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Jack the Ripper

1850 - Today

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Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer active in and around the impoverished Whitechapel district of London, England, in the autumn of 1888. In both criminal case files and the contemporaneous 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack the Ripper has received more than 19,899,618 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Jack the Ripper is the most popular extremist.

Jack the Ripper is most famous for being a serial killer who murdered prostitutes in London's East End.

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Among extremists, Jack the Ripper ranks 1 out of 209After him are John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, Elizabeth Báthory, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Kaczynski.

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

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