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Elizabeth Bathory
Birth: Aug. 8, 1560, Hungary
Death: Aug. 21, 1614, Hungary

Countess born in Transylvania during the sixteenth century. She believed that she could preserve her youth with the blood of young girls, and had them brought to her castle in Hungary and then murdered and drained of their blood. She usually bathed in a vat of her victims blood. This went on for ten years, until one of her intended victims escaped and alerted the authorities to her evil ways. Her castle was raided on December 30, 1610, and at least fifty dead bodies were exhumed. It is estimated that over the ten year period, as many as 650 girls were murdered. Elizabeth was sealed inside her bedchamber at the castle by stone masons, with only a small opening left in which to pass food. She died in this room in 1614, four years after she was first imprisoned. It is believed that her story was the inspiration for the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Location of body is unknown. 
 
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Cachtice Castle
Nove Mesto
Bratislavsky, Slovakia
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2003
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