Fred West

1941 - 1995

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Frederick Walter Stephen West (29 September 1941 – 1 January 1995) was an English serial killer who committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987 in Gloucestershire, the majority with his second wife, Rosemary West. All the victims were young women. At least eight of these murders involved the Wests' sexual gratification and included rape, bondage, torture and mutilation; the victims' dismembered bodies were typically buried in the cellar or garden of the Wests' Cromwell Street home in Gloucester, which became known as the "House of Horrors". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred West has received more than 7,193,723 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Fred West is the 157th most popular extremist (down from 156th in 2019), the 2,484th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,175th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, Fred West ranks 157 out of 205Before him are Bugs Moran, Rodney Alcala, Yigal Amir, Jan-Carl Raspe, Richard Chase, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. After him are Guy Burgess, Gary Gilmore, Ibn al-Khattab, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Ernst Zündel, and Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

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Among people born in 1941, Fred West ranks 264Before him are Robert Foxworth, Ryuichi Sugiyama, Miriam Margolyes, Ayşe Kulin, David Crystal, and Angelo Domenghini. After him are Ana Maria Machado, Lucien Aimar, Neelie Kroes, Alfred Aho, Hipólito Mejía, and Tomaž Šalamun. Among people deceased in 1995, Fred West ranks 143Before him are Jüri Järvet, Vladimír Dzurilla, Kukrit Pramoj, Sergio Bertoni, Henri Laborit, and Harry Guardino. After him are Ingo Schwichtenberg, John Cairncross, Dany Robin, Olga Taussky-Todd, Bobby Riggs, and Butterfly McQueen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fred West ranks 2,484 out of 6,924Before him are John Soane (1753), Ouida (1839), Nicholas Hilliard (1547), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (1987), Eric Ambler (1909), and Caroline Munro (1949). After him are Raphael Holinshed (1529), Cynewulf of Wessex (750), Nicholas Clay (1946), William Edward Ayrton (1847), Jon Finch (1942), and Steve Davis (1957).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Fred West ranks 8Before him are Emperor Norton (1818), Mary Bell (1957), John Adams (1767), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (1909), and Jonathan Wild (1683). After him are Guy Burgess (1911), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Howard Marks (1945), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Stuart Christie (1946), and Dick Turpin (1705).