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Mary Jane Kelly

1863 - 1888

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Mary Jane Kelly (c. 1863 – 9 November 1888), also known as Marie Jeanette Kelly, Fair Emma, Ginger, Dark Mary and Black Mary, is widely believed to have been the final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who murdered at least five women in the Whitechapel and Spitalfields districts of London from late August to early November 1888. At the time of Kelly's death, she was approximately 25 years old, working as a prostitute and living in relative poverty.Unlike the other four canonical Ripper victims—each of whom had been murdered outdoors and whose mutilations could have been committed within minutes—Kelly was murdered within the sparsely furnished single room she rented at 13 Miller's Court, affording her murderer an extensive period of time to eviscerate and mutilate her body. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Jane Kelly has received more than 2,424,477 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mary Jane Kelly is the 991st most popular religious figure (down from 792nd in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 47th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Irish Religious Figure.

Mary Jane Kelly is most famous for being the last of the five victims of Jack the Ripper.

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Among religious figures, Mary Jane Kelly ranks 991 out of 2,238Before her are Euthymius the Great, Benedict the Moor, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Walter Kasper, Nicanor the Deacon, and Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi. After her are Arsenius the Great, Saint Petronilla, Leonardo Boff, Saint David, Primož Trubar, and Servatius of Tongeren.

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Among people born in 1863, Mary Jane Kelly ranks 40Before her are Franz von Hipper, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, Charles Spearman, John Charles Fields, and Henry Royce. After her are W. I. Thomas, Leopold Berchtold, Hugo Münsterberg, Andrés Bonifacio, Ludwig Borchardt, and Felix Weingartner. Among people deceased in 1888, Mary Jane Kelly ranks 19Before her are Paul Langerhans, Ascanio Sobrero, Theodor Storm, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Anton Mauve, and Mary Ann Nichols. After her are Johannes Zukertort, Elizabeth Stride, Annie Chapman, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, and Catherine Eddowes.

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Among people born in Ireland, Mary Jane Kelly ranks 55 out of 501Before her are Maureen O'Hara (1920), Harald Gille (1103), Ernest Walton (1903), John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), and Edward England (1685). After her are David Kelly (1929), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Colin Farrell (1976), Christy Brown (1932), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), and James Ussher (1581).


Among religious figures born in Ireland, Mary Jane Kelly ranks 4Before her are Columbanus (540), Brendan (484), and Columba (521). After her are Brigid of Kildare (451), Kevin Farrell (1947), Saint Kilian (640), Saint Fiacre (607), Dymphna (700), Kevin of Glendalough (498), Coloman of Stockerau (1000), and Catald (700).