H. H. Holmes Rank
About H. H. Holmes
H. H. Holmes was America’s first serial killer. He is estimated to have killed anywhere between 20 and 200 people.
H.H. Holmes graduated from medical school. While in medical school he became interested in corpses. He stole bodies from the morgue and collected life insurance on them after giving insurance companies false identities of the bodies. Holmes built the World’s Fair Hotel in Chicago. It was filled with trap doors, torture chambers, and vaults. Holmes built it for the sole purpose to trap and kill people. The basement was filled with dissection instruments and acid to dissolve the bodies. After a lengthy career of killing women, children, and men, he was caught and convicted of his heinous crimes. Holmes was hanged at the age of 34.
Holmes was married at least 3 times. He had murdered his own baby when his mistress told him she was expecting. Holmes’ hotel was torn down in 1938.
H. H. Holmes Rank
H. H. Holmes' Popularity
H. H. Holmes was a famous American serial killer, who was born on May 16, 1861. As a person born on this date, H. H. Holmes is listed in our database as the 13th most popular celebrity for the day (May 16) and the 1st most popular for the year (1861).
People born on May 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. H. H. Holmes is the 179th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to H. H. Holmes' birthday, H. H. Holmes is the 1440th most famous American.
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