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Harold Shipman

1946 - 2004

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Harold Frederick Shipman Jr (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004), known to acquaintances as Fred Shipman, was an English general practitioner and serial killer. He is considered to be one of the most prolific serial killers in modern history, with an estimated 250 victims. On 31 January 2000, Shipman was found guilty of murdering fifteen patients under his care. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Shipman has received more than 9,194,817 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Harold Shipman is the 90th most popular extremist (up from 126th in 2019), the 1,202nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,903rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, Harold Shipman ranks 90 out of 209Before him are Johann Rattenhuber, Armin Meiwes, Gary Ridgway, Kang Kek Iew, Anders Behring Breivik, and Pedro López. After him are Frank Nitti, Susan Atkins, Wilhelm Voigt, Aileen Wuornos, Matija Gubec, and David Berkowitz.

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Among people born in 1946, Harold Shipman ranks 124Before him are Jean-Jacques Beineix, Fancy, Paul Schrader, Rodrigo Lara, Robby Krieger, and Kim Kyong-hui. After him are Htin Kyaw, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vuk Drašković, Elías Figueroa, Deepak Chopra, and Rebiya Kadeer. Among people deceased in 2004, Harold Shipman ranks 60Before him are Johnny Ramone, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Raymond Goethals, Serge Reggiani, Jean Rouch, and Lennart Bernadotte. After him are Nikolai Chernykh, Nino Manfredi, Marika Rökk, Charles Sweeney, Philippe de Broca, and Mercedes McCambridge.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Harold Shipman ranks 1,202 out of 7,765Before him are Marc Bolan (1947), Jack Bruce (1943), Alan Bates (1934), Alan Lancaster (1949), Samuel Pepys (1633), and Thomas Gresham (1519). After him are Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham (1670), Lee Child (1954), Guy Pearce (1967), Boy George (1961), Clive Owen (1964), and Robert Adam (1728).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Harold Shipman ranks 3Before him are Emperor Norton (1818) and Sawney Bean (1600). After him are Dennis Nilsen (1945), Peter Sutcliffe (1946), Mary Ann Cotton (1832), John Adams (1767), Mary Bell (1957), Guy Burgess (1911), Fred West (1941), John Haigh (1909), and John Christie (1899).