Henri Désiré Landru Nicknamed "Bluebeard", "Bluebeard of Gambais" he put notes in the lonely hearts section of newspapers under different aliases, presenting himself as a widower that wanted to marry a war widow. He killed at least ten women and the teenaged son of one of them, and burned their bodies after he had gained access to their assets. Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, one of Landrus lawyers, later represented Eugen Weidmann. Landru was convicted on all counts, sentenced to death, and guillotined.
Serial Killer Henri Désiré Landru (aka) Bluebeard, Bluebeard of Gambais, was active for 5 years between 1915-1919, known to have ( 11 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: France
Henri Désiré Landru was born on April 12th 1869 in Paris, France. He was born 1 of 1 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a Only Child and had none. His father, fireman in the furnaces of Paris' Vulcain Ironworks. His mother, homemaker.
Henri Désiré Landru a heterosexual male citizen of France. He completed 12 years of school, received a attended college no degree. He married. He had 4 children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1915 (Age 45/46) Henri Désiré Landru started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with wife and 4 children, then alone, where he was known to work as a serial killer, subdeacon, accountant,, cartographer, roofer, plumber, con artist.
He was arrested on April 12th 1919 (Age 50), sentenced to execution by guillotine at Versailles, France. He was convicted on charges of murder, confidence trick and other possible charges during his lifetime. Henri Désiré Landru was executed on February 25th 1922 (Age 52).
Henri Désiré Landru died on February 25th 1922 (Age 52), cause of death: capital punishment, Decapitation by guillotine at Versailles, France.
Henri Désiré Landru has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Name:||Henri Désiré Landru|
|Nickname:||Bluebeard, Bluebeard of Gambais|
|Victims:||11 - 11|
|Years Active:||1915 - 1919|
|Ages Active:||45/46 - 49/50|
|Convicted Of:||murder, confidence trick|
|Life Span:||1869 - 1922|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Living With:||wife and 4 children, then alone|
|Occupation:||serial killer, subdeacon, accountant, , cartographer, roofer, plumber, con artist|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 12, 1869|
|Native Name:||Henri Désiré Landru|
|Birth Location:||Paris, France|
|Birth Order:||1 of 1|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||Only Child|
|Father:||fireman in the furnaces of Paris' Vulcain Ironworks|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||attended college no degree|
|Arrested:||Apr 12, 1919 (Age 50)|
|Sentence:||execution by guillotine|
|Prison Location:||Versailles, France|
|Executed:||Feb 25, 1922 (Age 52)|
|Death Date:||Feb 25, 1922 (Age 52)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||Decapitation by guillotine|
|Death Location:||Versailles, France|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Henri Désiré Landru. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Apr 12 1869||Henri Désiré Landru was born in Paris, France. #18690412|
|Apr 12 1889|
|Apr 12 1899|
|Apr 12 1909|
|Henri Désiré Landru started his serial killing spree. #1915|
|Henri Désiré Landru ended his serial killing spree. #1919|
|Apr 12 1919|
|Apr 12 1919|
|Henri Désiré Landru arrested. #19190412|
|Feb 25 1922|
|Henri Désiré Landruwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,Decapitation by guillotineat Versailles, France. #19220225|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Henri Désiré Landru (1915-1919).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|0375421769||Only Revolutions||Mark Z. Danielewski||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|1932595295||The Intimate Sex Lives of...|| 4 Total Including |
|Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|0374710333||Constellation of Genius||Kevin Jackson||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|0231156502||Camera Historica||Antoine de Baecque||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|1476666059||Any Resemblance to Actual...||Hal Erickson||Henri Désiré Landru||2|
|2331000603||Henri Désiré Landru||Christophe Chabouté||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|2755500867||Landru, précurseur du fém...||Jean-Baptiste Botul||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|2702151450||Dictionnaire des assassin...||François Angelier|| 3 Total Including |
|8415370458||Enciclopedia del crimen y...||Gamboa, Erlantz|| 6 Total Including |
|2371160415||Les Grands Criminels de l...||Gautier Lamy||Henri Désiré Landru||2|
|2841877299||Landru||Gérard A. Jaeger||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
|1136645403||Serial Killers||Francesca Biagi-Chai||Henri Désiré Landru||2|
|807484093x||Landru, roman policier||Arthur Bernède||Henri Désiré Landru||1|
Henri Désiré Landru (12 April 1869 – 25 February 1922) (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ʁi deziʁe lɑ̃dʁy]) was a French serial killer and real-life "Bluebeard".
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