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List of famous serial killers in the world. The most notorious serial killers are found on this page. This list of murderers is alphabetical by first name and can be sorted by any column. There's UK serial killers and American serial killers here. This list of the most well-known serial killers can be copied to make your very own list of the most famous serial killers in history, should you be so morbidly inclined.

Who are the most famous serial killers in history? Celebrity serial killers are few and far between, so the world's most well-known serial killers aren't something to be taken lightly. Take a look at this list and you'll see who is considered amongst the worst serial killers ever.
Abdul Latif Sharif is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Mexico, Egyptian national alleged to be responsible for dozens of murders in Ciudad Juárez

Abdul Latif Sharif, was an Egyptian chemist and chief suspect in the Juárez killings, a decade-long murder spree that began in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez in the early 1990s. Sharif immigrated to the United States in 1970 to work as a high-paid research chemist for a series of U.S. companies, ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1947-2006)

Birthplace: Egypt

Cause Of Death: Natural causes

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Adolfo Constanzo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Mexico, AKA "The Godfather of Matamoros"; serial killer and cult leader in Mexico; committed suicide in 1989

Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo was an American serial killer, drug dealer and cult leader. His nickname was El Padrino de Matamoros. ...more

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Age: Died at 27 (1962-1989)

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Cause Of Death: Suicide

Place Of Death: Mexico City, Mexico

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Ahmad Suradji is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Indonesia, admitted to killing 42 women; sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on July 10, 2008

Ahmad Suradji was a serial killer in Indonesia. Suradji, a cattle-breeder born on 10 January 1949, was executed July 10, 2008. He was also known as Nasib Kelewang, or by his alias Datuk. He admitted to killing 42 girls and women over a period of 11 years. His victims ranged in age from 11 to 30, and ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1949-2008)

Birthplace: Medan, Indonesia

Cause Of Death: Execution by firing squad, Capital punishment

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Alexander Pichushkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Russia, AKA "The Chessboard Killer"; convicted of 48 murders; confessed to killing 63

Alexander Yuryevich "Sasha" Pichushkin, also known as The Chessboard Killer and The Bitsa Park Maniac, is a Russian serial killer. He is believed to have killed at least 49 people, and possibly as many as 60, in southwest Moscow's Bitsa Park, where a number of the victims' bodies were found. ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Mytishchi, Russia

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Allan Legere is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Canada, AKA "Monster of the Miramichi"; killer of five individuals

Allan Legere is a Canadian serial killer and arsonist, also known as the Monster of the Miramichi, in reference to a reign of terror he inflicted upon residents of the Miramichi River valley of New Brunswick in 1989. ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Chatham, Miramichi, Canada

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Amelia Dyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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UK, murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896

Amelia Elizabeth Dyer was one of the most prolific serial-killers in history, murdering infants in her care over a 20 year period in Victorian England. She was tried and hanged for one murder, but there is little doubt she was responsible for many more similar deaths—possibly 400 or more. ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1837-1896)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Place Of Death: Newgate Prison, London, United Kingdom

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Anatoly Onoprienko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Ukraine, AKA "The Terminator"; murdered 59 people from 1989 until his capture in 1996

Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko was a Ukrainian serial killer and mass murderer. He is also known by the nicknames "The Beast of Ukraine", "The Terminator", and "Citizen O". After police arrested the 37-year-old former forestry student on April 16, 1996, Onoprienko confessed to killing 52 people. ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1959-2013)

Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine

Cause Of Death: Heart failure

Place Of Death: Zhytomyr, Ukraine

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Andrei Chikatilo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Serial Killers in History
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Russia, AKA "The Rostov Ripper"; killed 52 women and children throughout the Soviet Union; arrested, convicted and executed in 1994

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1936-1994)

Birthplace: Sumy Oblast, Ukraine

Cause Of Death: Execution by shooting

Place Of Death: Novocherkassk, Russia

Children: Lyudmila Chikatilo, Yuri Chikatilo

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