1911), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), and Beck (1970). After him are Chris Kyle (1974), Edward Albee (1928), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Ma Barker (1873), Helen Hayes (1900), and Murray Bookchin (1921).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Billy Milligan ranks 20Before him are Frederick Douglass (1818), Betty Ford (1918), Edward Snowden (1983), Fred Phelps (1929), Mickey Cohen (1913), and Jody Williams (1950). After him are W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Sojourner Truth (1797), Margaret Sanger (1879), Gloria Steinem (1934), Coretta Scott King (1927), and David Lane (1938).