Leo Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Leo Criminals

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Elizabeth Báthory
(Countess, Serial Killer)

Elizabeth Báthory
17
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
(Serial Killer)

Tsutomu Miyazaki
19
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 
Diane Downs
(Criminal)

Diane Downs
7
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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 4 
George Jung
(Drug Trafficker)

George Jung
9
Birthdate: August 6, 1942
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 5, 2021
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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 5 

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
20
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.

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Salvatore Maranzano
0
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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 7 
Jihadi John
(British Militant Seen in Several 'ISIS' Videos Showing the Beheadings of Numerous Hostages in 2014 and 2015)

Jihadi John
11
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.

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 8 
Carmine Persico
(Mobster, Boss of the Colombo Crime Family)

Carmine Persico
4
Birthdate: August 8, 1937
Birthplace: Brooklyn, 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.

 9 
Dutch Schultz
(Gangster)

Dutch Schultz
4
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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Anthony Salerno
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1911
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 27, 1992
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 11 
Luka Magnotta
(Murderer)

Luka Magnotta
27
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.

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Pamela Smart
(Murder Conspiracy Convict)

Pamela Smart
3
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.

 13 
Charles Harrelson
(Hitman, Organized crime figure)

Charles Harrelson
5
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.

 14 
Myra Hindley
(Murderer Who Raped and Killed Five Children in and Around Manchester Between 1963 and 1965)

Myra Hindley
53
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.

 15 
Phoolan Devi
(Politician, Brigand)

Phoolan Devi
40
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. 

 16 

Caril Ann Fugate
4
Birthdate: July 30, 1943
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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 17 
Gypsy Rose Blanchard
(Masterminded Her Own Mother’s Murder)

Gypsy Rose Blanchard
44
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.

 18 
Bernie Tiede
(Murderer)

Bernie Tiede
2
Birthdate: August 2, 1958
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
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 19 
Alvin Karpis
(Gangster)

Alvin Karpis
6
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.

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Yakub Memon
(Criminal)

Yakub Memon
3
Birthdate: July 30, 1962
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: July 30, 2015
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 21 
Jovan Belcher
(American Football Player)

Jovan Belcher
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Birthplace: West Babylon, Long Island, New York, USA
Died: December 1, 2012

 22 
Cary Stayner
(Serial Killer)

Cary Stayner
16
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.

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 23 
Howard Marks
(Welsh Drug Smuggler and Author of the Bestselling Autobiography, ‘Mr. Nice’)

Howard Marks
2
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.

 24 
Jack Unterweger
(Serial killer)

Jack Unterweger
6
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Birthplace: Judenburg, Styria, Austria
Died: June 29, 1994
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 25 
Bugs Moran
(Gangster)

Bugs Moran
9
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. 

 26 
John George Haigh
(English Serial Killer Nicknamed 'The Acid Bath Murderer' Who Dissolved His Victims in Acid After Killing Them)

John George Haigh
6
Birthdate: July 24, 1909
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
Died: August 10, 1949

 27 
Anatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

Anatoly Onoprienko
8
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. 

 28 

Dhananjoy Chatterjee
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1965
Birthplace: Kuludihi, West Bengal, India
Died: August 15, 2004
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 29 

Estella Marie Thompson
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1969
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA

 30 
Anthony Gaggi
(Capo in the New York Gambino Crime Family Who Supervised the Infamous Demeo Crew)

Anthony Gaggi
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1925
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1988

 31 
Yukio Yamaji
(Serial killer)

Yukio Yamaji
5
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Birthplace: Japan
Died: July 28, 2009

 32 
Martha Rendell
(Criminal)

Martha Rendell
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1871
Birthplace: Australia
Died: October 6, 1909

 33 
Paul Blobel
(Military leader, Criminal)

Paul Blobel
0
Birthdate: August 13, 1894
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7, 1951

 34 
Angelo Ruggiero
(Gangster)

Angelo Ruggiero
2
Birthdate: July 29, 1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 4, 1989

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
13
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.

 36 
Birgit Hogefeld
(Red Army Faction)

Birgit Hogefeld
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

 37 

Eugène François Vidocq
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1775
Birthplace: Arras, France
Died: May 11, 1857

 38 
Orlando Anderson
(Musicians)

Orlando Anderson
15
Birthdate: August 13, 1974
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Died: May 29, 1998

 39 
Larry Nassar
(Sex Offender)

Larry Nassar
50
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.

 40 

Joran van der Sloot
7
Birthdate: August 6, 1987
Birthplace: Arnhem, 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.

 41 
Gudrun Ensslin
(Far-left terrorist and founder of the West German far-left militant group Red Army Faction)

Gudrun Ensslin
1
Birthdate: August 15, 1940
Birthplace: Bartholomä, Germany
Died: October 18, 1977

 42 
Amy Fisher
(Best Known for Shooting and Severely Wounding 'Mary Jo Buttafuoco', the Wife of Her Lover 'Joey Buttafuoco')

Amy Fisher
22
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.

 43 
William C. Quantrill
(Confederate guerrilla leader)

William C. Quantrill
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1837
Birthplace: Canal Dover, Ohio, United States
Died: June 6, 1865

 44 
Richard Reid
(Terrorist)

Richard Reid
7
Birthdate: August 12, 1973
Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom

 45 
John Connolly
(Intelligence agent, Criminal)

John Connolly
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1940
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 46 

Raymond Washington
7
Birthdate: August 14, 1953
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1979

 47 
Ronald Biggs
(Robber)

Ronald Biggs
5
Birthdate: August 8, 1929
Birthplace: Stockwell, Lambeth, London, England
Died: December 18, 2013

 48 
Anthony Sowell
(American serial killer)

Anthony Sowell
12
Birthdate: August 19, 1959
Birthplace: Ohio

 49 

Abu Bakar Bashir
1
Birthdate: August 17, 1938
Birthplace: Jombang Regency

Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim cleric. He co-founded the Al-Mukmin boarding school and is the leader of Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. According to the United Nations, he is the spiritual head of the extremist Islamist terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah that has links with Al-Qaeda. He was once imprisoned for supporting a jihadi training camp. He was released in 2021. 

 50 
John Battaglia
(Murderer)

John Battaglia
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1955
Birthplace: Dallas County, Texas, United States
Died: February 1, 2018