Dennis Rader

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Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK (an abbreviation he gave himself, for "bind, torture, kill"), the BTK Strangler or the BTK Killer. Between 1974 and 1991, he killed ten people in Wichita and Park City, Kansas, and sent taunting letters to police and media outlets 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 19,648,832 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Dennis Rader is the 65th most popular extremist (up from 77th in 2019), the 1,267th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,643rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Dennis Rader ranks 65 out of 209Before him are Frank Sheeran, Karl Denke, Hermine Braunsteiner, Johnny Torrio, Barry Seal, and Timothy McVeigh. After him are Marc Dutroux, Shamil Basayev, Sada Abe, Charles Sobhraj, Boris Savinkov, and Jean II, Duke of Alençon.

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Among people born in 1945, Dennis Rader ranks 64Before him are Bryan Ferry, Joël Robuchon, Phil Jackson, Dirk Benedict, Bubba Smith, and Pete Townshend. After him are Joseph Kosuth, Laurent Gbagbo, Linda Lee Cadwell, Ken Hensley, Moncef Marzouki, and Bette Midler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dennis Rader ranks 1,267 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Chris Columbus (1958), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Lisa Kudrow (1963), John Forsythe (1918), and Joan Didion (1934). After him are Joseph Erlanger (1874), Irwin Shaw (1913), Anthony Mann (1906), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Joseph Kosuth (1945), and John Brown (1800).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Dennis Rader ranks 23Before him are Edmund Kemper (1948), George Stinney (1929), Jordan Belfort (1962), Frank Sheeran (1920), Barry Seal (1939), and Timothy McVeigh (1968). After him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Ma Barker (1873), Richard Ramirez (1960), James Earl Ray (1928), Gary Ridgway (1949), and Susan Atkins (1948).