Jacques Mesrine

1936 - 1979

Jacques Mesrine

Jacques Mesrine (French pronunciation: ​[ʒak mɛsʁin]; 28 December 1936 – 2 November 1979) was a French criminal responsible for numerous murders, bank robberies, burglaries, and kidnappings in France, the US, and Canada. Mesrine repeatedly escaped from prison and made international headlines during a final period as a fugitive when his exploits included trying to kidnap the judge who had previously sentenced him. An aptitude for disguise earned him the moniker "The Man of a Thousand Faces" and enabled him to remain at large while receiving massive publicity as a wanted man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Mesrine has received more than 570,154 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 78th most popular extremist.

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  • 55.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Jacques Mesrine ranks 78 out of 182Before him are Johann Rattenhuber, John Adams, Edmund Kemper, Armin Meiwes, Aileen Wuornos, and Taha Yassin Ramadan. After him are Gary Ridgway, Frank Nitti, Wilhelm Voigt, Luciano Leggio, Machine Gun Kelly, and Horst Mahler.

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Among people born in 1936, Jacques Mesrine ranks 108Before him are Nicos Poulantzas, Costas Simitis, Frank Stella, Paul L. Smith, A. B. Yehoshua, and Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. After him are Yuan T. Lee, André Kolingba, Solomon Burke, Wolf Biermann, Al Oerter, and Eric Walter Elst. Among people deceased in 1979, Jacques Mesrine ranks 62Before him are Otto Robert Frisch, Richard Rodgers, Abul A'la Maududi, Nicos Poulantzas, Yukio Tsuda, and Ali Hassan Salameh. After him are Nereo Rocco, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Charles W. Morris, Louis Durey, Jean-Marie Villot, and Aleksei N. Leontiev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Mesrine ranks 1,735 out of 4,109Before him are Jean de Meun (1240), Lolo Ferrari (1963), Philippe de Commines (1447), Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz (1936), John II, Duke of Lorraine (1425), and Michel Serrault (1928). After him are Adela of Normandy (1065), Charles Koechlin (1867), Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723), Jean Behra (1921), Maurice Trintignant (1917), and Fulbert of Chartres (960).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Jacques Mesrine ranks 5Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), and Robert-François Damiens (1715). After him are Michel Fourniret (1942) and Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).

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