H. H. Holmes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


H. H. Holmes

American serial killer

Date of Birth: 16-May-1861

Place of Birth: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States

Date of Death: 07-May-1896

Profession: serial killer, criminal

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About H. H. Holmes

  • Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr.
  • Henry Howard Holmes or, more commonly, as H.
  • H.
  • Holmes, was an American serial killer.
  • While he confessed to 27 murders, only nine could be plausibly confirmed and several of the people he claimed to have murdered were still alive.
  • He is said to have killed as many as 200, though this figure is only traceable to 1940s pulp magazines.
  • Many victims were said to have been killed in a mixed-use building which he owned, located about 3 miles (5 km) west of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, supposedly called the World's Fair Hotel (informally called "The Murder Castle"), though evidence suggests the hotel portion was never truly open for business.Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a bigamist, the subject of more than 50 lawsuits in Chicago alone.
  • Many now-common stories of his crimes sprang from fictional accounts that later authors assumed to be factual.
  • In a 2017 biography, Adam Selzer wrote that Holmes' story is "effectively a new American tall tale – and, like all the best tall tales, it sprang from a kernel of truth".H.
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  • Holmes was executed on May 7, 1896, nine days before his 35th birthday, for the murder of his friend and accomplice Benjamin Pitezel.
  • During his trial for the murder of Pitezel, Holmes confessed to many other killings.

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