Robert Stroud

1890 - 1963

Photo of Robert Stroud

Icon of person Robert Stroud

Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz", was a convicted murderer, American federal prisoner and author who has been cited as one of the most notorious criminals in the United States. During his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary, he reared and sold birds and became a respected ornithologist. From 1942 to 1959, he was incarcerated at Alcatraz, where regulations did not allow him to keep birds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Stroud has received more than 1,862,053 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Stroud is the 125th most popular extremist (down from 88th in 2019), the 3,195th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,186th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular American Extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Robert Strouds by language


Among extremists, Robert Stroud ranks 125 out of 205Before him are Jerry Brudos, Baruch Goldstein, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Josef Blösche, Perkin Warbeck, and Luis Posada Carriles. After him are Harold Shipman, Patty Hearst, Louis Farrakhan, Elisabeth Becker, Robert Ford, and Jack Unterweger.

Most Popular Extremists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1890, Robert Stroud ranks 100Before him are Ferruccio Parri, Michał Rola-Żymierski, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Emilio Portes Gil, Erwin Jaenecke, and He Yingqin. After him are Yoshio Nishina, Jean Rhys, Adolphe Menjou, Johannes Vares, Fritz Busch, and Dion Fortune. Among people deceased in 1963, Robert Stroud ranks 75Before him are Otto Struve, Elmore James, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Hubert Pierlot, Adrian Carton de Wiart, and Patsy Cline. After him are Gustave Garrigou, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Seth Barnes Nicholson, Pascual Ortiz Rubio, Luis Cernuda, and Adolphe Menjou.

Others Born in 1890

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1963

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Stroud ranks 3,195 out of 15,968Before him are Bernie Mac (1957), Patsy Cline (1932), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Adrienne Rich (1929), Red Auerbach (1917), and Serena Williams (1981). After him are Besse Cooper (1896), John Ritter (1948), Stuart Gordon (1947), Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857), Edward Kasner (1878), and Diana Serra Cary (1918).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Robert Stroud ranks 43Before him are Baby Face Nelson (1908), Joseph Valachi (1904), Sam Giancana (1908), David Berkowitz (1953), Jerry Brudos (1939), and Baruch Goldstein (1956). After him are Patty Hearst (1954), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Robert Ford (1862), Carl Panzram (1892), Golden State Killer (1945), and Dean Corll (1939).