The Bloody Lady of Csejte

April 14, 2009

 

Countess Elizabeth Bathory

Countess Elizabeth Báthory (7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614), was a Hungarian countess from the renowned Báthory family. She is possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the “Blood Countess” and as the “Bloody Lady of Csejte”, after the castle near Trencsén (Trenčín), in the Kingdom of Hungary, where she spent most of her adult life.
After her husband’s death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though she was only convicted on 80 counts. In 1610, she was imprisoned in Csejte Castle , where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later. She was never formally tried in court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Bathory

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