H. H. Holmes

1861 - 1896

H. H. Holmes

Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or H. H. Holmes, was an American serial killer. While he confessed to 27 murders, he was convicted and sentenced to death for only one murder, that of accomplice and business partner Benjamin Pitezel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of H. H. Holmes has received more than 11,936,439 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 34th most popular extremist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, H. H. Holmes ranks 34 out of 182Before him are Mehmet Ali Ağca, Luis Carrero Blanco, George Stinney, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Otto Ohlendorf, and Andreas Baader. After him are William Kemmler, Frederick Trump, Nathuram Godse, Gudrun Ensslin, Barry Seal, and Butch Cassidy.

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Among people born in 1861, H. H. Holmes ranks 19Before him are Alfred North Whitehead, James Naismith, Halford Mackinder, Aristide Maillol, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and José Rizal. After him are Maximilian von Spee, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Antoine Bourdelle, Solomon R. Guggenheim, and Ranavalona III. Among people deceased in 1896, H. H. Holmes ranks 15Before him are Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, José Rizal, and John Langdon Down. After him are Edmond de Goncourt, Ambroise Thomas, Louis-Jules Trochu, Richard Avenarius, Ivar Aasen, and Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, H. H. Holmes ranks 787 out of 12,171Before him are Raymond Carver (1938), L. Frank Baum (1856), Jean Harlow (1911), Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), Luke Perry (1966), and Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888). After him are Boris Johnson (1964), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Burgess Meredith (1907), Paul Greengard (1925), Kenneth Arrow (1921), and Priscilla Presley (1945).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, H. H. Holmes ranks 12Before him are Albert Fish (1870), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), Jim Jones (1931), John Wayne Gacy (1942), and George Stinney (1929). After him are William Kemmler (1860), Barry Seal (1939), Butch Cassidy (1866), James Earl Ray (1928), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), and Timothy McVeigh (1968).