Yoo Young-chul

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Yoo Young-chul (유영철) (born 18 April 1970) is a South Korean serial killer, sex offender, and self-confessed cannibal. Admitting to murdering 20 people, mostly prostitutes and wealthy old men, the Seoul Central District Court convicted him of 20 murders (one case was dismissed on a technicality, as this case at Yimoon-dong had been committed by another serial killer Jeong Nam-gyu). Yoo burned three and mutilated at least 11 of his victims, admitting he ate the livers of some of them. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoo Young-chul has received more than 739,193 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Yoo Young-chul is the 175th most popular extremist (down from 160th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 129th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Extremist.

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Among extremists, Yoo Young-chul ranks 175 out of 205. Before him are Stuart Christie, Dick Turpin, Dennis Nilsen, John List, Édouard Vaillant, and John Christie. After him are John Hinckley Jr., Ahmed Jabari, Joseph Paul Franklin, Ahmad Sa'adat, Zacarias Moussaoui, and Ross Ulbricht.

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Among people born in 1970, Yoo Young-chul ranks 123Before him are Stéphane Guivarc'h, Vadim Krasnoselsky, Noureddine Naybet, Erik Zabel, David A. R. White, and Glenn Medeiros. After him are Samantha Mathis, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Elaine Hendrix, Saif Ali Khan, Nathan Jones, and Abelardo Fernández.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Yoo Young-chul ranks 200 out of 774. Before him are Han Hyo-joo (1987), Song Il-gook (1971), Jaegwon Kim (1934), Lee Hyori (1979), Suga (1993), and Yoo Jae-suk (1972). After him are Kim Hyun-joong (1986), Gong Hyo-jin (1980), Jang Hyuk (1976), Kim Jee-woon (1964), D.O. (1993), and Rain (1982).

Among EXTREMISTS In South Korea

Among extremists born in South Korea, Yoo Young-chul ranks 1After him are Seung-Hui Cho (1984).