Ma Barker

1873 - 1935

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Kate Barker (née Clark; October 8, 1873 – January 16, 1935), better known as Ma Barker and sometimes known as Arizona Barker and Arrie Barker, was the mother of several American criminals who ran the Barker-Karpis gang during the "public enemy era" when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the Midwest gripped the American people and press. She traveled with her sons during their criminal careers. Barker gained a reputation as a ruthless crime matriarch who controlled and organized her sons' crimes. J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ma Barker has received more than 1,711,625 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ma Barker is the 79th most popular extremist (down from 54th in 2019), the 1,714th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,329th in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Ma Barker ranks 79 out of 205Before her are Sada Abe, Carlo Gambino, Jeffrey Dahmer, Hermine Braunsteiner, Dennis Rader, and Johann Rattenhuber. After her are Wilhelm Voigt, Susan Atkins, Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Shamil Basayev, Luciano Leggio, and Taha Yassin Ramadan.

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Among people born in 1873, Ma Barker ranks 43Before her are Eliel Saarinen, Liang Qichao, Lee de Forest, Antonie Pannekoek, Hugo Simberg, and Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi. After her are Tullio Levi-Civita, Alexander Bogdanov, Jakob Wassermann, Leo Frobenius, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, and Otto Wels. Among people deceased in 1935, Ma Barker ranks 43Before her are Kurt Tucholsky, Anna Ancher, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Ali of Hejaz, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, and Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov. After her are William Kennedy Dickson, Princess Alice of Parma, Abraham Isaac Kook, Jean Béraud, Valerian Kuybyshev, and Izz ad-Din al-Qassam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 1,714 out of 15,968Before her are John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Beck (1970), Billy Milligan (1955), Chris Kyle (1974), Edward Albee (1928), and Frederic Edwin Church (1826). After her are Helen Hayes (1900), Murray Bookchin (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Albert King (1923), Elisabeth Shue (1963), and Sam Elliott (1944).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 28Before her are Jordan Belfort (1962), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), and Dennis Rader (1945). After her are Susan Atkins (1948), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Robert Hansen (1939), Gary Ridgway (1949), Charles Whitman (1941), and Andrew Cunanan (1969).