Dick Turpin

1705 - 1739

Dick Turpin

Richard Turpin (bapt. 21 September 1705 – 7 April 1739) was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft. Turpin may have followed his father's trade as a butcher early in his life but, by the early 1730s, he had joined a gang of deer thieves and, later, became a poacher, burglar, horse thief and killer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Turpin has received more than 1,137,353 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 149th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Dick Turpins by language


Among extremists, Dick Turpin ranks 148 out of 182Before him are Dennis Nilsen, Matteo Messina Denaro, Viktor Bout, Ibn al-Khattab, Stanley Williams, and Irmgard Möller. After him are John Christie, Gary Gilmore, Peter Sutcliffe, Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, and Ahmed Jabari.

Most Popular Extremists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1705, Dick Turpin ranks 11Before him are Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, David Hartley, Jacques-François Blondel, Peter Artedi, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, and Philipp Stamma.  Among people deceased in 1739, Dick Turpin ranks 10Before him are Marie Anne de Bourbon, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Reinhard Keiser, Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, Ernest Louis, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Saliha Sultan.

Others Born in 1705

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1739

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dick Turpin ranks 2,796 out of 5,347Before him are Timothy Garton Ash (1955), Frank Wild (1873), David Wilkie (1785), Edward Turner Bennett (1797), Peter Firth (1953), and Derek Bell (1941). After him are Amanda Tapping (1965), Edward Woodward (1930), Herbert Lawford (1851), Jim Sturgess (1978), Siân Phillips (1933), and Dave Charlton (1936).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Dick Turpin ranks 11Before him are Jonathan Wild (1683), Mary Bell (1957), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (null), and Dennis Nilsen (1945). After him are Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Fred West (1941), and Tommy Robinson (null).