Jim Jones

1931 - 1978

Jim Jones

James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American cult leader, preacher, self-professed faith healer, and civil rights activist who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass murder-suicide of himself and his followers in his jungle commune at Jonestown, Guyana on November 18, 1978. He launched the Peoples Temple in Indiana during the 1950s. Rev. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Jones has received more than 11,356,793 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Jim Jones ranks 23 out of 182Before him are Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Albert Fish, Ted Kaczynski, Carlos the Jackal, Zodiac Killer, and Cleon. After him are John Wayne Gacy, Amon Göth, Charles Ponzi, Peter Kürten, Mehmet Ali Ağca, and Luis Carrero Blanco.

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Among people born in 1931, Jim Jones ranks 32Before him are Toni Morrison, John le Carré, Riccardo Giacconi, Guy Debord, Monica Vitti, and Arata Isozaki. After him are Larry Hagman, James Cronin, Ian Holm, Aldo Rossi, Burton Richter, and Rupert Murdoch. Among people deceased in 1978, Jim Jones ranks 23Before him are Kurt Student, John Cazale, Harry Martinson, Willy Messerschmitt, Hasso von Manteuffel, and Ronnie Peterson. After him are Harold Lasswell, Houari Boumédiène, Ed Wood, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Claude François, and Vincent du Vigneaud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Jones ranks 569 out of 12,171Before him are Gene Kelly (1912), Martin Landau (1928), Gwen Stefani (1969), Louise Hay (1926), John Cassavetes (1929), and Stephen Hillenburg (1961). After him are Romina Power (1951), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Larry Hagman (1931), Paul Morphy (1837), Gary Becker (1930), and Paul Simon (1941).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Jim Jones ranks 9Before him are Ted Bundy (1946), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), Ted Kaczynski (1942), and Zodiac Killer (1940). After him are John Wayne Gacy (1942), George Stinney (1929), H. H. Holmes (1861), William Kemmler (1860), Barry Seal (1939), and Butch Cassidy (1866).