Henry Howard Holmes

H. H. Holmes

  Active for 9 years
(1886-1894) in United States

9

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

27

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Henry Howard Holmes (born Herman Webster Mudgett) an American serial killer who trapped, tortured and murdered guests at his Chicago hotel, which he opened for the 1893 World's Fair. Holems confessed to 27 murders (in Chicago, Indianapolis and Toronto) and six attempted murders. He was hanged on May 7, 1896, in Philadelphia.

Henry Howard Holmes Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Henry Howard Holmes (aka) H. H. Holmes, was active for 9 years between 1886-1894, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 27 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United States

Henry Howard Holmes was born on May 16th 1861 in Gilmanton,.

Holmes a male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Christianity religion, organization or belief system. Holmes gained part of his education while attending La Concha.

In 1886 (Age 24/25) Henry Howard Holmes started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, and murder his victims.

Henry Howard Holmes died on May 7th 1896 (Age 34), cause of death: capital punishment, hanging at Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population.

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Henry Howard Holmes has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Henry Howard Holmes
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Updated: 2018-12-14 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: H. H. Holmes
Nickname: H. H. Holmes
Victims: 9 - 27
Years Active: 1886 - 1894
Ages Active: 24/25 - 32/33
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1861 - 1896
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: N/A
Religious Affiliation: Apostasy in Christianity
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Apr 20 - May 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 16, 1861
Family Name: Holmes
Given Name: Henry
Birth Location: Gilmanton,
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:
Educated At: La Concha

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: capital punishment
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: May 7, 1896 (Age 34)
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: hanging
Death Location: Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Henry Howard Holmes

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Henry Howard Holmes. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 16 1861Henry Howard Holmes was born in Gilmanton, .  #18610516
May 16 1881
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1886
(Age 24/25)
Henry Howard Holmes started his serial killing spree. #1886
May 16 1891
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1894
(Age 32/33)
Henry Howard Holmes ended his serial killing spree. #1894
May 07 1896
(Age 34)
Henry Howard Holmesdied.cause of death:capital punishment,hangingat Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population. #18960507
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Books that Mention Henry Howard Holmes

Book: The Devil in the White City (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City
Book: H. H. Holmes (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Adam Selzer
H. H. Holmes
Book: Lost Fort Worth (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Mike Nichols
Lost Fort Worth
Book: Holmes' Own Story (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
JD Crighton
Holmes' Own Story
Book: Killer Doctors (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Kenneth Gibson
Killer Doctors
Book: H. H. Holmes (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Adam Selzer
H. H. Holmes
Book: Bloodstains (mentions serial killer Henry Howard Holmes)
Jeff Mudgett
Bloodstains

7 Books that mention Serial Killer
Henry Howard Holmes

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1400076315 The Devil in the White Ci... 1
1510740856 H. H. Holmes 1
1625847122 Lost Fort Worth 1
1946100005 Holmes' Own Story 1
1906476594 Killer Doctors 1
1510713468 H. H. Holmes 1
0692884157 Bloodstains 2

Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 – May 7, 1896), better known as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly known 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 whom he claimed to have murdered were still alive.

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External References
  1. Q360680 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  2. H. H. Holmes on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Herman Webster MUDGETT on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  4. H.H. Holmes on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Rebecca Kerns, Tiffany Lewis, Herman Webster Mudgett on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  6. HH Holmes on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. Henry Howard Holmes on www.serialkillers.cz, Retrieved on Apr 2, 2019.
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Henry Howard Holmes is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 30[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #34 of 89[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #59 of 185[ Page 4 ] of Taurus Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #73 of 327[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #176 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #191 of 651[ Page 13 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #261 of 651[ Page 18 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #464 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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