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Countess Erzsebet Bathory I

Erzsébet Báthory was the hungarian countess who killed 612 women around early 1600, and in her diary she documented their deaths.
She became known as "Hungary's national monster", and was (along with Vlad Dracul) the model for Bram Stoker's Dracula. This latter claim, however, is often disputed.


She was married to Count Ferencz Nadasdy and became a countess living in Castle Csejthe a mountaintop fortress overlooking the village of Csejthe, which lies in the north-western part of Hungary. Here she apparently developed a practice of torturing servants and prisoners for her own pleasure. They were tortured in every possible way there was. She even liked to whip her victims on the front to see the expressions of pain and horror in their face.

After her husband's death her her fears of growing old began to grew, and she became obsessed with the idea of remaining young and beautiful forever.

One day, when striking a servant girl for combing her hair too hard, some of her blood fell on her hand.
She thought the blood made her skin look younger and become convinced that blood was the secret of eternal youth. She was also convinced that blood from virgin girls would be the most effective. The maid was murdered so that Erzsebet could bathe in her blood. From here her most notorious deeds began. The tortures the girls would be put through would last for weeks, months.
They were then cut in several different ways to provide blood for Bathory to wash herself with.
More than six hundred women died because of Erzsebet. These women ranged from peasants to members
of the nobility.

From: [link]


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