Ma Barker

1873 - 1935

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Kate Barker (born Arizona Donnie 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 1,889,017 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ma Barker is the 74th most popular extremist (up from 79th in 2019), the 1,491st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,713th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Extremist.

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Among extremists, Ma Barker ranks 74 out of 209Before her are Sada Abe, Charles Sobhraj, Boris Savinkov, Jean II, Duke of Alençon, Henry Lee Lucas, and Jalaluddin Haqqani. After her are Richard Ramirez, Willi Herold, James Earl Ray, Robert-François Damiens, Carlo Gambino, and Taha Yassin Ramadan.

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Among people born in 1873, Ma Barker ranks 33Before her are Christian Rakovsky, Kyösti Kallio, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Alice Guy-Blaché, Ivanoe Bonomi, and Alexander Bogdanov. After her are Constantin Carathéodory, Lee de Forest, Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Charles Péguy, Ray Ewry, and Tullio Levi-Civita. Among people deceased in 1935, Ma Barker ranks 40Before her are Magnus Hirschfeld, Johan Halvorsen, Ali of Hejaz, Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, Paul Bourget, and Anna Ancher. After her are Kurt Tucholsky, Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Jean Béraud, William Kennedy Dickson, Princess Alice of Parma, and Gareth Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 1,491 out of 18,182Before her are Lil Wayne (1982), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), George Takei (1937), Margaret Sanger (1879), Johns Hopkins (1795), and Patrick McGoohan (1928). After her are Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Lloyd Bridges (1913), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), George Papandreou (1952), and Richard Ramirez (1960).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Ma Barker ranks 25Before her are Jordan Belfort (1962), Frank Sheeran (1920), Barry Seal (1939), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Dennis Rader (1945), and Henry Lee Lucas (1936). After her are Richard Ramirez (1960), James Earl Ray (1928), Gary Ridgway (1949), Susan Atkins (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), and David Berkowitz (1953).