Elizabeth Báthory: The "blood countess" who reportedly killed 600 young girls

Unraveling the horrifying crimes of Hungary's murderous aristocrat

Stars Insider

20/02/24 | StarsInsider


History often transforms influential women into legends and Elizabeth Báthory, a Hungarian aristocrat accused of being a serial killer in the 16th and 17th centuries, is no exception. Her legacy continues to inspire chilling stories of horror and cruelty, even four centuries after her death.

Recognized by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer in history, Báthory is alleged to have taken the lives of over 600 young girls to satisfy her bloodlust. However, like many historical events, her story is far from straightforward.

Was she a merciless and tormented murderer, or was she a victim of an elaborate conspiracy? Take a look at the gallery and form your own judgment.

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