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.
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.
Leonarda Cianciulli has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.
Female Serial Killer - Female: of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a girl or woman; feminine
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.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
|Nickname:||The Soap-maker of Correggio|
|Victims:||3 - 3|
|Years Active:||1939 - 1940|
|Ages Active:||44/45 - 45/46|
|Life Span:||1894 - 1970|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|D.O.B.:||Apr 14, 1894|
|Birth Location:||Montella, Italian comune|
|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|
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.
|Apr 14 1894||Leonarda Cianciulli was born in Montella, Italian comune. #18940414|
|Apr 14 1914|
|Apr 14 1924|
|Apr 14 1934|
|Leonarda Cianciulli started her serial killing spree. #1939|
|Leonarda Cianciulli ended her serial killing spree. #1940|
|Apr 14 1944|
|Apr 14 1954|
|Apr 14 1964|
|Oct 15 1970|
|Leonarda Cianciullidied.cause of death:natural causes,cerebral hemorrhageat Pozzuoli, Italian comune. #19701015|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Leonarda Cianciulli (1939-1940).
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|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|ate part of body||TRUE||451|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
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|0766072827||Cannibal Serial Killers||Nicki Peter Petrikow...|| 5 Total Including |
|1118314743||Female Aggression||Helen Gavin|| 4 Total Including |
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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.
Leonarda Cianciulli is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database