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List of famous serial killers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top serial killers in the world? This includes the most prominent serial killers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable serial killers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic serial killers 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 serial killers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known serial killers to the lesser known serial killers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the serial killer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous serial killers ever?" and "What are the names of famous serial killers?" then you're in the right place. (434 items)
Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia, cannibalism and the permanent ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1960-1994)

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Criminal

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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people, actress Sharon Tate and four other people ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Criminal

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John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American serial killer and rapist who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. All of Gacy's known murders ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Clown

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. Shortly before his execution, after more than a decade of denials, he confessed to 30 homicides committed in ...more

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Age: Died at 43 (1946-1989)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Profession: Criminal

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Dennis Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Dennis Andrew Nilsen is a British serial killer and necrophiliac, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer and the Kindly Killer, who committed the murders of a minimum of 12 young men in a series of killings committed between 1978 and 1983 in London, England. Convicted of six counts of murder and ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Fraserburgh, United Kingdom

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Dean Corll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Dean Arnold Corll was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light only after Henley fatally shot Corll. Corll ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1939-1973)

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

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Andrei Chikatilo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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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

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Albert Fish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Notable Serial Killer(s)
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Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1870-1936)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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