Leonarda Cianciulli

The Soap-maker of Correggio

  Active for 2 years
(1939-1940) in Italy




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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 4 Books About Leonarda Cianciulli
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Leonarda Cianciulli Killed three women and turned them into soap and biscuits; known as "The Soap-maker of Correggio". She baked teacakes and made homemade soap that included a secret ingredient –human flesh. Her son Giuseppe was drafted into the Italian Army, Cianciulli believed that the only way to protect him in battle was by human sacrifice . From 1939-1940 Cianciulli murdered 3 women in Correggio, Italy. Offering them a glass of drugged wine before killing them with an axe. She then cut up the corpses to make teacakes, which were often served to her family and friends.

Leonarda Cianciulli Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Leonarda Cianciulli (aka) The Soap-maker of Correggio, was active for 2 years between 1939-1940, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Italy

Leonarda Cianciulli was born on April 14th 1894 in Montella, Italian comune.

Cianciulli a female citizen of Italy.

In 1939 (Age 44/45) Leonarda Cianciulli started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to commit acts of cannibalism, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill victims at her own home.

Leonarda Cianciulli died on October 15th 1970 (Age 76), cause of death: natural causes, cerebral hemorrhage at Pozzuoli, Italian comune.

Profile Completeness: 59%
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Leonarda Cianciulli has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Leonarda Cianciulli a known:

Leonarda Cianciulli
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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Leonarda Cianciulli
Nickname: The Soap-maker of Correggio
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1939 - 1940
Ages Active: 44/45 - 45/46
Active Countries: Italy
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1894 - 1970
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Italy
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 14, 1894
Family Name: Cianciulli
Given Name: Leonarda
Birth Location: Montella, Italian comune
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 15, 1970 (Age 76)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrhage
Death Location: Pozzuoli, Italian comune
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Leonarda Cianciulli

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 14 1894Leonarda Cianciulli was born in Montella, Italian comune.  #18940414
Apr 14 1914
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 14 1924
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 14 1934
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 44/45)
Leonarda Cianciulli started her serial killing spree. #1939
(Age 45/46)
Leonarda Cianciulli ended her serial killing spree. #1940
Apr 14 1944
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Apr 14 1954
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Apr 14 1964
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Oct 15 1970
(Age 76)
Leonarda Cianciullidied.cause of death:natural causes,cerebral hemorrhageat Pozzuoli, Italian comune. #19701015
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Leonarda Cianciulli (1939-1940).

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Boolean Questions:
kill at killers home TRUE 320
used weapon TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
ate part of body TRUE 451
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used gun FALSE 451
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Leonarda Cianciulli

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4 Books that mention Serial Killer
Leonarda Cianciulli

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0425213900 Female Serial Killers 30
0766072827 Cannibal Serial Killers 5
1118314743 Female Aggression 4
1440525935 A Miscellany of Murder 1

Leonarda Cianciulli (18 April 1894 – 15 October 1970) was an Italian serial killer. Better known as the "Soap-Maker of Correggio" (Italian: la Saponificatrice di Correggio), she murdered three women in Correggio between 1939 and 1940, and turned their bodies into soap and teacakes.

External References
  1. Q516028 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Leonarda Cianciulli is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 7[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Italy
  2. #32 of 38[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #34 of 43[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #37 of 42[ Page 3 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #59 of 75[ Page 4 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #89 of 651[ Page 6 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  7. #409 of 651[ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #448 of 651[ Page 30 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  9. #576 of 651[ Page 39 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Leonarda Cianciulli is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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