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Butch Cassidy

1866 - 1908

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Robert LeRoy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 7, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train and bank robber and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the Old West. Parker engaged in criminal activity for more than a decade at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century, but the pressures of being pursued by law enforcement, notably the Pinkerton detective agency, forced him to flee the United States. He fled with his accomplice Harry Longabaugh, known as the "Sundance Kid", and Longabaugh's girlfriend Etta Place. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Butch Cassidy has received more than 4,863,946 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Butch Cassidy is the 52nd most popular extremist (down from 40th in 2019), the 1,066th most popular biography from United States (down from 863rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Extremist.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are most famous for robbing trains in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Among extremists, Butch Cassidy ranks 52 out of 209Before him are Jeffrey Dahmer, Sawney Bean, Fritz Haarmann, Pavlik Morozov, Madame de Brinvilliers, and Abu Nidal. After him are Patrizia Reggiani, Edmund Kemper, George Stinney, Gudrun Ensslin, Jordan Belfort, and Friedrich Jeckeln.

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Among people born in 1866, Butch Cassidy ranks 25Before him are Ramsay MacDonald, Emilio De Bono, Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Antoine Meillet, and Lev Shestov. After him are Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Léon Bakst, Nathan Söderblom, Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia, and Princess Milica of Montenegro. Among people deceased in 1908, Butch Cassidy ranks 15Before him are Carlos I of Portugal, Demetrius Vikelas, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Pat Garrett, Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, and Joseph Maria Olbrich. After him are Machado de Assis, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Wilhelm Busch, Victorien Sardou, Radoje Domanović, and Antoine Béchamp.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Butch Cassidy ranks 1,066 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Joseph Murray (1919), Paul Flory (1910), Dean Stockwell (1936), and Courteney Cox (1964). After him are Vincent Price (1911), Jane Russell (1921), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Joanne Woodward (1930), Daniel Bell (1919), and Guy Williams (1924).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Butch Cassidy ranks 16Before him are Jim Jones (1931), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), H. H. Holmes (1861), William Kemmler (1860), George Jung (1942), and Jeffrey Dahmer (1960). After him are Edmund Kemper (1948), George Stinney (1929), Jordan Belfort (1962), Frank Sheeran (1920), Barry Seal (1939), and Timothy McVeigh (1968).