Peter Kurten (Peter Kürten) a German serial killer known as The vampire of Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Monster. Kurten stated his primary motive was one of sexual pleasure associated with violent acts and that the sight of blood sexual stimulated him. In 1930, Kürten was arrested and confessed to multiple charges including a total of ten murders. He was charged with nine murders and seven attempted murders. Kürten was found guilty and sentenced to death for the nine murders. In 1932, Peter Kurten was executed at the Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, Germany. Kurten's mummified head is currently on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Serial Killer Peter Kurten (aka) The Vampire of Düsseldorf, the Düsseldorf Monster, was active for 18 years between 1913-1930, known to have ( 9 confirmed / 9 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany
Peter Kurten was born on May 26th 1883 in Mülheim, city quarter no. 901 of Cologne, Germany, and a subdivision of city district Mülheim. He was born 3rd of 13 children and raised by both parents until (Age 15). Kürten was raised as a middle child and had twelve brothers or sisters. His father, an unnamed man who was an abusive alcoholic. His mother, an unnamed woman who was an alcoholic.
Kürten a male citizen of Germany. Kürten completed 9 years of school, no degree received.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.
In 1913 (Age 29/30) Peter Kurten started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, commit acts of vampirism, strangle, rape, and murder his victims.
He was arrested on May 24th 1930 (Age 46), convicted on April 22nd 1931 (Age 47), sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Kürten was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Peter Kurten was executed on July 2nd 1931 (Age 48).
Peter Kurten died on July 2nd 1931 (Age 48), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Peter Kurten has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
A vampire (folklore) is a being who subsists by feeding on the blood of the living. Vampire Serial Killers is a term used to describe a serial killer that has been known to have drank the blood of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Vampire of Düsseldorf, the Düsseldorf Monster|
|Victims:||9 - 9|
|Years Active:||1913 - 1930|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 46/47|
|Life Span:||1883 - 1931|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♊ Gemini |
May 21 - Jun 21
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||May 26, 1883|
|Native Name:||Peter Kürten|
|Birth Location:||Mülheim, city quarter no. 901 of Cologne, Germany, and a subdivision of city district Mülheim|
|Birth Order:||3rd of 13|
|Siblings:||twelve brothers or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents until (Age 15)|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||an unnamed woman who was an alcoholic|
|Father:||an unnamed man who was an abusive alcoholic|
|Highest School:||9 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||May 24, 1930 (Age 46)|
|Convicted:||Apr 22, 1931 (Age 47)|
|Sentence:||death by beheading via guillotine|
|Prison Location:||Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Executed:||Jul 2, 1931 (Age 48)|
|Death Date:||Jul 2, 1931 (Age 48)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by beheading via guillotine|
|Death Location:||Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Peter Kurten. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|May 26 1883||Peter Kurten was born in Mülheim, city quarter no. 901 of Cologne, Germany, and a subdivision of city district Mülheim. #18830526|
|May 26 1903|
|Peter Kurten started his serial killing spree. #1913|
|May 26 1913|
|May 26 1923|
|Peter Kurten ended his serial killing spree. #1930|
|May 24 1930|
|Peter Kurten arrested. #19300524|
|Apr 22 1931|
|Peter Kurten was convictedand sentenced to death by beheading via guillotine at Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. #19310422|
|Jul 02 1931|
|Peter Kurtenwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by beheading via guillotineat Klingelputz Prison in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. #19310702|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Peter Kurten (1913-1930).
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|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
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Peter Kürten ([ˈpeːtɐ ˈkyːʁtən]; 26 May 1883 – 2 July 1931) was a German serial killer known as both The Vampire of Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Monster, who committed a series of murders and sexual assaults between February and November 1929 in the city of Düsseldorf. In the years before these assaults and murders, Kürten had amassed a lengthy criminal record for offenses including arson and attempted murder.
Peter Kurten is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database