Peter Kürten

1883 - 1931

Peter Kürten

Peter Kürten (German: [ˈpeːtɐ ˈkyːʁtən]; 26 May 1883 – 2 July 1931) was a German serial killer known as "The Vampire of Düsseldorf" and the "Düsseldorf Monster". He committed a series of murders and sexual assaults between February and November 1929 in the city of Düsseldorf. In the years before these assaults and murders, Kürten had amassed a lengthy criminal record for offences including arson and attempted murder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Kürten has received more than 1,497,449 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 27th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Peter Kürten ranks 27 out of 182Before him are Zodiac Killer, Cleon, Jim Jones, John Wayne Gacy, Amon Göth, and Charles Ponzi. After him are Mehmet Ali Ağca, Luis Carrero Blanco, George Stinney, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Otto Ohlendorf, and Andreas Baader.

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Among people born in 1883, Peter Kürten ranks 35Before him are Norman Haworth, Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria, Nina Ricci, Wang Jingwei, A. S. Neill, and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov. After him are Douglas Fairbanks, Erich Heckel, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Döme Sztójay, Giovanni Messe, and Alexander Yegorov. Among people deceased in 1931, Peter Kürten ranks 20Before him are Carl Nielsen, Omar Mukhtar, Theo van Doesburg, F. W. Murnau, Joseph Joffre, and Hermann Müller. After him are Armand Fallières, Nathan Söderblom, Eugène Ysaÿe, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Carin Göring, and Kitasato Shibasaburō.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Kürten ranks 570 out of 3,763Before him are Hugo Junkers (1859), Louise of Hesse-Kassel (1817), Louise Mountbatten (1889), Sepp Maier (1944), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870). After him are Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), Matilda of Ringelheim (894), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Johann Stamitz (1717), Max Schmeling (1905), and Frei Otto (1925).

Among EXTREMISTS In Germany

Among extremists born in Germany, Peter Kürten ranks 2Before him are Ulrike Meinhof (1934). After him are Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Andreas Baader (1943), Frederick Trump (1869), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Fritz Haarmann (1879), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), Oskar Gröning (1921), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Armin Meiwes (1961), and Ernst Zündel (null).

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