Thug Behram, India (killed over 900 people)
Serial killing phenomenon is as old as human race. Thug Behram killed more people than any other serial killer. Over the span of 50 years, Thug killed more than 900 people by strangulation using Handkerchief. He was caught, convicted and hanged in 1840 in the age of 75.
Gilles de Rais, France (child killer who killed more then 400)
Gilles served as Commander in Royal Army and fought wars for his country; his murdering career started after his retirement from army in 1434. He explained his craziness in his own words saying “when his victims were dead, he use to kiss them and those who had the most handsome limbs he use to hold them up and admired them, and had their bodies cruelly cut open and took delight at the sight of their inner organs; and very often when the children were dying he sat on their stomachs and took pleasure in seeing them die and laughed”.
Pedro Lopez, Colombia (360)
The history of Pedro and his childhood tells us a sad story. His mother was a prostitute and when he was taken away from his house, he was rapped many times. By the age of 18 he was an established killer of innocent girls. He was caught but managed to run away with the help of American missionaries. It is estimated that he killed over 360 girls across Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.
Harold Shipman, UK (between 215 and 457)
Harold Shipman is also known as Dr Death. He remains one of the most popular serial killer of all time. He was arrested in 1998 and pledge guilty for the life of 15 patients in 2000. Dr Death hanged himself in his prison cell in year 2004.
Henry Lee Lucas, USA (213)
Like Pedro, the mother of Henry was also a prostitute and his father was addicted to alcohol. He was mistreated and beaten badly without any reason during his childhood by his mother which brought anger into his character. He took revenge and almost killed her mother who later died due to bleeding. He was responsible for killings of over 213 people. He died on September 15, 1996.