List of Famous Outlaws

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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, whether they're from the old west or the time of Jesus.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including old west outlaws like John Wesley Hardin and Mexican revolutionary 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.

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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 (April 13, 1866 – November 7, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was a U.S. train robber and bank robber, and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the U.S. Old West. Parker participated in criminal activity for more than a decade at the end of the 19th century, but the pressures of being pursued by law enforcement, notably the Pinkerton detective agency, forced him to flee the country. He fled with his accomplice Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the "Sundance Kid", and Longabaugh's girlfriend Etta Place. The trio traveled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh are believed to have been killed in a shootout ...more on Wikipedia

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Tom Horn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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Thomas Horn Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American scout, cowboy, soldier, range detective, and Pinkerton agent in the 19th-century American Old West. Believed to have committed 17 killings as a hired gunman throughout the West, Horn was convicted in 1902 of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. Willie was the son of sheep rancher Kels Nickell, who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher Jim Miller. On the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While in jail he wrote his autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter, which was published posthumously in ...more on Wikipedia

Gestas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Outlaws
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The impenitent thief is a man described in the New Testament account of the Crucifixion of Jesus. In the Gospel narrative, two criminal bandits are crucified alongside Jesus. In the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, they join the crowd in mocking him. In the version of the Gospel of Luke, however, one taunts Jesus about not saving himself, and the other (known as the penitent thief) asks for mercy.In apocryphal writings, the impenitent thief is given the name Gestas, which first appears in the Gospel of Nicodemus, while his companion is called Dismas. Christian tradition holds that Gestas was on the cross to the left of Jesus and Dismas was on the cross to the right of Jesus. In Jacobus de ...more on Wikipedia

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

George Parrott (born George Parrot, 20 march 1834 ), 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 lynching and part of his skull was used as an ashtray. ...more on Wikipedia