19th Century Murderers

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Rank the Most Wicked 19th Century Murderers
 1 
Jack the Ripper
(Unidentified Serial Killer Active in the East End of London in 1888)
Jack the Ripper
79
Birthplace: England

Jack the Ripper was anl unidentified serial killer who predominantly targeted female prostitutes living and working in the ghetto of the East End of London. Since the murders were never solved, Jack the Ripper became infamous folklore in England. The murders were so cleverly done that the authorities were not even able to ascertain the killer's gender.

 2 
Billy the Kid
60
Birthdate: November 17, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14, 1881

Billy the Kid was a gunfighter of the American Old West whose notoriety grew when he escaped from jail after killing two sheriff's deputies. He remains one of the most notorious personalities of the American Old West, whose life has been often dramatized in popular culture. His story has inspired over 50 films, including Billy the Kid, and The Outlaw.

 3 
Ned Kelly
(Australian Bushranger, Gang Leader and Convicted Police-Murderer)
Ned Kelly
62
Birthdate: 1854
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beveridge, Australia
Died: November 11, 1880

The Robin Hood of Australia for many and villain for others, Ned Kelly become immortal not just for his murderous confrontation with the police, but also for his reported last words “such is life”. The bushranger and outlaw remains a cult figure in Australia even a century after his execution. His sympathizers considered his as a champion of the poor.

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 4 
John Wilkes Booth
(American Stage Actor Who Assassinated United States President Abraham Lincoln)
John Wilkes Booth
42
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died: April 26, 1865
John Wilkes Booth was a stage actor belonging to the Maryland-based Booth theatrical family. He was a Confederate supporter and disagreed with President Abraham Lincoln. He thus shot and killed Lincoln in April 1865. Though Booth fled, he was tracked down and killed in Virginia 12 days later.
 5 
Johnny Ringo
(American Old West outlaw)
Johnny Ringo
5
Birthdate: May 3, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greens Fork, Indiana, United States
Died: July 13, 1882
 6 
John Wesley Hardin
(Gunfighter)
John Wesley Hardin
9
Birthdate: May 26, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States
Died: August 19, 1895
 7 
Robert Stroud
(US Convicted Killer Who Became an Ornithologist and an Author in Prison)
Robert Stroud
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21, 1963
 8 
Grace Marks
5
Birthdate: 1828
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ulster
Died: 1873 AD
 9 
Hawley Harvey Crippen
(Homeopath & Killer of His Wife)
Hawley Harvey Crippen
4
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coldwater, Michigan, United States
Died: November 23, 1910
 10 
Marguerite Alibert
(French Socialite Who Became a Royal Courtesan)
Marguerite Alibert
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2, 1971

Born to working-class parents, Marguerite Alibert initially sang at local bars and worked as a prostitute. She later became Prince Edward’s (later King Edward VIII of the UK) courtesan. She shot her second husband, Ali Fahmy, to death at Savoy Hotel but got away by showcasing herself as a victim of brutality.

 11 
Leon Czolgosz
(American Steelworker and Anarchist Who Assassinated President William McKinley)
Leon Czolgosz
12
Birthdate: May 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: October 29, 1901

Steelworker Leon Czołgosz was an anarchist who assassinated President William McKinley. He shot McKinley twice from point-blank range on September 6, 1901, and the president died of his wounds on September 14. Czołgosz was eventually convicted and executed for his crime. He was the main character in the musical Assassins.

 12 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)
Minnie Dean
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1895
 13 
George Atzerodt
(Criminal)
George Atzerodt
1
Birthdate: June 12, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anrode, Germany
Died: July 7, 1865
 14 
Giuseppe Morello
6
Birthdate: May 2, 1867
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Corleone, Italy
Died: August 15, 1930
 15 
Mary Jane Kelly
(Criminal)
Mary Jane Kelly
5
Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: November 9, 1888
 16 
Edward H. Rulloff
(Doctor, Lawyer)
Edward H. Rulloff
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: May 18, 1871
 17 
Martha Rendell
(Criminal)
Martha Rendell
7
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909
 18 
Marie Lafarge
(First French Person to be Publicly Convicted Based on Direct Forensic Toxicological Evidence for Murdering Her Husband)
Marie Lafarge
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 7, 1852
 19 
Martha Needle
(Serial killer)
Martha Needle
4
Birthdate: April 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morgan, Australia
Died: October 22, 1894
 20 
Gaetano Bresci
(Anarchist)
Gaetano Bresci
2
Birthdate: November 10, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coiano, Italy
Died: May 22, 1901
 21 
Luigi Lucheni
(Italian Anarchist Who Assassinated Empress Elisabeth of Austria)
Luigi Lucheni
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1873
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 19, 1910

Italian anarchist Luigi Lucheni was initially part of the Italian army. He later became determined to kill a member of the elite class and zeroed in on Empress Elisabeth of Austria. He stabbed Elisabeth with a file and was sentenced to life imprisonment, but was eventually found hanged in his cell.

 22 
Wafa Idris
(First Palestinian female suicide bomber)
Wafa Idris
2
Birthdate: February 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Am'ari Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestinian territories
Died: January 27, 2002
 23 
William Burke
(Criminal)
William Burke
5
Birthdate: 1792 AD
Birthplace: Urney, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1829
 24 
Giuseppe Marco Fieschi
(Main Conspirator in an Attempted Murder of King Louis-Philippe of France)
Giuseppe Marco Fieschi
0
Birthdate: December 13, 1790
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bocognano, France
Died: February 19, 1836

Giuseppe Marco Fieschi was a French man best remembered as the main conspirator in an attempted murder of King Louis-Philippe of France in 1835. Although the attack on Louis Philippe I and his entourage killed 18 people, the king escaped with a minor wound and Giuseppe Marco Fieschi was quickly captured. He was subsequently tried and executed.

 25 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)
Lewis Powell
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7, 1865
 26 
Kate Webster
(Murderer of Julia Martha Thomas)
Kate Webster
0
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: July 29, 1879
 27 
Servant Girl Annihilator
5
Birthplace: United States
 28 
John Makin
(Serial killer)
John Makin
1
Birthdate: February 14, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: August 15, 1893
Patrick Eugene Prendergast
0
Birthdate: April 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Inisbofin, Ireland
Died: July 13, 1894
 30 
Crawford Goldsby
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, United States
Died: March 17, 1896
 31 
Lela Pandak Lam
(Revolutionary)
Lela Pandak Lam
0
Birthplace: Malaysia
Died: January 20, 1877
 32 
Marie Manning
(Murderer)
Marie Manning
1
Birthdate: 1821 AD
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: November 13, 1849
 33 
Madan Lal Dhingra
(Revolutionary, Criminal)
Madan Lal Dhingra
6
Birthdate: February 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: August 17, 1909
 34 
Josefa Segovia
(Murderer)
Josefa Segovia
0
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: July 5, 1851
 35 
Charles Peace
(English Murderer and Burglar Whose Story Has Inspired Numerous Filmmakers and Authors)
Charles Peace
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Darnall, Sheffield, England
Died: February 25, 1879

Charles Peace was an English murderer and burglar who achieved notoriety in the 1870s. He is perhaps best remembered for killing a man named Dyson after obsessing over Dyson's wife. After evading arrest for several years, Charles Peace was caught in 1878 and executed the following year. His story has inspired numerous filmmakers and authors. 

 36 
Maria Barbella
(Murderer)
Maria Barbella
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ferrandina, Italy
Died: 1902 AD
 37 
James Arcene
(Criminal)
James Arcene
1
Birthdate: 1862 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: June 18, 1885
 38 
Samuel Green
(Criminal)
Samuel Green
3
Birthdate: 1796 AD
Birthplace: Meredith, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 25, 1822
 39 
Jimmy Governor
(Murderer)
Jimmy Governor
4
Birthdate: 1875 AD
Birthplace: New South Wales, Australia
Died: January 18, 1901
 40 
Frances Knorr
(Serial killer)
Frances Knorr
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1894
 41 
Andriza Mircovich
0
Birthdate: 1879 AD
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: May 14, 1913
 42 
John Tapner
(English Murderer and the Last Person to be Executed in Guernsey)
John Tapner
0
Birthdate: March 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England
Died: February 10, 1854

The last person to be executed in Guernsey, John Tapner was convicted of the murder of Elizabeth Saujon, who was knocked unconscious and left to die in a burning house. He was executed in front of a 200-stong audience who had bought tickets to watch him die.