Fritz Haarmann

1879 - 1925

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Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann (25 October 1879 – 15 April 1925) was a German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf Man, who committed the sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of at least twenty-four young men and boys between 1918 and 1924 in the city of Hanover. Haarmann was found guilty of twenty-four of the twenty-seven murders for which he was tried and sentenced to death by beheading in December 1924. In addition, in accordance with German practice, his honorary rights of citizenship were revoked. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Haarmann has received more than 1,008,365 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Fritz Haarmann is the 47th most popular extremist (down from 41st in 2019), the 831st most popular biography from Germany (down from 745th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Extremist.

Fritz Haarmann was a German serial killer who killed at least 24 people, mostly young men.

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Among extremists, Fritz Haarmann ranks 47 out of 209Before him are Emperor Norton, Marinus van der Lubbe, George Jung, Henri Désiré Landru, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Sawney Bean. After him are Pavlik Morozov, Madame de Brinvilliers, Abu Nidal, Butch Cassidy, Patrizia Reggiani, and Edmund Kemper.

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Among people born in 1879, Fritz Haarmann ranks 29Before him are Francis Peyton Rous, Italo Gariboldi, An Jung-geun, Franz Reichelt, Victor Sjöström, and Joseph Wirth. After him are Henri Giraud, Frederick Griffith, Hans Lammers, E. M. Forster, Chen Duxiu, and Pál Teleki. Among people deceased in 1925, Fritz Haarmann ranks 30Before him are Vincenzo Peruggia, Félix Vallotton, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, John Singer Sargent, Oliver Heaviside, and Vajiravudh. After him are Léon Bourgeois, Aleksey Kuropatkin, H. Rider Haggard, Eugen Sandow, Karl Abraham, and Pierre Louÿs.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Haarmann ranks 831 out of 6,142Before him are Felix Wankel (1902), Joseph Wirth (1879), Max Delbrück (1906), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Theodor Fontane (1819), and Therese Neumann (1898). After him are John Rabe (1882), Clemens Brentano (1778), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Georg von Frundsberg (1473), Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria (1660), and Anna Seghers (1900).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Fritz Haarmann ranks 6Before him are Ulrike Meinhof (1934), Frederick Trump (1869), Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), and Peter Kürten (1883). After him are Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Willi Herold (1925), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), and Armin Meiwes (1961).