Montague Druitt

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Birthday
15, 1857
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1888
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1857
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1888

About

This late nineteenth-century English schoolteacher, barrister, and amateur cricket player is best remembered as a suspect in the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of 1888. Because it coincided with the cessation of the grisly killings, his early December suicide made him a person of interest in the crimes.

Before Fame

He earned his bachelor's degree in Classics from the University of Oxford and became a barrister (lawyer) in the mid 1880s. In order to finance his legal education, he taught at a London boarding school.

Trivia

Many modern investigators into the Jack the Ripper murders have concluded that Druitt was likely not the killer.

Family Life

He grew up in Dorset, England, with three brothers and three sisters. He and his siblings were the children of Ann Harvey Druitt and physician William Druitt.

Associated With

He is a character in a Jack the Ripper-themed, Alan Moore-illustrated graphic novel titled From Hell.