Zdzisław Marchwicki

Vampire of Silesia

  Active for 7 years
(1964-1970) in Poland




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Zdzisław Marchwicki Killed 14 women in 1964–1970 in Poland's region of Upper Silesia. Zdzisław Marchwicki (executed in 1977) was most likely the man responsible for the killings; however, his guilt remains in dispute. Also known as vampire of Silesia.

Zdzisław Marchwicki Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Zdzisław Marchwicki (aka) Vampire of Silesia, was active for 7 years between 1964-1970, known to have ( 14 confirmed / 21 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: Poland

Zdzisław Marchwicki was born on October 18th 1927 in Dąbrowa Górnicza, City with powiat rights of Poland.

Zdzisław Marchwicki a male citizen of Poland.

In 1964 (Age 36/37) Zdzisław Marchwicki started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of vampirism, and murder his victims.

Zdzisław Marchwicki died on April 29th 1977 (Age 49), cause of death: hanging at Katowice, city in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. He is buried at Municipal Cemetery on the Panewnicka Street in Katowice,.

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Zdzisław Marchwicki has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

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Updated: 2018-10-09 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Zdzisław Marchwicki
Nickname: Vampire of Silesia
Victims: 14 - 21
Years Active: 1964 - 1970
Ages Active: 36/37 - 42/43
Active Countries: Poland
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1927 - 1977
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Poland
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Libra
Sep 23 - Oct 23
Birth Month: October
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Oct 18, 1927
Given Name: Zdzisław
Birth Location: Dąbrowa Górnicza, City with powiat rights of Poland
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: Apr 29, 1977 (Age 49)
Cause of Death: hanging
Death Location: Katowice, city in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Burial Location: Municipal Cemetery on the Panewnicka Street in Katowice,
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Zdzisław Marchwicki

The 8 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Oct 18 1927Zdzisław Marchwicki was born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, City with powiat rights of Poland.  #19271018
Oct 18 1947
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Oct 18 1957
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 36/37)
Zdzisław Marchwicki started his serial killing spree. #1964
Oct 18 1967
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 42/43)
Zdzisław Marchwicki ended his serial killing spree. #1970
Apr 29 1977
(Age 49)
Zdzisław Marchwickidied.cause of death:hangingat Katowice, city in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.He is buried at Municipal Cemetery on the Panewnicka Street in Katowice, . #19770429
Oct 18 1977
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
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Books that Mention Zdzisław Marchwicki

Book: Hunting Humans (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Elliott Leyton
Hunting Humans
Book: Serial Homicide (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Agnieszka Daniszewsk...
Serial Homicide
Book: Róże cmentarne (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Marek Krajewski
Róże cmentarne
Book: Malarz obłędu (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Przemysław Wilczyńsk...
Malarz obłędu
Book: Zimne (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Marek Łuszczyna
Book: Kryptonim "Frankenstein" (mentions serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki)
Przemysław Semczuk
Kryptonim "Frankenstein"

8 Books that mention Serial Killer
Zdzisław Marchwicki

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
0786712287 Hunting Humans 2
115544535x Executed Serial Killers 14
1231863579 Straceni Przez Powieszeni... 1
3319400541 Serial Homicide 2
8377471736 Róże cmentarne 1
8379995295 Malarz obłędu 1
8377057018 Zimne 1
8328047829 Kryptonim "Frankenstein" 1

Zdzisław Marchwicki (October 18, 1927 – April 29, 1977), called the "Zagłębie vampire", was a Polish serial killer.He was born in 1927 in Dąbrowa Górnicza to a lower-class family. His father went through five marriages in which four children were born—three brothers and a sister—all of whom were later charged along with Zdzisław for criminal conspiracy, robbery and obstructing justice.

External References
  1. Zdzisław Marchwicki on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Zdzisław Marchwicki on de.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Zdzislaw MARCHWICKI on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  4. Q8068113 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
Internal References

Zdzisław Marchwicki is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 4[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Poland
  2. #5 of 36[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in October
  3. #7 of 42[ Page 1 ] of Libra Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #8 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #111 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #237 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #376 of 651[ Page 26 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #480 of 651[ Page 32 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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