Henri Désiré Landru

Bluebeard, Bluebeard of Gambais

  Active for 5 years
(1915-1919) in France

11

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  10. 8 Timeline Events
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  13. 13 Books About Henri Désiré Landru
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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.

Henri Désiré Landru Serial Killer Profile

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.

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Henri Désiré Landru has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Henri Désiré Landru a known:

Henri Désiré Landru
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2018-12-16 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Henri Désiré Landru
Nickname: Bluebeard, Bluebeard of Gambais
Victims: 11 - 11
Years Active: 1915 - 1919
Ages Active: 45/46 - 49/50
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: murder, confidence trick
Life Span: 1869 - 1922
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married
Children: 4 children
Living With: wife and 4 children, then alone
Occupation: serial killer, subdeacon, accountant, , cartographer, roofer, plumber, con artist
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 12, 1869
Native Name: Henri Désiré Landru
Given Name: Henri
Birth Location: Paris, France
Birth Order: 1 of 1
Siblings: none
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: Only Child
Mother: homemaker
Father: fireman in the furnaces of Paris' Vulcain Ironworks

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: attended college no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 12, 1919 (Age 50)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: execution by guillotine
Prison Location: Versailles, France
Executed: Feb 25, 1922 (Age 52)
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Henri Désiré Landru

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.

Date Event Description
Apr 12 1869Henri Désiré Landru was born in Paris, France.  #18690412
Apr 12 1889
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 12 1899
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 12 1909
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1915
(Age 45/46)
Henri Désiré Landru started his serial killing spree. #1915
1919
(Age 49/50)
Henri Désiré Landru ended his serial killing spree. #1919
Apr 12 1919
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 12 1919
(Age 50)
Henri Désiré Landru arrested. #19190412
Feb 25 1922
(Age 52)
Henri Désiré Landruwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,Decapitation by guillotineat Versailles, France. #19220225
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Boolean Questions:
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 268
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Henri Désiré Landru

Book: Only Revolutions (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Mark Z. Danielewski
Only Revolutions
Book: The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous Pe... (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Irving Wallace
The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People
Book: Constellation of Genius (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Kevin Jackson
Constellation of Genius
Book: Camera Historica (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Antoine de Baecque
Camera Historica
Book: Any Resemblance to Actual Persons (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Hal Erickson
Any Resemblance to Actual Persons
Book: Henri Désiré Landru (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Christophe Chabouté
Henri Désiré Landru
Book: Landru, précurseur du féminisme (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
Jean-Baptiste Botul
Landru, précurseur du féminisme
Book: Dictionnaire des assassins et des m... (mentions serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)
François Angelier
Dictionnaire des assassins et des meurtriers

13 Books that mention Serial Killer
Henri Désiré Landru

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0375421769 Only Revolutions 1
1932595295 The Intimate Sex Lives of... 1
0374710333 Constellation of Genius 1
0231156502 Camera Historica 1
1476666059 Any Resemblance to Actual... 2
2331000603 Henri Désiré Landru 1
2755500867 Landru, précurseur du fém... 1
2702151450 Dictionnaire des assassin... 3
8415370458 Enciclopedia del crimen y... 6
2371160415 Les Grands Criminels de l... 2
2841877299 Landru 1
1136645403 Serial Killers 2
807484093x Landru, roman policier 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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External References
  1. Henri Désiré Landru on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 15, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Henri Desire LANDRU on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 15, 2018.
  3. Q534708 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. JUDr. Miloslav Jedlička, Henri Maurice Landru on kriminalistika.eu, Retrieved on Mar 26, 2019.
Internal References

Henri Désiré Landru is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #9 of 38[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #11 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #153 of 651[ Page 11 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #228 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #293 of 651[ Page 20 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #343 of 651[ Page 23 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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