Taurus Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Taurus Criminals
 1 
H. H. Holmes
(American Serial Killer and Con Artist)
H. H. Holmes
66
Birthdate: May 16, 1861
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 7, 1896
American serial killer H.H. Holmes was sentenced to death for the murder of his accomplice Benjamin Pitezel but confessed to 27 murders and might have killed almost 200 people. He had set up a hotel, later known as the Murder Castle, specifically for this purpose. He inspired a bestselling book.
 2 
Frank Abagnale
(Impostor, Fraudster)
Frank Abagnale
45
Birthdate: April 27, 1948
Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States

Frank Abagnale’s life story inspired the film Catch Me If You Can. He was a con man, imposter and did check forgery from the age 15 to 21. He assumed the identities of an airline pilot, a physician and a lawyer, among others. He was eventually arrested and after spending few years in prison started working for the federal government.

 3 
Saddam Hussein
(5th President of Iraq (1979-2003))
Saddam Hussein
118
Birthdate: April 28, 1937
Birthplace: Al Awja, Iraq
Died: December 30, 2006

Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq as its president from 1979 to 2003. Described as one of the last of the great dictators of the 20th century, his regime caused the deaths of at least 250,000 Iraqis. Saddam was deposed in 2003 when a U.S led coalition invaded Iraq. Accused of crimes against humanity, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death in 2006.

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 4 
Karla Homolka
(Canadian Serial Killer)
Karla Homolka
114
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Birthplace: Port Credit, Mississauga, Canada

Karla Homolka raped and killed three minors along with her ex-husband Paul Bernardo. After their arrest, Bernardo was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Homolka served 12 years in prison following a plea bargain. Although she had claimed that she was an unwilling accomplice to the killings, a videotape that surfaced after the plea bargain suggested otherwise, resulting in public outrage.

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 5 
John Wilkes Booth
(American Stage Actor Who Assassinated United States President Abraham Lincoln)
John Wilkes Booth
42
Birthdate: May 10, 1838
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.
 6 
Jack Ruby
(American Nightclub Owner Who Murdered Lee Harvey Oswald)
Jack Ruby
14
Birthdate: April 25, 1911
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 3, 1967

Jack Ruby was a Dallas nightclub owner who shot Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of the 35th US President, John F Kennedy. Jack Ruby was charged with first-degree murder. He died of cancer in January 1967 in a hospital just after The Texas Court of Appeals had reversed his death sentence and was slated to grant him a new trial.

 7 
Albert Fish
(Serial Killer)
Albert Fish
55
Birthdate: May 19, 1870
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 16, 1936

Albert Fish was an American cannibal, child rapist, and serial killer. Fish confessed to three murders out of the five murders for which he was suspected. However, he claimed to have victimized about 100 people and boasted of having children in every state. His crimes and the subsequent execution by electric chair were dramatized in the film The Gray Man.

 8 
Johnny Ringo
(American Old West outlaw)
Johnny Ringo
5
Birthdate: May 3, 1850
Birthplace: Greens Fork, Indiana, United States
Died: July 13, 1882
 9 
Issei Sagawa
(Japanese Murderer, Cannibal and Necrophile)
Issei Sagawa
17
Birthdate: April 26, 1949
Birthplace: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Issei Sagawa is a Japanese murderer, necrophile, and cannibal. He garnered international attention when he murdered, mutilated, cannibalized, and raped Renée Hartevelt's corpse for several days in Paris in 1981. Although he was arrested, Sagawa was released two years later after being found legally insane. Issei Sagawa has been the subject of many documentary films.

 10 
Susan Atkins
(American Murderer and Member of Charles Manson's Crime Family)
Susan Atkins
38
Birthdate: May 7, 1948
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 24, 2009

Susan Atkins was an American murderer who was convicted for participating in eight killings, including the infamous Tate murders, carried out by members of the Manson Family. Sentenced to life imprisonment, Atkins was the longest-serving female inmate in California history at the time of her death. 

 11 
Tony Accardo
(Gangster)
Tony Accardo
8
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 22, 1992
 12 
Anthony Spilotro
8
Birthdate: May 19, 1938
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 14, 1986
Anthony Spilotro, or Tony the Ant, was a gangster who was part of the Chicago Outfit. He led the Hole in the Wall Gang, which he had created in Las Vegas, and also managed the illegal casino business of the Outfit. He ended up being murdered by his opponents.
 13 
Timothy McVeigh
(American Domestic Terrorist Who Was Responsible for the 1995 ‘Oklahoma City Bombing’)
Timothy McVeigh
31
Birthdate: April 23, 1968
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Died: June 11, 2001

A Gulf War veteran, Timothy McVeigh made headlines after carrying out the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. He defended his actions saying that he wanted to inspire a revolution against what he considered a tyrannical government. The bombing remains the most malignant act of domestic terrorism in American history. He was executed by lethal injection in 2001.

 14 
Anthony Provenzano
(American Gangster Who was a Powerful Caporegime in the Genovese Crime Family New Jersey Faction)
Anthony Provenzano
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 1988
Anthony Provenzano, better known as Tony Pro, was a caporegime of the New Jersey faction of the Genovese crime family. He was close to Jimmy Hoffa, the director of the labor union Teamsters Union. The 2019  Martin Scorsese movie The Irishman featured actor Stephen Graham in Provenzano’s role. 
 15 
Vincent Li
(Criminal)
Vincent Li
4
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
 16 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)
Martha Beck
11
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951
 17 
Alfred Jodl
(Chief of the Operations Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command (1939 - 1945))
Alfred Jodl
11
Birthdate: May 10, 1890
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: October 16, 1946

Alfred Jodl was a German colonel-general who played an important role throughout World War II by serving as Chief of the Operations Staff of a German Armed Forces High Command called the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. After the war, Jodl was tried at the Nuremberg trials and was found guilty on charges, such as crimes against humanity and war crimes.

 18 
Bartholomew Roberts
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1682
Birthplace: Puncheston, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1722
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 19 
Leslie Grantham
(Best Known for His Role of 'Dirty Den Watts' from the BBC Soap Opera 'EastEnders')
Leslie Grantham
5
Birthdate: April 30, 1947
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: June 15, 2018

Best known as the villain Dirty Den from the BBC soap EastEnders, Leslie Grantham initially worked as a soldier with the Royal Fusiliers of the British Army. Convicted of the murder of a cab driver in Germany, he spent a decade in prison. He later attempted suicide as aftermath of a sex scandal.

 20 
Ryan Leaf
(American Football Player)
Ryan Leaf
4
Birthdate: May 15, 1976
Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana, USA
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Leon Czolgosz
(American Steelworker and Anarchist Who Assassinated President William McKinley)
Leon Czolgosz
12
Birthdate: May 5, 1873
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.

 22 
Jean Harris
(Author)
Jean Harris
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23, 2012
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 23 
Carroll Cole
(Serial killer)
Carroll Cole
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1938
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 6, 1985
 24 
Dave Meggett
(American Football Player)
Dave Meggett
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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 25 
Jonathan Wild
(Criminal)
Jonathan Wild
3
Birthdate: May 6, 1683
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Died: May 24, 1725
 26 
Michael Alig
(Club promoter)
Michael Alig
7
Birthdate: April 29, 1966
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
 27 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)
Pee Wee Kirkland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 28 
Abe Reles
(Mobster)
Abe Reles
5
Birthdate: May 10, 1906
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 1941
 29 
Nathuram Godse
(Assassin of Indian Independence Leader ‘Mahatma Gandhi’)
Nathuram Godse
50
Birthdate: May 19, 1910
Birthplace: Baramati, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 15, 1949

Nathuram Godse was an Indian man who gained notoriety for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi, a popular figure in India's successful campaign for independence from British rule. He was an advocate of Hindu nationalism and opposed many of Gandhi’s political views. He shot Gandhi thrice at point-blank range on 30 January 1948. Godse was later executed for this crime.

 30 
Sam Hurd
(American football player)
Sam Hurd
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
 31 
Philip Testa
(Mafia Boss)
Philip Testa
9
Birthdate: April 21, 1924
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15, 1981
 32 
Sture Bergwall
(Swedish man previously believed to have been a serial killer (1993–2002))
Sture Bergwall
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Birthplace: Falun, Sweden
 33 
Giuseppe Morello
6
Birthdate: May 2, 1867
Birthplace: Corleone, Italy
Died: August 15, 1930
 34 
Michele Greco
(Murderer)
Michele Greco
2
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Birthplace: Ciaculli, Sicily, Italy
Died: February 13, 2008
 35 
Irmgard Möller
(Terrorist)
Irmgard Möller
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1947
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
 36 
Maxim Martsinkevich
(Nazi activist and the leader and co-founder of the Restruct movement which manifested in post-Soviet countries)
Maxim Martsinkevich
1
Birthdate: May 8, 1984
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 16, 2020

Maxim Martsinkevich was a Russian media personality, nationalist activist, and vlogger. He is credited with co-founding the Restruct movement, which among many objectives, aimed at propagating neo-nazi views among youth. Martsinkevich was indicted on multiple occasions for inciting ethnic or racial hatred. In 2020, Maxim Martsinkevich was found dead under mysterious circumstances.

 37 
Marcia Mistress
(Mistress)
Marcia Mistress
1
Birthdate: May 5, 0167
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy
 38 
Mark David Chapman
(Killer of John Lennon)
Mark David Chapman
42
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Mark David Chapman gained notoriety after murdering popular English singer-songwriter, John Lennon, of Beatles. A fan of the Beatles, Chapman said he was frustrated with Lennon's public statements and lifestyle. He even admitted that he contemplated murdering Paul McCartney, Ronald Reagan, and Johnny Carson. His story formed the bases of films like Chapter 27 and The Killing of John Lennon.

 39 
Bernard Madoff
(Fraudster)
Bernard Madoff
41
Birthdate: April 29, 1938
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2021
 40 
Luigi Lucheni
(Italian Anarchist Who Assassinated Empress Elisabeth of Austria)
Luigi Lucheni
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1873
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.

 41 
Martin Bryant
(Mass Murderer)
Martin Bryant
9
Birthdate: May 7, 1967
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
 42 
Levi Bellfield
(British Serial Killer Who Was Found Guilty of Murdering Three Women)
Levi Bellfield
41
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Birthplace: Isleworth, London, England

Levi Bellfield is an English sex offender, serial killer, rapist, burglar, and kidnapper. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2008 after he was found guilty of the murders of Amélie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell. Levi Bellfield is currently imprisoned at HM Prison Frankland. The investigation that led to Levi Bellfield's arrest was dramatized in a TV drama titled Manhunt.

 43 
Anwar al-Awlaki
(First U.S. Citizen to Be Targeted and Killed By a Drone Strike from the U.S. Government)
Anwar al-Awlaki
10
Birthdate: April 22, 1971
Birthplace: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Died: September 30, 2011

Al-Qaeda terrorist and Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, initially a university lecturer, had been involved in a number of terrorist attack plots, including one in which they had planned to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane. American-born Yemeni Awlaki died in a drone strike ordered by Barack Obama in 2011.

 44 
Earle Nelson
(Criminal)
Earle Nelson
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1897
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 13, 1928
 45 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)
Lewis Powell
2
Birthdate: April 22, 1844
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7, 1865
 46 
Ramzi Yousef
(Terrorist)
Ramzi Yousef
16
Birthdate: April 27, 1968
Birthplace: Kuwait
 47 
Robert Black
(Serial killer)
Robert Black
9
Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Birthplace: Grangemouth
Died: January 12, 2016
 48 
Fabio Ochoa Vásquez
(Former Key Member of 'Medellín Cartel', Serving 30-Year Prison Term in the US)
Fabio Ochoa Vásquez
6
Birthdate: May 2, 1957
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
 49 
Reggie Harding
(Basketball player)
Reggie Harding
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1942
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 2, 1972
 50 
Brian Phelps
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1944
Birthplace: Chelmsford, England