ERZSEBET BATHORY Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Elizabeth Bathory                                                                   
Born August 7, 1560                                                                 
Nyírbátor, Hungary                                                               
Died August 21, 1614 (aged 54)                                                     
Čachtice, Slovakia                                                                 
Charge(s) Murder                                                                   
Penalty House Arrest until Death                                                   
Status Nobility                                                                     
Occupation Royal Family of Hungary                                                 
Countess Elizabeth Bathory ( August 7, 1560 - August 21, 1614), was                 
a Hungarian countess from the renowned Bathory family. The family is famous for     
defending Hungary against the Ottoman Turks. She is known as the most infamous     
serial killer in Hungarian and Slovak history and is remembered as the "Blood       
Countess" and as Bloody Lady of Čachtice, after the castle near Trenn, in         
Royal Hungary, present-day Slovakia, where she spent most of her 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 saying over 600     
victims. In 1610, she was imprisoned in Čachtice Castle, where she remained in     
her room bricked in until her death four years later. Since she was a Countess     
she was never formally tried in court. The Báthory case has inspired many         
legends, including the false story of the countess bathing in the blood of         
virginal girls whom she killed in order to retain her youth. These stories have     
led to the modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.