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.

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 size, mineral wealth, and proximity to the United States of America, provided him with extensive resources. Villa was also provisional Governor of Chihuahua in 1913 and 1914. Although he was prevented from being accepted into the "panteón" of national heroes until some 20 years after his death, today his memory is honored by Mexicans. In addition, numerous streets and neighborhoods in Mexico are ...more on Wikipedia

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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 residences of family and friends to hide out from the law. Hardin is known to have had at least one encounter with the famous lawman "Wild Bill" Hickok. When he was finally captured and sent to prison in 1878, Hardin claimed to have already killed 42 men, but newspapers of the day had attributed only 27 killings to him up to that point. While in prison, Hardin wrote a factually slanted ...more on Wikipedia

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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 eight. He killed his first man on August 17, 1877, at around 17 years old. McCarty was 5 ft 8 in tall with blue eyes, blonde or dirty blonde hair, and a smooth complexion. He was described as being friendly and personable at times, and as lithe as a cat. Contemporaries described him as a "neat" dresser who favored an "unadorned Mexican sombrero". These qualities, along with his cunning and ...more on Wikipedia

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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 early 1920s as part of a wave of resettlement from the impoverished nearby farms to the urban slum known as West Dallas. The Barrows spent their first months in West Dallas living under their wagon. When father Henry had earned enough money to buy a tent, it was a major step up for the family. Clyde was first arrested in late 1926, after running when police confronted him over a rental car he had ...more on Wikipedia

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