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Famous Serial Killers in History

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? Take a look at this list and you'll see who is considered amongst the worst serial killers ever.
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    1947 Mexico, Egyptian national alleged to be responsible for dozens of murders in Ciudad ...

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    1962 Mexico, AKA "The Godfather of Matamoros"; serial killer and cult leader in Mexico; ...

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    1949 Indonesia, admitted to killing 42 women; sentenced to death and executed by firing squad on ...

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    1974 Russia, AKA "The Chessboard Killer"; convicted of 48 murders; confessed to killing ...

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    1948 Canada, AKA "Monster of the Miramichi"; killer of five individuals

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    1837 UK, murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896

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    1959 Ukraine, AKA "The Terminator"; murdered 59 people from 1989 until his capture in ...

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    1936 Russia, AKA "The Rostov Ripper"; killed 52 women and children throughout the Soviet ...

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    1760 Germany, Bavarian poisoner; killer of four people; executed in 1811

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    1951 UK, AKA the "Camden Ripper"; convicted of three murders; suspected of at least four ...

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    1976 Finland, poisoner of three men; sentenced to life imprisonment

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    1924 UK, AKA the "Monster Butler"; killed five in the 1970s, three with accomplice ...

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    1936 Norway, geriatric assistant nurse who poisoned 22 dwellers at the Orkdal Alders-Og Sjukeheim ...

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    1954 India, murdered nine teenage girls in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai during a six-month period in ...

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    1877 Hungary, murdered at least 24 women; escaped justice in the confusion of World War I

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    1960 UK, serial arsonist and killer

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    AKA "Auntie Thally"; serial poisoner of at least four family members

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    1896 Australia, AKA "Petiso Orejudo" ("Big Eared Midget"); at 16, killed four ...

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    1965 South Africa, AKA the "Wemmer Pan Killer"; serial rapist; murdered at least 27 ...

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    1964 Ghana, convicted of the strangulation deaths of nine women in Accra; suspected of killing 34; ...

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    1944 India, killed at least 12 Western tourists in Southeast Asia during the 1970s

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    1970 France, nurse sentenced for the murders of at least 30 terminally ill patients

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    1954 UK, AKA "Gay Slayer"; killed five gay men in the early 1990s

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    US, killed four women in the Los Angeles area between 1992 and 1993; charged in 2008 with ...

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    1883 Denmark, childcare provider who killed between nine and 25 children; sentenced to death in ...

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    1886 South Africa, poisoner; killed two husbands and one son; executed in 1932

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    1936 Colombia, AKA "The Beast of the Andes"; 71 alleged victims (most of his victims were ...

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    1730 Russia, 18th century countess who tortured and killed serfs on her estate

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    1951 AKA "Moorhouse murders"; couple from the suburban Perth area responsible for the ...

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    Mexico, AKA "Las Poquianchis"; killed a total of 91; arrested and sentenced to 40 ...

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    1931 poisoner of three individuals

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    1934 France, preyed on young handicapped women

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    1931 killed at least seven people; last person to be hanged in Western Australia

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    1941 UK, AKA "House of Horrors"; she was convicted of 10 murders; both are believed to ...

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    1935 Germany, murdered four women in Hamburg and kept the bodies in his apartment

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    1865 UK, poisoned three women; suspected by some authors of being Jack the Ripper

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    1872 UK, AKA "The Brides in the Bath"; killer of three women

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    1404 France, 15th century satanist and child killer

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    1946 UK, doctor convicted of 15 murders; a later inquiry stated he had killed at least 215 and ...

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    1869 France, killed 11 people; inspired the character of Monsieur Verdoux played by Charlie Chaplin ...

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    1968 Japan, AKA "Suicide Website Murderer"; lured people from suicide clubs promising to ...

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    1960 nurses at the Lainz General Hospital in Vienna who admitted to murdering 49 patients

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    1944 killed at least seven tourists in Belanglo State Forest, New South Wales; suspected in similar ...

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    1950 author and sexual sadist; convicted of 10 murders; believed to have killed 12 women

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    1956 Pakistan, believed to have killed 100 boys

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    1874 France, convicted of the murders of 10 children

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    1962 US, convicted of two rape-murders in Michigan, suspected of more

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    1933 Germany, claimed 13 victims over three decades

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    1909 UK, AKA the "Acid Bath Murderer" and the "Vampire of London"; active in ...

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    1930 UK, child killer and Britain's longest serving prisoner until his death on November 19, 2007 ...

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