Jack the Ripper

1850 - Today

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. In both the criminal case files and contemporary journalistic accounts, the killer was called the Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron. Attacks ascribed to Jack the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of the East End of London whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack the Ripper has received more than 13,593,520 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Jack the Ripper ranks 1 out of 182After him are Elizabeth Báthory, John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Andrei Chikatilo, and Ulrike Meinhof.

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Among people born in 1850, Jack the Ripper ranks 1After him are Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Edward Smith, Eduard Bernstein, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Charles Richet, Mihai Eminescu, and Pierre Loti.

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