Seung-Hui Cho

1984 - 2007

Seung-Hui Cho

Seung-Hui Cho (Korean: 조승희, properly Cho Seung-Hui; January 18, 1984 – April 16, 2007) was a Korean-American mass murderer responsible for perpetrating the Virginia Tech shooting, killing 32 people and wounding 17 others with two semi-automatic pistols on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, making it the deadliest school shooting in American history. An additional six people were injured jumping from windows to escape. Cho was a senior-level undergraduate student at the university and committed suicide after police breached the doors of Norris Hall, where most of the shooting had taken place. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seung-Hui Cho has received more than 3,265,286 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 173rd most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Seung-Hui Cho ranks 170 out of 182Before him are Robert Pickton, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, Abubakar Shekau, Anwar al-Awlaki, Karla Homolka, and Ziad Jarrah. After him are Baitullah Mehsud, Yang Xinhai, Ajmal Kasab, Wail al-Shehri, Colin Pitchfork, and Tommy Robinson.

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Among people born in 1984, Seung-Hui Cho ranks 286Before him are Brandy Aniston, Christian Lell, Olga Rypakova, Kelly Osbourne, Nicolas Roche, and Rune Jarstein. After him are Anna Bessonova, Brandon T. Jackson, Andrea Raggi, Godfrey Gao, Marco Huck, and Malek Jaziri. Among people deceased in 2007, Seung-Hui Cho ranks 279Before him are Dan Fogelberg, Kevin DuBrow, Tillie Olsen, Ian Porterfield, Natasja Saad, and Phil O'Donnell. After him are Richard Jeni, Haley Paige, Jeroen Boere, Diego Corrales, Alemão, and Bob Woolmer.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Seung-Hui Cho ranks 245 out of 380Before him are Hwang Young-cho (1970), Kim Young-kwang (1983), Sandara Park (1984), Hyun Jung-hwa (1969), Kwak Tae-hwi (1981), and Ahn Jae-hyun (1987). After him are Lee Seung-woo (1998), Jung Sung-ryong (1985), Lee Joon (null), Lee Ho (1984), Park Ji-yoon (null), and Son Na-eun (1994).

Among EXTREMISTS In South Korea

Among extremists born in South Korea, Seung-Hui Cho ranks 2Before him are Yoo Young-chul (1970).