Billy the Kid

1859 - 1881

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Billy the Kid (born Henry McCarty; September 17 or November 23, 1859 – July 14, 1881), also known by the pseudonym William H. Bonney, was an outlaw and gunfighter of the American Old West, who killed eight men before he was shot and killed at the age of 21. He also fought in New Mexico's Lincoln County War, during which he allegedly committed three murders. McCarty was orphaned at the age of 15. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy the Kid has received more than 9,698,517 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Billy the Kid is the 3rd most popular mafioso, the 182nd most popular biography from United States (up from 211th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Mafioso.

Billy the Kid is most famous for being a notorious outlaw and gunfighter in the Wild West. He was also a cattle rustler, horse thief, and murderer.

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Among mafiosos, Billy the Kid ranks 3 out of 54Before him are Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. After him are Salvatore Riina, Lucky Luciano, Jesse James, Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1859, Billy the Kid ranks 12Before him are John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, and Svante Arrhenius. After him are Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Alexandre Millerand, and Verner von Heidenstam. Among people deceased in 1881, Billy the Kid ranks 4Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Modest Mussorgsky, and Alexander II of Russia. After him are Benjamin Disraeli, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, and Henri Vieuxtemps.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy the Kid ranks 182 out of 15,968Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Gene Cernan (1934), Patti Smith (1946), Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), and Robert F. Kennedy (1925). After him are Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Edward Thorndike (1874).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Billy the Kid ranks 2Before him are Al Capone (1899). After him are Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), Bernie Madoff (1938), Frank Abagnale (1948), John Dillinger (1903), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), John Gotti (1940), and Mark David Chapman (1955).