Rebecca Johns on Erzsebet Bathoryon October 13, 2010 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Countess Erzsebet Bathory was a Hungarian noblewoman in the 16th Century. She tortured and killed countless women and girls, most of whom were her servants.
She is often called the first female serial killer. That probably isn’t correct, but she is certainly one of the first ones known.
Belinda Goldsmith has a review of her new book, “The Countess: A Novel.