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Countess Erzsébet "The Blood Countess" Báthory de Ecsed (Báthori of Ecsed)

Hungarian: Báthory de Ecsed Erzsébet
Also Known As: "Erzsébet "The Blood Countess""
Birthplace: Nyírbátor, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Magyarország (Hungary)
Death: August 21, 1614 (54)
Csejte (Čachtice), Trencsény vármegye (Trenčiansky kraj), Hungary (present Slovakia)
Place of Burial: Čachtice, Nové Mesto nad Váhom District, Trenčín Region, Slovakia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of György Báthori de Ecsed and Anna Báthori de Somlyó
Wife of Unknown Peasant and Count Ferenc II Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld
Mother of Unknown- bastard-child; Anna Nádasdy; Miklós - Nikola Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld; Pál - Paul Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld; Katalin Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld and 3 others
Sister of István Báthori de Ecsed; Istvan Bathori, VIII; Zsófia Báthory and Klára Báthory
Half sister of János Drágfi de Béltek; György Drágfi de Béltek; Miklós (fl. 1575) Drugeth de Homonna; Borbála Drugeth de Homonna and Anna Drugeth de Homonna

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About Countess Erzsébet - Elizabeth Báthory

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová in Slovak; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family of Hungarian nobility. Although in modern times she has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history, her guilt is debated. She is nevertheless remembered as the "Blood Countess" or "Blood Queen."

After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, however, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, now in Slovakia and known as Čachtice, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

Later writings about the case have led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins in order to retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.

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Countess Erzsébet - Elizabeth Báthory's Timeline

August 7, 1560
Nyírbátor, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Magyarország (Hungary)
Age 19
Age 24
Csepreg, Csepregi, Vas County, Hungary
Age 32
Age 33
Age 37
August 21, 1614
Age 54
Csejte (Čachtice), Trencsény vármegye (Trenčiansky kraj), Hungary (present Slovakia)
November 28, 1614
Age 54
Čachtice, Nové Mesto nad Váhom District, Trenčín Region, Slovakia