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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.

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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)
Pancho Villa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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

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Age: Died at 45 (1878-1923)

Birthplace: Mexico, Durango

Profession: Soldier

Credits: The Life of General Villa, Life of Villa

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John Wesley Hardin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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

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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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Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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 ...more

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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 Barrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 25 (1909-1934)

Birthplace: Texas, United States of America

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Butch Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1866-1908)

Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, United States of America

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Tom Horn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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

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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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Gestas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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

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Age: Died at 52 (19 BC-33)

Birthplace: Galilee, Israel

Profession: Highwayman, Robber

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Big Nose George is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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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

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Birthplace: United States of America

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