Fritz Haarmann (Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann) a German serial killer known as the Butcher of Hannover and the vampire of Hannover. Haarmann confessed to raping, killing and dismembering many young men between 1918 and 1924. Haarmann's preferred method of killing was biting through his victim's throat, sometimes while sodomizing them. He would then dump the bodies in the nearby river Leine. He is believed to have been responsible for the murder of twenty-seven boys and young men. He was convicted of twenty-four murders in 1924. In 1925, Fritz Haarmann was beheaded by guillotine in the grounds of Hanover prison.
Serial Killer Fritz Haarmann (aka) Butcher of Hannover, the Vampire of Hannover, was active for 7 years between 1918-1924, known to have ( 24 confirmed / 27 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Germany
Fritz Haarmann was born (Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann) on October 25th 1879 in Hanover, German Empire. He was born 6th of 6 children and raised by both parents. Haarmann was raised as a youngest child and had five brother or sisters. His father, Ollie Haarmann. His mother, Johanna Claudius-Haarmann. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems. Fritz Haarmann was sexually and abused at some point of his life.
Haarmann a bisexual, pedophile male citizen of Germany, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Apostasy in Catholicism religion, organization or belief system. Haarmann completed 10 years of school, no degree received. Haarmann never married. He had at least one child with fiancé Erna Loewert.
Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.
In 1918 (Age 38/39) Fritz Haarmann started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children on a fishmongery, where Haarmann was known to work as a serial killer.
He was arrested on June 22nd 1924 (Age 44), convicted on December 19th 1924 (Age 45), sentenced to execution by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany. Haarmann was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Fritz Haarmann was executed on April 15th 1925 (Age 45).
Fritz Haarmann died on April 15th 1925 (Age 45), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany.
Fritz Haarmann has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 10 months 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:||Butcher of Hannover, the Vampire of Hannover|
|Victims:||24 - 27|
|Years Active:||1918 - 1924|
|Ages Active:||38/39 - 44/45|
|Life Span:||1879 - 1925|
|Sexual Preference:||bisexual, pedophile|
|Religious Affiliation:||Apostasy in Catholicism|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|Marital Status:||never married|
|Children:||at least one child with fiancé Erna Loewert|
|Living With:||his wife and children on a fishmongery|
|D.O.B.:||Oct 25, 1879|
|Birth Name:||Friedrich Heinrich Karl Haarmann|
|Native Name:||Fritz Haarmann|
|Birth Location:||Hanover, German Empire|
|Birth Order:||6th of 6|
|Siblings:||five brother or sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Jun 22, 1924 (Age 44)|
|Convicted:||Dec 19, 1924 (Age 45)|
|Sentence:||execution by beheading via guillotine|
|Prison Location:||Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany|
|Executed:||Apr 15, 1925 (Age 45)|
|Death Date:||Apr 15, 1925 (Age 45)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by beheading via guillotine|
|Death Location:||Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Fritz Haarmann. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Oct 25 1879||Fritz Haarmann was born in Hanover, German Empire. #18791025|
|Oct 25 1899|
|Oct 25 1909|
|Fritz Haarmann started his serial killing spree. #1918|
|Oct 25 1919|
|Fritz Haarmann ended his serial killing spree. #1924|
|Jun 22 1924|
|Fritz Haarmann arrested. #19240622|
|Dec 19 1924|
|Fritz Haarmann was convicted and sentenced to execution by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany. #19241219|
|Apr 15 1925|
|Fritz Haarmann was executed. cause of death: capital punishment, executed by beheading via guillotine at Hanover Prison in Hanover, Germany. #19250415|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Fritz Haarmann (1918-1924).
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|living with children||TRUE||267|
|problems in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|totem personal item||TRUE||350|
|killed in prison||FALSE||210|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||190|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||427|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
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Friedrich Heinrich Karl "Fritz" Haarmann (25 October 1879 – 15 April 1925) was a German serial killer, known as the Butcher of Hanover, the Vampire of Hanover and the Wolf-Man, who committed the sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment of a minimum of 24 boys and young men between 1918 and 1924 in Hanover, Germany. Haarmann was found guilty of 24 of the 27 murders for which he was tried and sentenced to death by beheading in December 1924.
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