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Joachim Kroll

1933 - 1991

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Joachim Georg Kroll (17 April 1933 – 1 July 1991) was a German serial killer, child molester, necrophile and cannibal who murdered a minimum of 8 women and young girls in the Ruhr metropolitan region from 1955 until his arrest on 3 July 1976. He was convicted of eight murders and one attempted murder, but confessed to a total of 14. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Kroll has received more than 447,044 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Joachim Kroll is the 101st most popular extremist (down from 92nd in 2019), the 363rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 352nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Extremist.

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Among extremists, Joachim Kroll ranks 101 out of 209Before him are David Berkowitz, Michel Fourniret, Jacques Mesrine, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Whitey Bulger, and Charles Whitman. After him are Luciano Leggio, Sirhan Sirhan, Dennis Nilsen, Delphine LaLaurie, Horst Mahler, and Andrew Cunanan.

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Among people born in 1933, Joachim Kroll ranks 120Before him are Carlos Correia, Bata Živojinović, Sabah Fakhri, John Boorman, Máté Fenyvesi, and Wayne Shorter. After him are Sacha Distel, Fred Haise, György Konrád, Donald E. Westlake, Luis Bacalov, and Saleh Al-Fawzan. Among people deceased in 1991, Joachim Kroll ranks 68Before him are Vilém Flusser, William Heinesen, Shapour Bakhtiar, Willi Boskovsky, Jean Arthur, and Christian de Castries. After him are Brad Davis, Robert Maxwell, María Zambrano, Pedro Arrupe, Berenice Abbott, and Edmond Jabès.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Joachim Kroll ranks 363 out of 1,454Before him are Daniel Olbrychski (1945), Tadeusz Kantor (1915), Ivan Vyhovsky (1608), Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699), Samuel Goldwyn (1879), and Walerian Borowczyk (1923). After him are Mateusz Morawiecki (1968), Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Lestek (870), Werner Naumann (1909), and Anny Ondra (1903).

Among EXTREMISTS In Poland

Among extremists born in Poland, Joachim Kroll ranks 2Before him are Karl Denke (1860). After him are Horst Mahler (1936) and Elisabeth Becker (1923).