Leo Criminals

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 1 
Elizabeth Báthory
(Hungarian Noblewoman and Serial Killer)
Elizabeth Báthory
34
Birthdate: August 7, 1560
Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Hungary
Died: August 21, 1614
Known as The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, Elizabeth Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman who was accused of killing at least 650 young women from 1590 to 1610. She was also accused of cannibalism and bathing in the blood of her victims. She evaded punishment and died in house arrest.
 2 
Tsutomu Miyazaki
(Japanese Serial Killer)
Tsutomu Miyazaki
33
Birthdate: August 21, 1962
Birthplace: Itsukaichi, Tokyo
Died: June 17, 2008
Japanese serial killer, rapist, and cannibal Tsutomu Miyazaki, better known as the Otaku Murderer or the Little Girl Murderer, kidnapped and killed four girls, from ages 4 to 7, and then dismembered the bodies and indulged in necrophilia. He was convicted in 1997 and hanged to death in 2008.
 3 
George Jung
(American Drug Trafficker and Smuggler)
George Jung
17
Birthdate: August 6, 1942
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
George Jung, nicknamed Boston George and El Americano, smuggled cocaine into the U.S., as part of the Medellín Cartel, in the 1970s and the 1980s. He served a 20-year prison term for his crimes. He inspired the biopic Blow and contributed to the fictional account of his life story, Heavy
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Diane Downs
(American Criminal Who Murdererd Her Daughter and Attempted to Murder Her Other Two Children)
Diane Downs
14
Birthdate: August 7, 1955
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Diane Downs killed her own daughter in 1983. She also tried killing her other children and then made up a story about how a man had tried carjacking her and had shot her children. She was sentenced to life plus 50 years but is eligible for parole at age 65. 
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 5 
Carmine Persico
(American Mobster and Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)
Carmine Persico
8
Birthdate: August 8, 1933
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 2019

Gangster and mafia boss Carmine Persico, also known as The Snake, Junior, and Immortal, led the New York-based Colombo crime family for a long time. He had been convicted for a number of crimes, including racketeering and loan-sharking and was serving a 139-year sentence when he died in 2019.

 6 
Salvatore Maranzano
(Italian-American Mobster, Mafia Boss)
Salvatore Maranzano
5
Birthdate: July 31, 1886
Birthplace: Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Died: September 10, 1931
Italian crime lord Salvatore Maranzano was associated with the organized crime sector of Castellammare del Golfo of Sicily. A Cosa Nostra leader, he later joined the Bonanno Crime Family of New York. He initiated the Castellammarese War and formed New York’s Five Families. Lucky Luciano got him murdered.
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Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
33
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Birthplace: Badiraguato Municipality

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo is a convicted Mexican drug lord. He led a now-defunct criminal group called the Guadalajara Cartel alongside Rafael Caro Quintero and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. In 1982, the Drug Enforcement Administration indicted him in a money laundering operation, but he fled back to Mexico where he was finally arrested in 1985.

 8 
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
(Masterminded Her Own Mother’s Murder)
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
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Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Birthplace: Golden Meadow, Louisiana, United States
Gypsy Rose Blanchard came in the public eye after she teamed up with her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Dee Dee was suffering from Munchausen syndrome, which made her create an illusion that Gypsy suffered from several chronic illnesses, whereas Gypsy was a normal child.
 9 
Anthony Salerno
4
Birthdate: August 15, 1911
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 27, 1992
 10 
Dutch Schultz
(American Gangster)
Dutch Schultz
10
Birthdate: August 6, 1901
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: October 24, 1935
American mobster Dutch Schultz had a difficult childhood and grew up to control the New York-based bootlegging and the numbers racket businesses. He was threatened by mobster Lucky Luciano’s gang and also faced two tax evasion trials. His attempt to kill prosecutor Thomas Dewey got him murdered by the Commission.
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Pamela Smart
(Murder Conspiracy Convict)
Pamela Smart
5
Birthdate: August 16, 1967
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Florida-based Pamela Smart made headlines when she was charged with plotting the murder of her husband, Greggory Smart, with her 15-year-old boyfriend, William "Billy" Flynn, and three of his friends. She was eventually convicted and is now serving a life sentence in a maximum-security New York prison.
 12 
Phoolan Devi
(Politician, Brigand)
Phoolan Devi
46
Birthdate: August 10, 1963
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh
Died: July 25, 2001

Phoolan Devi was an Indian bandit who later on became a politician. She was a victim of child marriage and later on gang raped by a group of upper caste men. To  avenge her humiliation she went on to become the leader of gang of bandits  Later on she became a politician and served as Member of Parliament. She was assassinated by an upper caste man. 

 13 
Alvin Karpis
(Depression-Era Gangster and Leader of the 'Barker–Karpis' Gang )
Alvin Karpis
8
Birthdate: August 10, 1907
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 26, 1979

Alvin Karpis was a criminal best remembered for leading the infamous Barker-Karpis gang in the 1930s. Renowned for his sinister smile, Karpis, who was nicknamed Creepy, was captured by the FBI in 1936. He was then sentenced to life imprisonment and was released on parole in 1969. He spent his later years writing memoirs like The Alvin Karpis Story.

 14 
Bugs Moran
(American Gangster and Bootlegger)
Bugs Moran
11
Birthdate: August 21, 1893
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 25, 1957

Bugs Moran was an American gangster whose rivalry with Al Capone, the co-founder of the Chicago Outfit, is regarded as one of the most notorious rivalries in the history of the American Mafia. Over the years, Moran has been depicted in many films, including The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Al Capone, and Gangster Land. 

 15 
Caril Ann Fugate
8
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 16 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)
Myra Hindley
71
Birthdate: July 23, 1942
Birthplace: Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, England
Died: November 15, 2002

Myra Hindley was an English murderer accused of raping and killing five children aged between 10 and 17 along with her partner, Ian Brady. The killings, which were carried out between July 1963 and October 1965, were dubbed the Moors murders. The killings and its aftermath were dramatized and adapted into an award-winning TV film titled Longford.

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 17 
Cary Stayner
(Serial Killer)
Cary Stayner
23
Birthdate: August 13, 1961
Birthplace: Merced, California

Cary Stayner is a serial killer convicted of the murders of four women in 1999. He had a troubled childhood. His brother Steven was a kidnap victim, and Cary himself was allegedly molested as a young boy. As a young man, he became involved with drugs and entered the world of crime. He is currently on death row.

 18 
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
(Religious Leader and Head of the Group 'DSS', Who Was Convicted of Rape and Murder)
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
15
Birthdate: August 15, 1967
Birthplace: Sri Gurusar Modia, Rajasthan, India

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is an Indian social group leader best known as the head of a group named Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS). Prior to his rape conviction in 2017, Ram Rahim was a famous religious leader, music composer, actor, singer, songwriter, writer, and director. In 2015, he was named among the 100 most powerful Indians by The Indian Express.

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 19 
Jovan Belcher
(American Football Player)
Jovan Belcher
4
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Birthplace: West Babylon, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: December 1, 2012
 20 
Estella Marie Thompson
5
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA
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 21 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer')
John George Haigh
12
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

Known as the Acid Bath Murderer, John George Haigh was Known for shooting or beating his victims to death and then dissolving them in sulphuric acid. To his friends, he seemed to be a wealthy man of culture. Though he initially got away with 5 murders, he was caught after his 6th murder.

 22 
Angelo Ruggiero
(Gangster)
Angelo Ruggiero
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 4, 1989
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 23 
Yukio Yamaji
(Serial killer)
Yukio Yamaji
9
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009
 24 
Yakub Memon
(Criminal)
Yakub Memon
6
Birthdate: July 30, 1962
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: July 30, 2015
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 25 
Bernie Tiede
(Murderer)
Bernie Tiede
7
Birthdate: August 2, 1958
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
 26 
Dhananjoy Chatterjee
3
Birthdate: August 14, 1965
Birthplace: Kuludihi, West Bengal, India
Died: August 15, 2004
 27 
Paul Blobel
(Military leader, Criminal)
Paul Blobel
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1894
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7, 1951
 28 
Orlando Anderson
(Musicians)
Orlando Anderson
15
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998
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Martha Rendell
(Criminal)
Martha Rendell
7
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909
 30 
Charles Harrelson
(American Hitman and Organized Crime Figure Who Was Convicted of Assassinating Federal Judge John H. Wood Jr.)
Charles Harrelson
10
Birthdate: July 23, 1938
Birthplace: Lovelady, Texas, United States
Died: March 15, 2007

Charles Harrelson was a hitman who was convicted of assassinating John H. Wood Jr., a U.S. federal judge. Harrelson was the father of Woody Harrelson, who became an actor later, though Harrelson mostly remained estranged from his son. Harrelson's story inspired the 10-episode podcast Son of a Hitman.

 31 
Anatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)
Anatoly Onoprienko
14
Birthdate: July 25, 1959
Birthplace: Zhytomyr
Died: August 27, 2013
Anatoly Onoprienko, also known as The Beast of Ukraine and Citizen O, had grown up in an orphanage after his mother’s death. The Ukrainian serial killer then worked as a sailor and studied forestry, before going on a killing spree that claimed the lives of 52 people. 
 32 
Anthony Gaggi
(Capo in the New York Gambino Crime Family Who Supervised the Infamous Demeo Crew)
Anthony Gaggi
3
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1988
 33 
Elliot Rodger
(Perpetrator)
Elliot Rodger
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England
Died: May 23, 2014
 34 
Larry Nassar
(American Convicted Child Molester and Sex Offender)
Larry Nassar
54
Birthdate: August 16, 1963
Birthplace: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States

A convicted sex offender, Larry Nassar was once the USA Gymnastics national team doctor. He is a former professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. At least 250 young women and girls have accused him of sexual assault. He is currently in prison on charges of sexual assault of minors and child pornography.

 35 
Amy Fisher
(Best Known for Shooting and Severely Wounding 'Mary Jo Buttafuoco', the Wife of Her Lover 'Joey Buttafuoco')
Amy Fisher
24
Birthdate: August 21, 1974
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

Amy Fisher, who came to be known as The Long Island Lolita, made headlines when in 1992, she shot and injured Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving her sentence, she released sex tapes and books such as If I Knew Then.

 36 
Luka Magnotta
(Canadian Former Adult Film Star Who Was Convicted of Murdering Chinese Student Jun Lin)
Luka Magnotta
41
Birthdate: July 24, 1982
Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Luka Magnotta is a Canadian convicted murderer and former pornographic film actor. He was arrested for murdering Jun Lin, an international student from Wuhan. The murder was sensationalized by the media as Luka Magnotta mailed the victim's feet and hands to federal political party offices and elementary schools. The murder inspired a three-part documentary series titled Don't F**k with Cats.

 37 
John Connolly
(Intelligence agent, Criminal)
John Connolly
4
Birthdate: August 1, 1940
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 38 
Joran van der Sloot
(Dutch Convicted Murderer Who Killed Stephany Flores Ramírez)
Joran van der Sloot
12
Birthdate: August 6, 1987
Birthplace: Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands

Currently serving a 28-year sentence for robbing and killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010, Dutch criminal Joran van der Sloot is currently also facing a probable 18-year sentence for smuggling drugs hidden in vegetables. He is allegedly also associated with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

 39 
William C. Quantrill
(Confederate guerrilla leader)
William C. Quantrill
4
Birthdate: July 31, 1837
Birthplace: Canal Dover, Ohio, United States
Died: June 6, 1865
 40 
Jihadi John
(British Militant Seen in Several 'ISIS' Videos Showing the Beheadings of Numerous Hostages in 2014 and 2015)
Jihadi John
30
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Birthplace: Al Jahra, Kuwait
Died: November 12, 2015

Jihadi John was a Kuwaiti-born British militant who is believed to have been the person seen in several ISIL videos that showcased the beheadings of numerous hostages in 2014 and 2015. In November 2015, officials from the US reported that John was hit by a drone strike and his death was confirmed in 2016 by the extremist group ISIL.

 41 
Jack Unterweger
(Serial killer)
Jack Unterweger
10
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Birthplace: Judenburg, Styria, Austria
Died: June 29, 1994
 42 
Raymond Washington
8
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1979
 43 
Richard Reid
(Terrorist)
Richard Reid
8
Birthdate: August 12, 1973
Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom
 44 
Ronald Biggs
(Robber)
Ronald Biggs
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Birthplace: Stockwell, Lambeth, London, England
Died: December 18, 2013
 45 
Anthony Sowell
(American serial killer)
Anthony Sowell
14
Birthdate: August 19, 1959
Birthplace: Ohio
 46 
Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)
Howard Marks
6
Birthdate: August 13, 1945
Birthplace: Kenfig Hill, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: April 10, 2016

An Oxford alumnus, Dennis Howard Marks was an aspiring teacher before chose the world of drugs. He went from consuming cannabis to selling it, and was eventually jailed for 7 years. He used numerous pseudonyms, such as Mr. Nice and Marco Polo, and also penned a bestselling memoir.

 47 
Hissene Habre
(5th President of Chad)
Hissene Habre
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1942
Birthplace: Faya-Largeau, Chad
Died: August 24, 2021
 48 
Kendall Francois
(American serial killer)
Kendall Francois
6
Birthdate: July 26, 1971
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York
Died: September 11, 2014
 49 
John Battaglia
(Murderer)
John Battaglia
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1955
Birthplace: Dallas County, Texas, United States
Died: February 1, 2018
 50 
Donald Neilson
(British Armed Robber, Murderer, and Kidnapper)
Donald Neilson
17
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: December 18, 2011

Donald Neilson was a British armed robber, murderer, and kidnapper. He murdered three men between 1971 and 1974. In January 1975, Neilson killed his kidnap victim Lesley Whittle. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1976 and remained in prison until his demise in 2011. Donald Neilson's life inspired the 1977 film The Black Panther.