Charles Manson

1934 - 2017

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Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal, cult leader and musician who led the Manson Family, a cult based in California, in the late 1960s. Some of the members committed a series of at least nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the film actress Sharon Tate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Manson has received more than 54,443,310 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Charles Manson is the 8th most popular extremist (down from 3rd in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from United States (down from 54th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Extremist.

Charles Manson is most famous for being the leader of the Manson Family, a quasi-commune in California in the late 1960s. Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969.

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Over the past year Charles Manson has had the most page views in the with 3,842,997 views, followed by Russian (600,742), and Spanish (555,678). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (120.25%), Min Nan (73.57%), and Hindi (62.59%)


Among extremists, Charles Manson ranks 8 out of 283Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald, Zodiac Killer, John Wilkes Booth, Osama bin Laden, Gavrilo Princip, and Elizabeth Báthory. After him are Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Man in the Iron Mask, Abdullah Öcalan, and Jeffrey Dahmer.

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Among people born in 1934, Charles Manson ranks 4Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren. After him are Leonard Cohen, Albert II of Belgium, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Giorgio Armani, Maggie Smith, Gene Cernan, Carl Sagan, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 2017, Charles Manson ranks 1After him are Helmut Kohl, Michael I of Romania, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Gene Cernan, Zygmunt Bauman, Salvatore Riina, Ali Abdullah Saleh, David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, and Raymond Kopa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 87 out of 20,380Before him are Stephen King (1947), Morgan Freeman (1937), Larry Ellison (1944), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), and Caitlyn Jenner (1949). After him are Grace Hopper (1906), Tina Turner (1939), Louis Armstrong (1901), Samuel Morse (1791), Woodrow Wilson (1856), and Jeff Bezos (1964).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 4Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Zodiac Killer (1940), and John Wilkes Booth (1838). After him are Ted Bundy (1946), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), H. H. Holmes (1861), and Jim Jones (1931).