Fred West

1941 - 1995

Fred West

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 5,343,776 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 157th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Fred West ranks 155 out of 182Before him are John Christie, Gary Gilmore, Peter Sutcliffe, Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, and Ahmed Jabari. After him are John Hinckley Jr., Ahmad Sa'adat, John List, Joseph Paul Franklin, Zacarias Moussaoui, and Yoo Young-chul.

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Among people born in 1941, Fred West ranks 332Before him are Walter Block, Pat Patterson, Paul Theroux, Long John Baldry, Beatrice Tinsley, and Gilbert Kaplan. After him are Lester Bowie, Epeli Nailatikau, Charlotte Stewart, Giancarlo Bercellino, Ed Roberts, and Helen Reddy. Among people deceased in 1995, Fred West ranks 185Before him are Robert Parrish, Edmondo Fabbri, Nanni Loy, Butterfly McQueen, George Woodcock, and Nancy Kelly. After him are Vladislav Listyev, Frank Silva, David Wayne, George Abbott, Elisha Cook Jr., and George W. Romney.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Fred West ranks 3,177 out of 5,347Before him are Richard Cobden (1804), Edith Hannam (1878), Peter Osgood (1947), Gabrielle Anwar (1970), David Davis (1948), and Wilbert Awdry (1911). After him are Jason Connery (1963), Hereward the Wake (1035), Geoff Nicholls (1948), Susan George (1950), Christiane Amanpour (1958), and Ray Wilson (1934).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Fred West ranks 13Before him are John Bodkin Adams (1899), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (null), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Dick Turpin (1705), and Peter Sutcliffe (1946). After him are Tommy Robinson (null).