Karl Denke

1860 - 1924

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Karl Denke (11 February 1860 – 22 December 1924) was a German serial killer and cannibal who killed and cannibalized dozens of homeless vagrants and travelers from 1903 to 1924. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Denke has received more than 438,690 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Denke is the 60th most popular extremist (down from 56th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Poland (down from 207th in 2019) and the most popular Extremist.

Karl Denke was a German physician who is most famous for his work in the field of occupational medicine. He is credited with inventing the word "hygiene" and with the development of the "Denke Triangle," which is a diagram that illustrates the relationship between the three factors that are involved in disease transmission.

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Among extremists, Karl Denke ranks 60 out of 209Before him are George Stinney, Gudrun Ensslin, Jordan Belfort, Friedrich Jeckeln, George Habash, and Frank Sheeran. After him are Hermine Braunsteiner, Johnny Torrio, Barry Seal, Timothy McVeigh, Dennis Rader, and Marc Dutroux.

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Among people born in 1860, Karl Denke ranks 32Before him are Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, Louis Wain, Ernest Thompson Seton, Otto Jespersen, Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, and Isaac Levitan. After him are Hjalmar Branting, Vito Volterra, Grandma Moses, Gustave Charpentier, Mercedes of Orléans, and Marianne von Werefkin. Among people deceased in 1924, Karl Denke ranks 23Before him are Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, G. Stanley Hall, Giacomo Matteotti, Léon Bakst, Eleonora Duse, and Paul Natorp. After him are Alexander Parvus, Lyubov Popova, Princess Louise of Belgium, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Ziya Gökalp, and Teófilo Braga.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Karl Denke ranks 212 out of 1,454Before him are Theresa Kunegunda Sobieska (1676), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Bolesław II the Generous (1041), Alice Miller (1923), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), and Heinrich Rickert (1863). After him are Grzegorz Lato (1950), Aleksandra Ekster (1882), Magnus Hirschfeld (1868), Ernst Toller (1893), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), and Muazzez Sultan (1628).

Among EXTREMISTS In Poland

Among extremists born in Poland, Karl Denke ranks 1After him are Joachim Kroll (1933), Horst Mahler (1936), and Elisabeth Becker (1923).