Charles Manson

1934 - 2017

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Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal 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 45,871,262 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Charles Manson is the 2nd most popular extremist (up from 4th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from United States (up from 59th in 2019) and the 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 2 out of 205Before him are Jack the Ripper. After him are John Wilkes Booth, Elizabeth Báthory, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gilles de Rais, Man in the Iron Mask, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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Among people born in 1934, Charles Manson ranks 2Before him is Yuri Gagarin. After him are Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Leonard Cohen, Maggie Smith, Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Judi Dench, Gene Cernan, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 2017, Charles Manson ranks 1After him are Roger Moore, David Rockefeller, Helmut Kohl, Gene Cernan, Chuck Berry, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, and Jeanne Moreau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 40 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Gates (1955), Cher (1946), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), George Washington (1732), Howard Hughes (1905), and Marlon Brando (1924). After him are Wallis Simpson (1896), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Andy Warhol (1928), Robert De Niro (1943), Henry Ford (1863), and John Wilkes Booth (1838).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Charles Manson ranks 1After him are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Ted Bundy (1946), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Ed Gein (1906), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), Albert Fish (1870), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), Jim Jones (1931), John Wayne Gacy (1942), and H. H. Holmes (1861).