Erzsebet Bathory

Demographic Info

The Blood CountessConvicted of 80; Suspected of 600+FemaleCaucasianHungaryStationarySadistic1560/08/07 (Nyírbátor, Hungary)1614/08/21 (Csejte, Hungary)


Bathory: Memoir of a CountessA. MordeauxAmazon, Kindle eBook
Blood Confession, TheAlisa LibbyAmazon, Kindle eBook
Bloody Countess, The: Atrocities of Erzsebet BathoryValentine PenroseAmazon
Countess Dracula: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood CountessTony ThorneAmazon
Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet BáthoryKimberly L. CraftAmazon
Trouble with the Pears, The: An intimate portrait of Erzsebet BathoryGia Bathory Al BabelAmazon


Deadly Women: Greed (Episode 1x02)
Deadly Women: Obsession (Episode 1x01)
Most Evil: Murderous Women (Episode 1x03)

A Hungarian countess from the 16th Century, Erzsebet Bathory tortured and killed at least 80 girls and young women. In 1610, she was imprisoned in the ?achtice Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

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Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1

on March 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Listener Lalith asks: “What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?” She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for…

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Episode 021: Questions & Answers I

on March 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes by | 3 Comments

This week we have our first Questions and Answers episode. The questions asked and answered are: Who’s your favorite serial killer? What serial killers do you find least interesting, and why? What type of serial killer scares you? Do you think serial killers are created by nature or nurture? Have…

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Rebecca Johns on Erzsebet Bathory

on October 13th, 2010 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

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…

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