French Serial Killers

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Rank the Most Wicked French Serial Killers

 1 Charles Sobhraj

Charles Sobhraj.
44
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: April 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City
Charles Sobhraj, better known as the “Bikini Killer” and “The Serpent,” is an infamous criminal who was convicted of murdering twelve tourists in Southeast Asia in the 1970s, purely out of his hatred for hippies. After serving jail time in India, he is now serving a life sentence in Nepal.

 2 Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais.
0
Famous As: Serial Killer of Children
Birthdate: September 4, 1404
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Champtocé-sur-Loire, Anjou
Died: October 26, 1440

Gilles de Rais was a French lord and knight who served as a leader in the French army. Rais' achievements as a military man are often overshadowed by the fact that he was convicted of killing several children. A confessed serial killer, Gilles de Rais was sentenced to death and hanged on 26 October 1440.

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 3 Marcel Petiot

Marcel Petiot.
1
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auxerre
Died: May 25, 1946

While he was diagnosed with mental illness as a child, French physician Marcel Petiot or Doctor Satan, allegedly killed almost 60 people later. He targeted Jews fleeing Nazi-occupied France, injected them with poison, stole their belongings, and hid their bodies in his basement. He was guillotined for his crimes.

 4 Henri Désiré Landru

Henri Désiré Landru.
1
Famous As: Serial killer, Subdeacon, Accountant, Q3053339, Cartographer, Roofer, Plumber, Con artist
Birthdate: April 12, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 25, 1922

 5 Thierry Paulin

Thierry Paulin.
1
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort-de-France, Martinique
Died: April 16, 1989

 6 Guy Georges

Guy Georges
2
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: October 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François, France

 7 Volker Eckert

Volker Eckert
1
Famous As: Serial killer
Birthdate: July 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plauen, Germany
Died: July 2, 2007
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 8 Veronique Courjault

Veronique Courjault
1
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France

 9 Patrice Alègre

Patrice Alègre
1
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toulouse, France