Peter Sutcliffe

1946 - 2020

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Peter William Sutcliffe (2 June 1946 – 13 November 2020), also known as Peter William Coonan, was an English serial killer who was dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper (an allusion to Jack the Ripper) by the press. On 22 May 1981, he was found guilty of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others between 1975 and 1980. He was sentenced to 20 concurrent sentences of life imprisonment, which were converted to a whole life order in 2010. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Sutcliffe has received more than 7,707,083 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Peter Sutcliffe is the 169th most popular extremist (down from 152nd in 2019), the 2,973rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,899th in 2019) and the 12th most popular British Extremist.

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Among extremists, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 169 out of 205Before him are Abu Ayyub al-Masri, John Bodkin Adams, Viktor Bout, Howard Marks, Mary Surratt, and Irmgard Möller. After him are Alexander Pichushkin, Stuart Christie, Dick Turpin, Dennis Nilsen, John List, and Édouard Vaillant.

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Among people born in 1946, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 357Before him are Zhang Gaoli, Bernard Maris, Trevor Pinnock, Gitte Hænning, Katia Ricciarelli, and Hayley Mills. After him are Randal Kleiser, Tim Pigott-Smith, Frank Marshall, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Daouda Malam Wanké, and John Prine. Among people deceased in 2020, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 396Before him are Flavio Cotti, Henryk Gulbinowicz, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, Litokwa Tomeing, Kuniwo Nakamura, and Nobby Stiles. After him are Annie Ross, Eppie Wietzes, John Prine, Sumner Redstone, Alfred Riedl, and Johnny Mandel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 2,973 out of 6,924Before him are Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (1892), Ben Barnes (1981), Nobby Stiles (1942), David Murray (1909), Jack Greenwell (1884), and Mark Gatiss (1966). After him are Brian Redman (1937), Nathaniel Bliss (1700), Annie Ross (1930), Jamie Vardy (1987), Clements Markham (1830), and John Moore (1761).

Among EXTREMISTS In United Kingdom

Among extremists born in United Kingdom, Peter Sutcliffe ranks 12Before him are John Haigh (1909), Jonathan Wild (1683), Fred West (1941), Guy Burgess (1911), John Bodkin Adams (1899), and Howard Marks (1945). After him are Stuart Christie (1946), Dick Turpin (1705), Dennis Nilsen (1945), John Christie (1899), Beverley Allitt (1968), and Colin Pitchfork (1960).