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List of Famous Outlaws

List of famous outlaws, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top outlaws in the world? This includes the most prominent outlaws, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable outlaws is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic outlaws were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned outlaws.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including John Wesley Hardin and Pancho Villa.

From reputable, prominent, and well known outlaws to the lesser known outlaws of today, these are some of the best professionals in the outlaw field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous outlaws ever?" and "What are the names of famous outlaws?" then you're in the right place. (15 items)

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    José Doroteo Arango Arámbula – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa or his nickname Pancho Villa – was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. As commander of the División del Norte, he was the veritable caudillo of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, which, given its ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 45 (1878-1923)
    • Birthplace: Durango, Mexico
    • Profession: Soldier
    • Credits: The Life of General Villa, Life of Villa
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    John Wesley Hardin was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk icon of the Old West. Hardin found himself in trouble with the law at an early age, and spent the majority of his life being pursued by both local lawmen and federal troops during the Reconstruction Era. He often used the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1853-1895)
    • Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Gunfighter, Cowboy, Lawyer, Teacher
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    William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed twenty-one men, but it is generally believed that he killed eight. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 22 (1859-1881)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Cowboy
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    Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) was born in Ellis County, Texas, near Telico, a town just south of Dallas. He was the fifth of seven children of Henry Basil Barrow (1874–1957) and Cumie T. Walker (1874–1943), a poor farming family that emigrated, piecemeal, to Dallas in the early ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 25 (1909-1934)
    • Birthplace: Texas, United States of America
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    Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch gang in the American Old West. After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton detective ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 42 (1866-1908)
    • Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States of America
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    Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr. was an American Old West scout, who carried out varied roles as hired gunman, Pinkerton, range detective, cowboy, and soldier. Believed to have committed 17 murders as a hired gunman in the West, in 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1860-1903)
    • Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Detective, Law enforcement officer
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    The impenitent thief was one of the two thieves who was crucified alongside Jesus. According to the Gospels, he taunted Jesus about not saving himself, while the penitent thief asked for mercy. The impenitent thief is given the apocryphal name Gestas, which first appears in the Gospel of Nicodemus, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (19 BC-33)
    • Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
    • Profession: Highwayman, Robber
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    Big Nose George

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    George Parrott, also known as Big Nose George, Big beak Parrott, George Manuse and George Warden, was a cattle rustler and highwayman in the American Wild West in the late 19th century. His skin was made into a pair of shoes after his execution and part of his skull was used as an ashtray. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    James Copeland

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    James Copeland was an American outlaw during the early nineteenth century whose crimes took place mostly in Mississippi and Alabama. He was born in Jackson County, Mississippi. He was the co-leader of a gang known as the Wages and Copeland Clan. On October 30, 1857, Copeland was executed by hanging in ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 34 (1823-1857)
    • Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America
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    Roy Daugherty

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    Arkansas Tom was an actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1870-1924)
    • Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws
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    Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) was born in Rowena, Texas, the second of three children. Her father, Charles Parker, a bricklayer, died when Bonnie was four. Her mother, Emma Krause, moved with the children to her parents' home in Cement City, an industrial suburb of Dallas, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 24 (1910-1934)
    • Birthplace: Rowena, Texas, United States of America
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    Sam Bass

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    Sam Bass was a 19th-century American Old West train robber and outlaw. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 27 (1851-1878)
    • Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States of America
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    Antonio Correa Cotto

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    Antonio Correa Cotto, also known simply as Correa Cotto, was the first outlaw to gain legendary status in Puerto Rico. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1926-1952)
    • Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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    Belle Starr

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    Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr, was a notorious American outlaw. Belle associated with the James-Younger gang and other outlaws. She was convicted of horse theft in 1883. Her story was popularized by novelist Richard Fox and later became a popular character in television ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 41 (1848-1889)
    • Birthplace: Carthage, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Fence
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    L.H. Musgrove

    L. H. Musgrove was an outlaw of the American West who was sprung from jail in Denver, Colorado, and hanged by a vigilante mob. Over a number of years, he was charged with several murders and the theft of horses. Musgrove was born in Como in Panola County in northwestern Mississippi. He left the American ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Como, Mississippi, United States of America
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