Michel Fourniret

1942 - Today

Michel Fourniret

Michel Paul Fourniret (born 4 April 1942), also known as the Ogre of the Ardennes, is a French serial killer who confessed to killing twelve people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2003. After he was arrested in June 2003 for the attempted kidnapping of a girl in Ciney, Fourniret confessed to killing nine people—eight females and one male—in 2004, having been informed on by his then-wife, Monique Pierrette Olivier (born 31 October 1948). Fourniret was convicted of seven of these murders on 28 May 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole, while Olivier was given life with a minimum term of 28 years for complicity.In February 2018, Fourniret confessed to killing two more women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Fourniret has received more than 328,909 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 95th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Michel Fourniret ranks 95 out of 182Before him are Omar Abdel-Rahman, Alexandros Koryzis, Robert Ford, Sirhan Sirhan, Andrew Cunanan, and Joachim Kroll. After him are Marcus Fulvius Flaccus, Joseph Bonanno, Pedro López, Wadie Haddad, Charles Whitman, and Béla Kiss.

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Among people born in 1942, Michel Fourniret ranks 175Before him are Hannelore Elsner, Henri Pescarolo, Péter Nádas, Sigfried Held, Richard Roundtree, and Piers Courage. After him are Milton Nascimento, Peter Norman, Nicole Fontaine, Brian Kernighan, Curtis Mayfield, and Zhou Yongkang.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 2,192 out of 4,109Before him are Edgar Faure (1908), Germain Pilon (1525), Paul Frère (1917), Michel Petrucciani (1962), Guibert of Nogent (1055), and François de Créquy (1625). After him are François Certain de Canrobert (1809), Louis Delluc (1890), Paul Ulrich Villard (1860), Léon Boëllmann (1862), Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762), and Gustave Aimard (1818).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 6Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Robert-François Damiens (1715), and Jacques Mesrine (1936). After him are Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).

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