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David Koresh was an American self-proclaimed prophet best remembered for being the leader of the religious group the Branch Davidians. He believed himself to be the last prophet of the sect. In 1993, he along with 75 of his followers died when federal agents stormed the group's compound in Waco, Texas. The incident is widely known as the Waco siege.
He was born to Bonnie Sue and Bobby Wayne Howell. From 1984 to 1993, he was married to a woman named Rachel Jones. He fathered over a dozen children with different women, including his wife Rachel.
He was accused on several occasions of sexually assaulting his members' children.
In 2009, his mother Bonnie was stabbed to death. His sister Beverly was accused of committing the murder.
was a famous American cult leader,
who was born on
August 17, 1959. As a person born on this date, David Koresh is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 17) and the 35th most popular for the year (1959).
People born on August 17
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
David Koresh is the 325th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to David Koresh's birthday, David Koresh is the 2173rd most famous American and ranks 23rd in famous people born in Houston, Texas, U.S.
In general, David Koresh ranks as the 3778th
most popular famous person of all time.
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