John Haigh

1909 - 1949

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John George Haigh (; 24 July 1909 – 10 August 1949), commonly known as the Acid Bath Murderer, was an English serial killer who was convicted for the murders of six people, although he claimed to have killed nine. Haigh battered to death or shot his victims and disposed of their bodies using sulphuric acid before forging their signatures so he could sell their possessions and collect large sums of money. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Haigh has received more than 365,624 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John Haigh is the 134th most popular extremist (down from 133rd in 2019), the 2,080th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,315th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, John Haigh ranks 134 out of 205Before him are Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Carl Panzram, Golden State Killer, Dean Corll, and Stand Watie. After him are Nancy Spungen, Joseph Kony, Richard Ramirez, Jonathan Wild, Frank James, and Tsutomu Miyazaki.

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Among people born in 1909, John Haigh ranks 140Before him are Sylvère Maes, Guillermo Gorostiza, Héctor José Cámpora, Géza Toldi, Miklós Radnóti, and Hans Erni. After him are Margaret Sullavan, W. Montgomery Watt, Kató Lomb, Gene Krupa, Riccardo Freda, and Leyla Mammadbeyova. Among people deceased in 1949, John Haigh ranks 84Before him are Leonor Michaelis, Josep Maria Jujol, Douglas Hyde, André-Louis Debierne, Joaquín Torres-García, and Husni al-Za'im. After him are Nuri Killigil, Othon Friesz, Wallace Beery, Charles Dullin, Otto Nerz, and Ehmetjan Qasim.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Haigh ranks 2,080 out of 6,924Before him are Alfred Fowler (1868), Luke Evans (1979), Stephen Rea (1946), William Robertson Smith (1846), Neil Tennant (1954), and Millicent Fawcett (1847). After him are Pieter de Molijn (1595), Robert Chambers (1802), John Hadley (1682), Robert Palmer (1949), Cynric (450), and Gerry Adams (1948).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, John Haigh ranks 6Before him are Sawney Bean (1600), Emperor Norton (1818), Mary Bell (1957), John Adams (1767), and Harold Shipman (1946). After him are Jonathan Wild (1683), Fred West (1941), Guy Burgess (1911), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Howard Marks (1945), and Peter Sutcliffe (1946).