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Most Notorious Serial Killers

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This list of famous serial killers include photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the most infamous serial killers in the world? This includes the most notorious serial murderers, living and dead, both in America and abroad, ordered by their level of infamy, 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 well known serial killers whose names will go down in history for their gruesome crimes.

The list you're viewing contains notorious serial murderers like Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson.

From the names of well known serial killers to some of the lesser known murderers whose names still fill people's hearts with fear and disgust, these are some of the most famous serial killers who ever lived. 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.

Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Most Notorious Serial Killers
Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department/Wikimedia Commons/Fair Use

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal who committed unspeakable acts between 1978 and 1991. Diagnosed by psychiatrists as suffering from a borderline personality disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. ...more on Wikipedia

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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Most Notorious Serial Killers
Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Charles Milles Manson is an American 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 against seven people, actress Sharon Tate and four other people at Tate's home, and the next day, a married couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, all carried out by members of the group at his instruction. ...more on Wikipedia

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John Wayne Gacy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Most Notorious Serial Killers
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John Wayne Gacy, Jr., also known as the Killer Clown, was an American who was convicted of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois. All of Gacy's known incidents were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home. ...more on Wikipedia

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Most Notorious Serial Killers
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Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American who hurt 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 acts committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. The true victim count remains unknown, and could be much higher. Bundy was regarded as handsome and charismatic by his young female victims, traits he exploited to win their trust ...more on Wikipedia

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