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 11,282,627 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Billy the Kid is the 3rd most popular mafioso, the 137th most popular biography from United States (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 52Before him are Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. After him are Lucky Luciano, John Dillinger, Jesse James, Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1859, Billy the Kid ranks 12Before him are John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, and Alfred Dreyfus. After him are Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexandre Millerand, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Verner von Heidenstam. Among people deceased in 1881, Billy the Kid ranks 4Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander II of Russia, and Modest Mussorgsky. After him are Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis H. Morgan, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, and Jenny von Westphalen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy the Kid ranks 137 out of 18,182Before him are William Faulkner (1897), Kirk Douglas (1916), Bobby Fischer (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), John Adams (1735), and Francis Ford Coppola (1939). After him are Amelia Earhart (1897), Vin Diesel (1967), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Jon Voight (1938), Steven Seagal (1952), and Frank Herbert (1920).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Billy the Kid ranks 2Before him are Al Capone (1899). After him are John Dillinger (1903), Jesse James (1847), Jack Ruby (1911), Frank Abagnale (1948), Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Gotti (1940), and Richard Kuklinski (1935).