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John Christie

1899 - 1953

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John Reginald Halliday Christie (8 April 1899 – 15 July 1953), nicknamed "Reg" by acquaintances, was an English serial killer and alleged necrophile active during the 1940s and early 1950s. He murdered at least eight people—including his wife Ethel—by strangling them inside his flat at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London. The bodies of three of his victims were found in a wallpaper-covered kitchen alcove soon after he had moved out of Rillington Place during March 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Christie has received more than 22,175 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). John Christie is the 179th most popular extremist (down from 176th in 2019), the 2,711th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,337th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, John Christie ranks 179 out of 209Before him are Yigal Amir, Fred West, Stanley Williams, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, John Haigh, and Frank James. After him are Herbert Mullin, John Bodkin Adams, Robert Berdella, Ernst Zündel, Boniface II, Margrave of Tuscany, and Abu Ayyub al-Masri.

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Among people born in 1899, John Christie ranks 171Before him are Jeralean Talley, Leo Borchard, Kamala Nehru, E. B. White, Ramón Muttis, and Rudolf Svensson. After him are Joseph Guillemot, Weegee, Arvīds Pelše, John Bodkin Adams, Udham Singh, and Otto E. Neugebauer. Among people deceased in 1953, John Christie ranks 102Before him are Arnold Bax, Alexander Vasiliev, Oskar Luts, Trần Trọng Kim, Hrachia Acharian, and Dumarsais Estimé. After him are Ugo Betti, Karl Staaf, August Emil Fieldorf, Tamar Abakelia, Carl Scarborough, and Erich Weinert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Christie ranks 2,711 out of 7,765Before him are Patrick Manson (1844), John Osborne (1929), Mick Hucknall (1960), Dan Stevens (1982), Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400), and Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge (1868). After him are Edmund Campion (1540), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843), Cathleen Nesbitt (1888), Dougray Scott (1965), Alex Higgins (1949), and James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (1838).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, John Christie ranks 12Before him are Mary Ann Cotton (1832), John Adams (1767), Mary Bell (1957), Guy Burgess (1911), Fred West (1941), and John Haigh (1909). After him are John Bodkin Adams (1899), Jonathan Wild (1683), Dick Turpin (1705), Howard Marks (1945), Stuart Christie (1946), and Beverley Allitt (1968).