Dennis Nilsen

1945 - 2018

Dennis Nilsen

Dennis Andrew Nilsen (23 November 1945 – 12 May 2018) was a Scottish serial killer and necrophile who murdered at least 12 young men and boys between 1978 and 1983 in London, England. Convicted at the Old Bailey of six counts of murder and two of attempted murder, Nilsen was sentenced to life imprisonment on 4 November 1983, with a recommendation that he serve a minimum of 25 years. This recommendation was later changed to a whole life tariff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Nilsen has received more than 2,536,857 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 143rd most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Dennis Nilsen ranks 142 out of 182Before him are Richard Chase, Yigal Amir, Luis Garavito, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Guy Burgess. After him are Matteo Messina Denaro, Viktor Bout, Ibn al-Khattab, Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, and Dick Turpin.

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Among people born in 1945, Dennis Nilsen ranks 258Before him are Carlos Osoro Sierra, Nadezhda Chizhova, Jean Ragnotti, Roger Spottiswoode, Jim Davis, and David Sanborn. After him are Pat Jennings, Geoff Emerick, Sandro de América, Romeo Benetti, Gregory Olsen, and Marino Basso. Among people deceased in 2018, Dennis Nilsen ranks 226Before him are Kader Khan, XXXTentacion, Lindsay Kemp, Jerry Van Dyke, Theo-Ben Gurirab, and Hans Günter Winkler. After him are Lucho Gatica, Sergey Litvinov, Nikolai Karachentsov, Barbara Harris, Geoff Emerick, and Tomasz Stańko.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dennis Nilsen ranks 2,611 out of 5,347Before him are Cædwalla of Wessex (659), Eric Ambler (1909), Euphemia de Ross (1333), Patsy Kensit (1968), Sienna Guillory (1975), and Robert Greene (1558). After him are Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), Edward Wilson (1872), Caroline Goodall (1959), John Rimmer (1878), Olivia Williams (1968), and Robert Stephens (1931).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Dennis Nilsen ranks 10Before him are John Adams (1767), Jonathan Wild (1683), Mary Bell (1957), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Harold Shipman (1946), and John Haigh (null). After him are Dick Turpin (1705), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Fred West (1941), and Tommy Robinson (null).