Taurus Criminals

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Rank the Most Wicked Taurus Criminals

 1 
H. H. Holmes
(Serial Killer)

H. H. Holmes
38
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
35
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
(President of Iraq (1979-2003))

Saddam Hussein
82
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
(Serial Killer)

Karla Homolka
76
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 
Albert Fish
(Serial Killer)

Albert Fish
33
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.

 6 
Jack Ruby
(Assassin of of Lee Harvey Oswald)

Jack Ruby
9
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 
John Wilkes Booth
(Assassin of President Abraham Lincoln)

John Wilkes Booth
30
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.
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 8 
Susan Atkins
(Murderer)

Susan Atkins
23
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. 

 9 
Johnny Ringo
(American Old West outlaw)

Johnny Ringo
4
Birthdate: May 3, 1850
Birthplace: Greens Fork, Indiana, United States
Died: July 13, 1882

 10 
Tony Accardo
(Gangster)

Tony Accardo
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 22, 1992

 11 
Nathuram Godse
(Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi)

Nathuram Godse
41
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.

 12 

Leslie Grantham
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1947
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: June 15, 2018

 13 

Anthony Provenzano
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1917
Birthplace: Lower East Side, 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. 

 14 
Martha Beck
(Serial Killer)

Martha Beck
8
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Birthplace: Milton, Florida, United States
Died: March 8, 1951

 15 

Bartholomew Roberts
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1682
Birthplace: Puncheston, United Kingdom
Died: February 10, 1722

 16 
Gregory Scarpa
(Criminal)

Gregory Scarpa
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1928
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1994

 17 
Philip Testa
(Mafia Boss)

Philip Testa
5
Birthdate: April 21, 1924
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15, 1981

 18 
Issei Sagawa
(Public orator)

Issei Sagawa
9
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.

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 19 
Carroll Cole
(Serial killer)

Carroll Cole
1
Birthdate: May 9, 1938
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Died: December 6, 1985

 20 
Jonathan Wild
(Criminal)

Jonathan Wild
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1683
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Died: May 24, 1725
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 21 
Jean Harris
(Author)

Jean Harris
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 23, 2012

 22 
Dave Meggett
(American Football Player)

Dave Meggett
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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 23 
Abe Reles
(Mobster)

Abe Reles
5
Birthdate: May 10, 1906
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 12, 1941

 24 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)

Pee Wee Kirkland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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 25 
Sam Hurd
(American football player)

Sam Hurd
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1985
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 26 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)

Lewis Powell
0
Birthdate: April 22, 1844
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7, 1865

 27 
Vincent Li
(Criminal)

Vincent Li
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1968
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 28 
Marcia Mistress
(Mistress)

Marcia Mistress
0
Birthdate: May 5, 0167
Birthplace: Anagni, Italy

 29 
Luigi Lucheni
(Assassin)

Luigi Lucheni
0
Birthdate: April 22, 1873
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 19, 1910

 30 
Michele Greco
(Murderer)

Michele Greco
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Birthplace: Ciaculli, Sicily, Italy
Died: February 13, 2008

 31 
Ryan Leaf
(American Football Player)

Ryan Leaf
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1976
Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana, USA

 32 
Joachim von Ribbentrop
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nazi Germany (1938-45))

Joachim von Ribbentrop
8
Birthdate: April 30, 1893
Birthplace: Wesel, Germany
Died: October 16, 1946

German politician Joachim von Ribbentrop was Nazi Germany’s minister of foreign affairs from 1938 to 1945. He let Hitler use his summer house, Schloss Fuschl, for secret Nazi meetings. Ribbentrop was eventually convicted of war crimes and became the first Nuremberg defendant to be hanged to death.

 33 
Earle Nelson
(Criminal)

Earle Nelson
2
Birthdate: May 12, 1897
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 13, 1928

 34 
Reggie Harding
(Basketball player)

Reggie Harding
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1942
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 2, 1972

 35 
Alfred Jodl
(Chief of the Operations Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command (1939-1945))

Alfred Jodl
9
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.

 36 
Leon Czolgosz
(Assassin of American President William McKinley)

Leon Czolgosz
8
Birthdate: May 1, 1873
Birthplace: Alpena, 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.

 37 
Irmgard Möller
(Terrorist)

Irmgard Möller
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1947
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany

 38 
Michael Alig
(Club promoter)

Michael Alig
7
Birthdate: April 29, 1966
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA

 39 
Timothy McVeigh
(Terrorist)

Timothy McVeigh
21
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.

 40 
Mark David Chapman
(Killer of John Lennon)

Mark David Chapman
38
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.

 41 

Brian Phelps
0
Birthdate: April 21, 1944
Birthplace: Chelmsford, England

 42 
Bernard Madoff
(Fraudster)

Bernard Madoff
40
Birthdate: April 29, 1938
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2021

 43 

Anthony Spilotro
6
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.

 44 
Robert Black
(Serial killer)

Robert Black
5
Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Birthplace: Grangemouth
Died: January 12, 2016

 45 

Giuseppe Morello
5
Birthdate: May 2, 1867
Birthplace: Corleone, Italy
Died: August 15, 1930

 46 
Martin Bryant
(Mass Murderer)

Martin Bryant
9
Birthdate: May 7, 1967
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

 47 

Felicia Pearson
8
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Best known for her role in HBO production, The Wire, Felicia Pearson started dealing in drugs as a teenager before being incarcerated for second degree murder, earning her GED while in prison. On her release, she was picked up for a role in The Wire, kickstarting her career as actor and rapper. She published her memoir, Grace After Midnight, in 2007.

 48 
Levi Bellfield
(Serial killer)

Levi Bellfield
35
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Birthplace: Isleworth, London, England

 49 
Anwar al-Awlaki
(Islamic preacher)

Anwar al-Awlaki
8
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.

 50 
Sture Bergwall
(Swedish man previously believed to have been a serial killer (1993–2002))

Sture Bergwall
1
Birthdate: April 26, 1950
Birthplace: Falun, Sweden