Carlos the Jackal

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Carlos the Jackal

Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (Spanish: [ilitʃ raˈmiɾes ˈsantʃes]; born 12 October 1949), also known as Carlos the Jackal (Spanish: Carlos el Chacal), is a native Venezuelan convicted of terrorist crimes, and currently serving a life sentence in France for the 1975 murder of an informant for the French government and two French counter-intelligence agents. While in prison he was further convicted of attacks in France that killed 11 and injured 150 people and sentenced to an additional life term in 2011, and then to a third life term in 2017.A committed Marxist–Leninist, Ramírez Sánchez was one of the most notorious political terrorists of his era. When he joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in 1970, recruiting officer Bassam Abu Sharif gave him the code name "Carlos" because of his South American roots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos the Jackal has received more than 2,062,283 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Carlos the Jackal ranks 20 out of 182Before him are Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, Abdullah Öcalan, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Albert Fish, and Ted Kaczynski. After him are Zodiac Killer, Cleon, Jim Jones, John Wayne Gacy, Amon Göth, and Charles Ponzi.

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Among people born in 1949, Carlos the Jackal ranks 22Before him are Lech Kaczyński, Bruce Springsteen, Abdullah Öcalan, Maurice Gibb, Ken Follett, and Jeff Bridges. After him are Patrick Süskind, Jessica Lange, Bernard Arnault, Slavoj Žižek, Bobby Farrell, and Caitlyn Jenner.

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In Venezuela

Among people born in Venezuela, Carlos the Jackal ranks 4 out of 94Before him are Simón Bolívar (1783), Hugo Chávez (1954), and Nicolás Maduro (1962). After him are Antonio José de Sucre (1795), Francisco de Miranda (1750), Baruj Benacerraf (1920), Rafael Caldera (1916), Carlos Andrés Pérez (1922), Carolina Herrera (null), José Antonio Páez (1790), and Rómulo Betancourt (1908).

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Among extremists born in Venezuela, Carlos the Jackal ranks 1

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