Dennis Rader

1945 - Today

Dennis Rader

Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK (an abbreviation he gave himself, for "bind, torture, kill") or the BTK Strangler. Between 1974 and 1991, Rader killed ten people in Wichita and Park City, Kansas, and sent taunting letters to police and newspapers describing the details of his crimes. After a decade-long hiatus, Rader resumed sending letters in 2004, leading to his 2005 arrest and subsequent guilty plea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dennis Rader has received more than 13,793,646 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 117th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Dennis Rader ranks 117 out of 182Before him are John Bodkin Adams, Aldrich Ames, Leopold and Loeb, Richard Ramirez, Harold Shipman, and Robert Hansen. After him are Bugs Moran, Luis Posada Carriles, Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Mohamed Atta, and Louis Farrakhan.

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Among people born in 1945, Dennis Rader ranks 183Before him are Ken Livingstone, Jaclyn Smith, José Manuel Fuente, Radu Lupu, George Dzundza, and Assi Dayan. After him are Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Eric Woolfson, Steve Gadd, Barry Bostwick, Anton Zeilinger, and Aurore Clément.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Rader ranks 3,289 out of 12,171Before him are Arnold Rothstein (null), Louis Leon Thurstone (1887), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Anna Faris (1976), Dana Delany (1956), and Rita Wilson (1956). After him are Felicity Huffman (1962), Elmer Drew Merrill (1876), Theodore Gill (1837), Jay-Z (1969), Elizabeth Olsen (1989), and Carol Gilligan (1936).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Dennis Rader ranks 41Before him are Joseph Valachi (1904), David Berkowitz (1953), Aldrich Ames (1941), Leopold and Loeb (1905), Richard Ramirez (1960), and Robert Hansen (1939). After him are Bugs Moran (1893), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Nancy Spungen (1958), Charles Starkweather (null), Richard Chase (1950), and Stanley Williams (1953).