Elizabeth Bathory Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed a Hungarian noblewoman and serial killer from the Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer, though the precise number of her victims is unknown. Báthory and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women between 1585 and 1609. She is often compared with Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia (on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based), having contributed some of the mythos to the Dracula legend herself. Nicknames and literary epithets attributed to her include The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.
Serial Killer Elizabeth Bathory (aka) The Blood Countess, The Čachtice Countess, was active for 20 years between 1590-1609, known to have ( 80 confirmed / 650 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Slovakia
Elizabeth Bathory was born on August 7th 1560 in Nyírbátor, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (Slovakia). She was raised by both parents Anna and George Báthory. She had one sibling, István Báthori. Her father, George Báthory of the Ecsed branch of the family, brother of Andrew Bonaventura Báthory, who had been Voivode of Transylvania. Her mother, Anna Báthory daughter of Stephen Báthory of Somlyó, another Voivode of Transylvania.
Elizabeth Bathory a heterosexual female citizen of Hungary. She engaged (Age 11) married Ferenc Nádasdy in 1575, Elizabeth (Age 14). She had two children.
In 1590 (Age 29/30) Elizabeth Bathory started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to commit acts of vampirism, commit acts of cannibalism, torture, mutilate, and murder her victims. She was known to kill victims at her own home. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and children at the Cachtice Castle in Slovakia, where she was known to work as a serial killer.
She was arrested on December 30th 1610 (Age 50), sentenced to life imprisonment at imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement..
Elizabeth Bathory died on November 21st 1614 (Age 54), cause of death: natural causes at imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement..
Elizabeth Bathory has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 4 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.
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).
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.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
|Nickname:||The Blood Countess, The Čachtice Countess|
|Victims:||80 - 650|
|Years Active:||1590 - 1609|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 48/49|
|Life Span:||1560 - 1614|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♌ Leo |
Jul 23 - Aug 23
|Marital Status:||engaged (Age 11) married Ferenc Nádasdy in 1575, Elizabeth (Age 14)|
|Living With:||her husband and children at the Cachtice Castle in Slovakia|
|D.O.B.:||Aug 7, 1560|
|Birth Location:||Nyírbátor, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (Slovakia)|
|Raised By:||both parents Anna and George Báthory|
|Mother:||Anna Báthory daughter of Stephen Báthory of Somlyó, another Voivode of Transylvania|
|Father:||George Báthory of the Ecsed branch of the family, brother of Andrew Bonaventura Báthory, who had been Voivode of Transylvania|
|Arrested:||Dec 30, 1610 (Age 50)|
|Prison Location:||imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement.|
|Death Date:||Nov 21, 1614 (Age 54)|
|Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Death Location:||imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement.|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Elizabeth Bathory. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Aug 07 1560||Elizabeth Bathory was born in Nyírbátor, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (Slovakia). #15600807|
|May 08 1575|
| married Ferenc Nádasdy #15750508 |
Location: Vranov nad Topľou, Slovakia
Elizabeth Bathory married Ferenc Nádasdy a Hungarian nobleman
|Aug 07 1580|
|Elizabeth Bathory started her serial killing spree. #1590|
|Aug 07 1590|
|Aug 07 1600|
|Jan 04 1604|
| Elizabeth's husband, Ferenc Nádasdy, died #16040104 |
Location: Sárvár, Hungary
Elizabeth Bathory's husband, Ferenc Nádasdy died at age 48. Ferenc suffered from a disease of the lower limbs that lead to the illness that caused his death, his official cause of death is unknown.
|Elizabeth Bathory ended her serial killing spree. #1609|
|Aug 07 1610|
|Dec 30 1610|
|Elizabeth Bathory arrested. #16101230|
|Nov 21 1614|
|Elizabeth Bathorydied.cause of death:natural causesat imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement.. #16141121|
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Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Hungarian: Báthory Erzsébet, Slovak: Alžbeta Bátoriová ; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a Hungarian noblewoman and alleged serial killer from the noble family of Báthory, who owned land in the Kingdom of Hungary (now Hungary, Slovakia and Romania). She has been labeled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer, though the precise number of her victims is debated.
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