Michel Fourniret

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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 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 608,469 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Michel Fourniret is the 95th most popular extremist (up from 97th in 2019), the 2,035th most popular biography from France (up from 2,190th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Extremist.

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Among extremists, Michel Fourniret ranks 95 out of 205Before him are Delphine LaLaurie, Robert Hansen, Kang Kek Iew, Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, and Pedro López. After him are Sirhan Sirhan, Horst Mahler, Charles Whitman, Nedeljko Čabrinović, Andrew Cunanan, and Frank Nitti.

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Among people born in 1942, Michel Fourniret ranks 153Before him are Takao Nishiyama, Frank Zane, Piers Courage, Bill Conti, Rupert Sheldrake, and Jean-Pierre Jabouille. After him are Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Christopher A. Sims, Silvia Federici, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Gemma Jones, and Robert F. Engle.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 2,035 out of 5,234Before him are Yo-Yo Ma (1955), Hubert Lyautey (1854), Natalia Pavlovna Paley (1905), Adela of Normandy (1065), Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727), and François Coppée (1842). After him are François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy (1644), Jean Prouvé (1901), John III, Duke of Brittany (1286), Phillipe de Plessis (1165), René Fonck (1894), and Paul Nizan (1905).

Among EXTREMISTS In France

Among extremists born in France, Michel Fourniret ranks 7Before him are Gilles de Rais (1405), Madame de Brinvilliers (1630), Robert-François Damiens (1715), Henri Désiré Landru (1869), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), and Jacques Mesrine (1936). After him are Édouard Vaillant (1840) and Zacarias Moussaoui (1968).