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Charles Manson

1934 - 2017

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Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and musician who led the Manson Family, a cult based in California, in the late 1960s. Some of the members committed a series of 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 50,398,548 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Charles Manson is the 3rd most popular extremist (down from 2nd in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from United States (down from 40th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Among extremists, Charles Manson ranks 3 out of 209Before him are Jack the Ripper and John Wilkes Booth. After him are Elizabeth Báthory, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Kaczynski.

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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 Maggie Smith, Leonard Cohen, Albert II of Belgium, Giorgio Armani, Judi Dench, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, and Leonid Kravchuk. Among people deceased in 2017, Charles Manson ranks 1After him are Helmut Kohl, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Zygmunt Bauman, Michael I of Romania, Gene Cernan, David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jeanne Moreau, Salvatore Riina, and Raymond Kopa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 54 out of 18,182Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), and Jack London (1876). After him are John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Louis Armstrong (1901), Maria Callas (1923), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), James Stewart (1908), and George H. W. Bush (1924).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 2Before him are John Wilkes Booth (1838). After him are Ted Bundy (1946), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Jim Jones (1931), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), and H. H. Holmes (1861).