Elizabeth Bathory

The Blood Countess, The Čachtice Countess

  Active for 20 years
(1590-1609) in Slovakia

80

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

650

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Elizabeth Bathory
  14. 7 External References
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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.

Elizabeth Bathory Serial Killer Profile

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..

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Elizabeth Bathory has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 5 months ago.

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Elizabeth Bathory
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-27 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Elizabeth Báthory
Nickname: The Blood Countess, The Čachtice Countess
Victims: 80 - 650
Years Active: 1590 - 1609
Ages Active: 29/30 - 48/49
Active Countries: Slovakia
Life Span: 1560 - 1614
Characteristics
Gender: Female
Citizenship: Hungary
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: engaged (Age 11) married Ferenc Nádasdy in 1575, Elizabeth (Age 14)
Children: two children
Living With: her husband and children at the Cachtice Castle in Slovakia
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 7, 1560
Given Name: Erzsébet
Birth Location: Nyírbátor, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (Slovakia)
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: István Báthori
Raised By: both parents Anna and George Báthory
Birth Category: N/A
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

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

Incarceration
Arrested: Dec 30, 1610 (Age 50)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement.
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
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
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Elizabeth Bathory

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.

Date Event Description
Aug 07 1560Elizabeth Bathory was born in Nyírbátor, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg monarchy (Slovakia).  #15600807
May 08 1575
(Age 14)
married Ferenc Nádasdy #15750508
Location: Vranov nad Topľou, Slovakia

Elizabeth Bathory married Ferenc Nádasdy a Hungarian nobleman

Aug 07 1580
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1590
(Age 29/30)
Elizabeth Bathory started her serial killing spree. #1590
Aug 07 1590
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 07 1600
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Jan 04 1604
(Age 43)
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.

1609
(Age 48/49)
Elizabeth Bathory ended her serial killing spree. #1609
Aug 07 1610
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Dec 30 1610
(Age 50)
Elizabeth Bathory arrested. #16101230
Nov 21 1614
(Age 54)
Elizabeth Bathory died. cause of death: natural causes at imprisoned in Čachtice Castle and placed in solitary confinement.. #16141121
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Boolean Questions:
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living with children TRUE 267
kill at killers home TRUE 315
torture TRUE 422
mutilated TRUE 441
ate part of body TRUE 446
drank blood TRUE 437
suicide FALSE 216


Books that Mention Elizabeth Bathory

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The Blood Countess
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The Blood Confession
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15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Elizabeth Bathory

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0307588467 The Countess 1
1504015266 The Blood Countess 1
0525477322 The Blood Confession 1
1840680563 The Bloody Countess 1
0747536414 Countess Dracula 1
1463678479 Elizabeth Bathory - A Mem... 1
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1542465761 Countess Elizabeth Bathor... 1
1502581469 Infamous Lady: the True S... 1
1541054857 Elizabeth Bathory 1
1466386177 Immortal Legacy 1
1544234309 The Most Notorious Serial... 1
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0313397589 Legends, Monsters, Or Ser... 1
1482447851 Elizabeth Báthory 1

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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Elizabeth Báthory on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Adam Blankenship, Keisha Johnson, Elizabeth Bathory on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 14, 2018.
  3. Q170846 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 1 on www.vampires.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  5. Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 2 on www.vampires.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  6. The Blood Countess on vampireunderworld.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. JUDr. Miloslav Jedlička, Alžběta Báthoryová on kriminalistika.eu, Retrieved on Mar 26, 2019.
Internal References

Elizabeth Bathory is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 20 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Vampires sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #1 of 4 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Slovakia
  3. #1 of 43 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #1 of 46 [ Page 1 ] of Leo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #1 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  6. #2 of 75 [ Page 1 ] of Female Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #3 of 88 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #7 of 649 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #27 of 649 [ Page 2 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  10. #47 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #388 of 649 [ Page 26 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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