Delphine LaLaurie Biography
(New Orleans Socialite and Serial Killer Who Tortured and Murdered Slaves in Her Household)
Birthday: March 19, 1780 (Pisces)
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Madame LaLaurie (Delphine LaLaurie) was a powerful and rich slave owner in the early 19th century America. She was born to a French mother and a Rich Irish father and owned a massive mansion in New Orleans. She became known among the American elite society for being the alleged murderer and insane torturer of several slaves that she owned. She was born in 1780 during the period of Spanish colonialism and married three times, with two of her grooms passing away within a few years into the marriage. In her Royal Street Mansion, she kept several slaves. As she had to maintain her image of a sophisticated socialite, the reality was far away from what it seemed. She came across as a warm woman and sweet towards the black community. A fire broke out in her mansion in April 1834 and upon investigation, seven slaves were found in her attics. They were visibly tortured and were bound before the fire happened. An outraged mob attacked the mansion and Madame flew away to France following the incident. She died in her 60s in a boar hunting accident in Paris. Her death is debated as there are no solid documents portraying her life after she left America.