Elizabeth Báthory Biography
(Hungarian Noblewoman and Serial Killer)
Birthday: August 7, 1560 (Leo)
Born In: Nyírbátor, Hungary
Elizabeth Báthory or Erzsebet Bathory was a feared Hungarian countess who became infamous as a torturer and a vicious serial murderer. It has been said that over hundred young women were among her victims. She allegedly tortured and murdered these women between 1585 and 1609. Born into nobility, Bathory’s family in Hungary was the ruler of Transylvania while her uncle was the ruler of Poland. She married Count Ferencz Nadasdy in 1575 after which she moved to Castle Cachtice. Till the time her husband was alive, not many rumours surfaced as she lived the life of a noble and bore four children. However, in the aftermath of her husband’s death, many horrific talks surfaced and highlighted Bathory’s cruelty. The deaths of several peasant women lurked around and the suspicion pointed towards Elizabeth Bathory. The King of Hungary, Matthias, initiated an investigation and it came to light that Elizabeth had tortured and killed over 600 girls with the help of her maids. She was subsequently arrested and was remained confined to her chambers in her castle until her death. Her maids who assisted her were convicted of witchcraft and executed. With these rumors confirmed, she was charged with the infamous label of the ‘Blood Countess’ indicating that she was a vampire.