Maria Swanenburg

Goeie Mie, Good Mie

  Active for 4 years
(1880-1883) in Netherlands

27

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

90

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 16 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 4 Books About Maria Swanenburg
  14. 4 External References
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Maria Swanenburg (Maria Catherina Swanenburg) a Dutch serial killer known as Goeie Mie and Goede Mie (Good Mie). Swanenburg poisoned at least a hundred people with arsenic, of whom twenty-seven died between 1880 and 1883 in Leiden, Netherlands. She was suspected of killing more than ninety people. She was found guilty of murder of her last three victims and sentenced to life in prison. Maria Catherina Swanenburg died in prison in 1915.

Maria Swanenburg Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Maria Swanenburg (aka) Goeie Mie, Good Mie, was active for 4 years between 1880-1883, known to have ( 27 confirmed / 90 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Netherlands

Maria Swanenburg was born (Maria Catharina Swanenburg) on September 9th 1839 in Leiden, municipality in South Holland, Netherlands. She was raised by both parents. Her father, Clemens Swanenburg, poisoned by Maria. Her mother, Johanna Dingjan, poisoned by Maria.

Swanenburg a heterosexual female citizen of Kingdom of the Netherlands. Swanenburg married Johannes van der Linden in 1868. She had nine children, five sons and four daughters, two daughters dies at a young age.

In 1880 (Age 40/41) Maria Swanenburg started her killing spree, during her crimes as a serial killer she was known to rob, murder her victims. She was known to kill at both her home and the home of the victim. At the time of her crimes she was living with her husband and children, where Swanenburg was known to work as a ارهابي, serial killer.

She was arrested on December 15th 1883 (Age 44), convicted on May 1st 1885 (Age 45), sentenced to life imprisonment at a correctional facility in Gorinchem, Netherlands. Swanenburg was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during her lifetime.

Maria Swanenburg died on April 11th 1915 (Age 75), cause of death: natural causes at a correctional facility in Gorinchem, municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands.

Profile Completeness: 93%
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Maria Swanenburg has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 11 months ago.

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Maria Swanenburg
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-05 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Maria Swanenburg
Nickname: Goeie Mie, Good Mie
Victims: 27 - 90
Years Active: 1880 - 1883
Ages Active: 40/41 - 43/44
Active Countries: Netherlands
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1839 - 1915
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: September
Marital Status: married Johannes van der Linden in 1868
Children: nine children, five sons and four daughters, two daughters dies at a young age
Living With: her husband and children
Occupation: ارهابي, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Sep 9, 1839
Birth Name: Maria Catharina Swanenburg
Native Name: Maria Swanenburg
Family Name: Swanenburg
Given Name: Maria
Birth Location: Leiden, municipality in South Holland, Netherlands
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: Johanna Dingjan, poisoned by Maria
Father: Clemens Swanenburg, poisoned by Maria

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 15, 1883 (Age 44)
Convicted: May 1, 1885 (Age 45)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: a correctional facility in Gorinchem, Netherlands
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: FALSE
Previous Jail: FALSE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Apr 11, 1915 (Age 75)
Cause of Death: natural causes
Death Location: a correctional facility in Gorinchem, municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
16 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Maria Swanenburg

The 16 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Maria Swanenburg. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Sep 09 1839Maria Swanenburg was born in Leiden, municipality in South Holland, Netherlands.  #18390909
Sep 09 1859
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 13 1868
(Age 28)
married Johannes van der Linden #18680513
Location: Netherlands

Sep 09 1869
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Sep 09 1879
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1880
(Age 40/41)
Maria Swanenburg started her serial killing spree. #1880
1883
(Age 43/44)
Maria Swanenburg ended her serial killing spree. #1883
Dec 15 1883
(Age 44)
Maria Swanenburg arrested. #18831215
Apr 23 1885
(Age 45)
Swanenburg's trail began #18850423
Location: The Hague Court of Appeal in The Hague, Netherlands

May 01 1885
(Age 45)
Maria Swanenburg was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at a correctional facility in Gorinchem, Netherlands.  #18850501
Jun 29 1885
(Age 45)
rejection of her appeal in cassation #18850629
Location: The Court of Cassation, the highest level of appeal in France.

Jan 29 1886
(Age 46)
divorced Johannes van der Linden #18860129
Location: Netherlands

Sep 09 1889
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Sep 09 1899
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Sep 09 1909
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
Apr 11 1915
(Age 75)
Maria Swanenburg died. cause of death: natural causes at a correctional facility in Gorinchem, municipality in South Holland, the Netherlands. #19150411
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Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
kill at killers home TRUE 315
kill at victims home TRUE 318
robbed TRUE 414
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
xyy FALSE 80
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
physically abused FALSE 228
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
drug abuse FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous crimes FALSE 363
previous jail FALSE 347
previous prision FALSE 332
previous killed FALSE 207
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
rape FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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Maria Catherina Swanenburg (9 September 1839 in Leiden – 11 April 1915 in Gorinchem) was a Dutch serial killer, who murdered at least 27, and was suspected of killing more than 90 people. Swanenburg was the daughter of Clemens Swanenburg and Johanna Dingjan. After her first two daughters died at a young age, she married Johannes van der Linden on 13 May 1868.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q2185638 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jan 4, 2019.
  2. Maria Swanenburg on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Maria Catherina SWANENBURG on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
  4. Ingrid W.L. Moerman, Swanenburg, Maria Catharina (1839-1915) on resources.huygens.knaw.nl, Retrieved on Jan 5, 2019.
Internal References

Maria Swanenburg is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 3 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in the Netherlands
  2. #2 of 41 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in September
  3. #4 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #11 of 202 [ Page 1 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #38 of 649 [ Page 3 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #82 of 649 [ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #304 of 649 [ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #579 of 649 [ Page 39 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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