Jonathan Wild

1683 - 1725

Jonathan Wild

Jonathan Wild, also spelled Wilde (1682 or 1683 – 24 May 1725), was a London underworld figure notable for operating on both sides of the law, posing as a public-spirited crimefighter entitled the "Thief-Taker General". Wild simultaneously ran a significant criminal empire, and used his crime fighting role to remove rivals and launder the proceeds of his own crimes. Wild exploited a strong public demand for action during a major London 18th-century crime wave in the absence of any effective police force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Wild has received more than 302,577 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 106th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Jonathan Wild ranks 106 out of 182Before him are Charles Whitman, Béla Kiss, Baby Face Nelson, Patty Hearst, Stand Watie, and Carl Panzram. After him are Nedeljko Čabrinović, Joseph Valachi, David Berkowitz, Mary Bell, John Bodkin Adams, and Aldrich Ames.

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Among people born in 1683, Jonathan Wild ranks 16Before him are Edward Young, Christoph Graupner, Johann David Heinichen, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Gottfried Silbermann. After him are Lorenz Heister and Mark Catesby. Among people deceased in 1725, Jonathan Wild ranks 5Before him are Peter the Great, Alessandro Scarlatti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Mahmud Hotak. After him are Arai Hakuseki, José Benito de Churriguera, and Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Jonathan Wild ranks 1,792 out of 5,347Before him are Saint Alban (300), Ida Lupino (1918), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Herbert James Draper (1863), Eileen Essell (1922), and Henry Sidgwick (1838). After him are George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608), Nehemiah Grew (1641), F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich (1782), Billy Connolly (1942), Mitch Mitchell (1947), and Steve Howe (1947).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Jonathan Wild ranks 5Before him are Sawney Bean (1600), Emily Davison (1872), Emperor Norton (1818), and John Adams (1767). After him are Mary Bell (1957), John Bodkin Adams (1899), Harold Shipman (1946), John Haigh (null), Dennis Nilsen (1945), Dick Turpin (1705), and Peter Sutcliffe (1946).