Mary Ann Nichols

1845 - 1888

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Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols (née Walker; 26 August 1845 – 31 August 1888) was the first canonical victim of the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper, who is believed to have murdered and mutilated at least five women in the Whitechapel and Spitalfields districts of London from late August to early November 1888.The two previous murders linked to the Whitechapel murderer are unlikely to have been committed by Jack the Ripper, although the murder of Mary Ann Nichols was initially linked to this series, increasing both press and public interest into the criminal activity and general living conditions of the inhabitants of the East End of London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Ann Nichols has received more than 1,117,237 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Mary Ann Nichols is the 867th most popular religious figure (up from 876th in 2019), the 936th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 914th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Religious Figure.

Mary Ann Nichols was a prostitute who was murdered by Jack the Ripper in 1888.

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Among religious figures, Mary Ann Nichols ranks 867 out of 2,272Before her are Jane Frances de Chantal, Thaïs, John of Leiden, Lawrence of Brindisi, John of Ávila, and Joseph Franklin Rutherford. After her are Juliana of Nicomedia, Abdullah ibn Salam, Gianna Beretta Molla, Melania the Younger, Caesar Baronius, and Saint Emeric of Hungary.

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Among people born in 1845, Mary Ann Nichols ranks 22Before her are Paul Vidal de La Blache, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, George Darwin, Ion Ivanovici, Laura Marx, and Gustaf de Laval. After her are Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Princess Sophie of Saxony, Leopold Auer, and Isidor Straus. Among people deceased in 1888, Mary Ann Nichols ranks 18Before her are Ascanio Sobrero, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, Mary Jane Kelly, Anton Mauve, Theodor Storm, and Paul Langerhans. After her are Johannes Zukertort, Namık Kemal, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Annie Chapman, and Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Mary Ann Nichols ranks 936 out of 6,924Before her are Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Greer Garson (1904), Alan Hodgkin (1914), Keith Emerson (1944), and Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848). After her are Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alan Parsons (1948), Richard Stone (1913), Isabella of England (1214), William Henry Perkin (1838), and John Schlesinger (1926).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Mary Ann Nichols ranks 18Before her are William Tyndale (1494), Thomas Wolsey (1473), Willibrord (658), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Frederick Fleet (1887), and George Fox (1624). After her are William Booth (1829), John Harvard (1607), Hudson Taylor (1832), John Fisher (1469), Simon Stock (1164), and Annie Chapman (1841).