Aaron Kosminski

Jack the Ripper (possible)

  Active for 4 years
(1888-1891) in United Kingdom

5

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 9 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 13 Books About Aaron Kosminski
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Aaron Kosminski (Aron Mordke Kozmiński) a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. The book Naming Jack The Ripper by Russell Edwards names Kosminski as Jack the Ripper based on forensic DNA evidence. In 1891, Aaron Kosminski was institutionalised in an insane asylum.

Aaron Kosminski Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Aaron Kosminski (aka) Jack the Ripper (possible), was active for 4 years between 1888-1891, known to have ( 5 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Aaron Kosminski was born on September 11th 1865 in Kłodawa, city of Poland. He was raised by both parents. He had at least two sister. His father, Abram Józef Kozmiński, a tailor. His mother, Golda Lubnowska.

Aaron Kosminski a heterosexual male citizen of Congress Poland. He never married. He had no children mentioned.

In 1888 (Age 22/23) Aaron Kosminski started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. He positioned or posed at least one body after death. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone and at times with his sisters, where he was known to work as a barber.

He was arrested on February 4th 1891 (Age 25), convicted on February 4th 1891 (Age 25), sentenced to preventively detained, institutionalized at Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, Friern Hospital in London, England in 1891.

Aaron Kosminski died on March 24th 1919 (Age 53), cause of death: gangrene at London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom.

Profile Completeness: 51%
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Aaron Kosminski has been listed on Killer.Cloud since March of 2019 and was last updated 4 months ago.

Aaron Kosminski a known:

Aaron Kosminski
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-03-18 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Aaron Kosminski
Nickname: Jack the Ripper (possible)
Victims: 5 - 11
Years Active: 1888 - 1891
Ages Active: 22/23 - 25/26
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Life Span: 1865 - 1919
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Congress Poland
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself, alone and at times with his sisters
Occupation: barber
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 11, 1865
Given Name: Aaron
Birth Location: Kłodawa, city of Poland
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least two sister
Rasied By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Golda Lubnowska
Father: Abram Józef Kozmiński, a tailor

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Feb 4, 1891 (Age 25)
Convicted: Feb 4, 1891 (Age 25)
Sentence: preventively detained, institutionalized
Prison Location: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, Friern Hospital in London, England in 1891
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 24, 1919 (Age 53)
Cause of Death: gangrene
Death Location: London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
9 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Aaron Kosminski

The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Aaron Kosminski. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 11 1865Aaron Kosminski was born in Kłodawa, city of Poland.  #18650911
Sep 11 1885
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1888
(Age 22/23)
Aaron Kosminski started his serial killing spree. #1888
1891
(Age 25/26)
Aaron Kosminski ended his serial killing spree. #1891
Feb 04 1891
(Age 25)
Aaron Kosminski arrested. #18910204
Feb 04 1891
(Age 25)
Aaron Kosminski was convicted and sentenced to preventively detained, institutionalized at Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, Friern Hospital in London, England in 1891.  #18910204
Sep 11 1895
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 11 1905
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Sep 11 1915
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 24 1919
(Age 53)
Aaron Kosminski died. cause of death: gangrene at London, capital and largest city of the United Kingdom. #19190324

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
used weapon TRUE 446
mutilated TRUE 438
posed body TRUE 358
used gun FALSE 445
sex with body FALSE 424
ate part of body FALSE 443
drank blood FALSE 434


Books that Mention Aaron Kosminski

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Patricia Cornwell
Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case...
Book: The Cases That Haunt Us (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
John Douglas
The Cases That Haunt Us
Book: The Complete History of Jack the Ri... (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
Philip Sugden
The Complete History of Jack the Ripper
Book: Mayhem (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
Sarah Pinborough
Mayhem
Book: Naming Jack the Ripper (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
Russell Edwards
Naming Jack the Ripper
Book: Jack the Ripper (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
Stephen Knight
Jack the Ripper
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Robert House
Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yar...
Book: Jack the Ripper (mentions serial killer Aaron Kosminski)
Paul Begg
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13 Books that mention Serial Killer
Aaron Kosminski

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1101204443 Portrait Of A Killer: Jac... 3
1471108341 The Cases That Haunt Us 3
1780337094 The Complete History of J... 3
1623650879 Mayhem 1
1493014072 Naming Jack the Ripper 1
149303894x Naming Jack the Ripper 3
0897332091 Jack the Ripper 1
0470938994 Jack the Ripper and the C... 1
1317866320 Jack the Ripper 1
1844014843 Jack the Ripper 1
1849015260 The Mammoth Book of Jack... 2
0750953845 Jack the Ripper 1
1784182796 The Complete Jack The Rip... 1

Aaron Kosminski (born Aron Mordke Kozmiński; 11 September 1865 – 24 March 1919) was a Jewish Polish emigrant in England who is a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. Kosminski was a Polish Jew who emigrated from Russian Poland to England in the 1880s. He worked as a hairdresser in Whitechapel in the East End of London, where a series of murders ascribed to the Ripper were committed in 1888.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2820067 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Mar 18, 2019.
  2. Aaron Kosminski on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 18, 2019.
  3. Whitechapel murders on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Mar 18, 2019.
  4. Richard Jones, Aaron Kosminski - Jack the Ripper Suspect on www.jack-the-ripper.org, Retrieved on Mar 18, 2019.
  5. Jack Elsom, Polish barber, 23, WAS Jack the Ripper say scientists after they conducted fresh DNA tests on www.dailymail.co.uk, Retrieved on Mar 18, 2019.
Internal References

Aaron Kosminski is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #15 of 62 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  2. #19 of 39 [ Page 2 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #23 of 41 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  4. #300 of 649 [ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #330 of 649 [ Page 22 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  6. #340 of 649 [ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #418 of 649 [ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
Statistics:
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