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H. H. Holmes

1861 - 1896

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Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or H. H. Holmes, was an American con artist and serial killer, the subject of more than 50 lawsuits in Chicago alone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. H. Holmes has received more than 15,684,294 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. H. H. Holmes is the 34th most popular extremist (down from 31st in 2019), the 793rd most popular biography from United States (down from 689th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Extremist.

H. H. Holmes is most famous for the murders he committed in the late 1800s. He was a con man who would lure people to his hotel, kill them, and then steal their belongings.

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Among extremists, H. H. Holmes ranks 34 out of 209Before him are Cleon, Machine Gun Kelly, Luis Carrero Blanco, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Frederick Trump, and Otto Ohlendorf. After him are Andreas Baader, Tommaso Buscetta, Nathuram Godse, Peter Kürten, Vincenzo Peruggia, and William Kemmler.

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Among people born in 1861, H. H. Holmes ranks 19Before him are Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Aristide Maillol, and Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland. After him are Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Maximilian von Spee, Antoine Bourdelle, Italo Svevo, José Rizal, and Ranavalona III. Among people deceased in 1896, H. H. Holmes ranks 13Before him are William Morris, Hippolyte Fizeau, Otto Lilienthal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ivar Aasen, and John Everett Millais. After him are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Edmond de Goncourt, José Rizal, Ambroise Thomas, Louis-Jules Trochu, and Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. H. Holmes ranks 793 out of 18,182Before him are George Beadle (1903), John Dos Passos (1896), Anne Sullivan (1866), Arthur Ashkin (1922), Laurence Fishburne (1961), and George Foreman (1949). After him are John Reed (1887), Charlie Sheen (1965), James Cronin (1931), Sam Peckinpah (1925), Lee Marvin (1924), and Charles H. Townes (1915).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, H. H. Holmes ranks 12Before him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Jim Jones (1931), and Machine Gun Kelly (1895). After him are William Kemmler (1860), George Jung (1942), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Butch Cassidy (1866), Edmund Kemper (1948), and George Stinney (1929).