Michel Fourniret

1942 - 2021

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Michel Paul Fourniret (4 April 1942 – 10 May 2021) was a French serial killer who confessed to killing 12 people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2003. After he was arrested in June 2003 for the attempted kidnapping of a teenage girl in Ciney, Fourniret confessed in 2004 to killing nine people, eight females and one male, having been informed on by his then-wife, Monique Pierrette Olivier (born 31 October 1948). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Fourniret has received more than 1,209,511 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Michel Fourniret is the 56th most popular extremist (up from 94th in 2019), the 1,241st most popular biography from France (up from 1,806th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Extremist.

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Among extremists, Michel Fourniret ranks 56 out of 283Before him are Edmund Kemper, Butch Cassidy, Issei Sagawa, Friedrich Jeckeln, Aileen Wuornos, and Sawney Bean. After him are Dennis Rader, Marc Dutroux, Mohammed Deif, Henri Désiré Landru, Luis Garavito, and Boris Savinkov.

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Among people born in 1942, Michel Fourniret ranks 93Before him are Donna Leon, Maria Kaczyńska, Amine Gemayel, Pál Schmitt, Bert Sakmann, and Carlos Monzón. After him are Péter Medgyessy, Rose Francine Rogombé, Milan Milutinović, Michael York, Daniela Bianchi, and Margarethe von Trotta. Among people deceased in 2021, Michel Fourniret ranks 60Before him are Noah Gordon, Giampiero Boniperti, Jean-Claude Carrière, Toshihide Maskawa, E. O. Wilson, and Abimael Guzmán. After him are Larry King, Richard Donner, Anne Rice, Jehan Sadat, Edita Gruberová, and Ion Mihai Pacepa.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 1,241 out of 6,770Before him are Alys of France, Countess of Vexin (1160), François Clouet (1510), René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451), Alexandre de Rhodes (1591), Georges Auric (1899), and Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure (1767). After him are Marie Anne de Mailly (1717), Jean Giono (1895), Alain Poher (1909), Gérard Genette (1930), Charles Boyer (1899), and Lúcio Costa (1902).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 3Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), and Madame de Brinvilliers (1630). After him are Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Jacques Mesrine (1936), Édouard Vaillant (1840), Yvan Colonna (1960), and Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).