Lady Dracula-Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed

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Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Hungarian: Báthory Erzsébet, Slovak: Alžbeta Bátoriová ; 7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614)[2] was a Hungarian noblewoman and serial killer from the Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer, although the precise number of her victims is debated. Báthory and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of young women between 1585 and 1609.[4] The highest number of victims cited during Báthory’s trial was 650. However, this number comes from the claim by a serving girl named Susannah that Jakab Szilvássy, Countess Báthory’s court official, had seen the figure in one of Báthory’s private books. The book was never revealed, and Szilvássy never mentioned it in his testimony. Despite the evidence against Elizabeth, her family’s influence kept her from facing trial. She was imprisoned in December 1609 within Csetje Castle, in Upper Hungary (now Slovakia), and held in solitary confinement in a windowless room until her death five years later.

The stories of her serial murders and brutality are verified by the testimony of more than 300 witnesses and survivors as well as physical evidence and the presence of horribly mutilated dead, dying and imprisoned girls found at the time of her arrest. Stories describing her vampire-like tendencies (most famously the tale that she bathed in the blood of virgins to retain her youth) were generally recorded years after her death, and are considered unreliable. Her story quickly became part of national folklore, and her infamy persists to this day. She is often compared with Vlad the Impaler of Wallachia (on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based), having contributed some of the mythos to the Dracula legend herself. Nicknames and literary epithets attributed to her include The Blood Countess and Countess Dracula.

 


Apparently there was no blood-borne diseases around back then as there are today or the villages wouldn’t have had to execute her.

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A. White is a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly who has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga," which should be finished this year. She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book came from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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11 Responses to Lady Dracula-Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed

  1. majorfashionluv says:

    I have heard of her deeds but didn’t know her name.

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    • She isn’t talked about as much as Vlad the Impaler but she was equally as evil. There aren’t any other known images of her known to exist for in those days they destroyed all images of an evil person for some believed the spirit could attach itself and return to the world and continue their atrocious deeds.

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  2. And it really isn’t popular even unto this day for a woman to be evil. Which accounts for not much be heard about her.

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    • Hi Brereton, thanks for letting me know that. No, I wasn’t aware it was being used a comparison to the rise of The Third Reich. That’s true. This is what happens when the so-called good people sit back and let evil flourish. Evil doesn’t stay contained to any one group or nationality. It spreads everyone if not stopped when it first begins.

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  6. Georgiana says:

    I have been reading here for quiet some time now but never said anything. I must say you’ve good answers in return of question asked with solid arguments and telling interesting things about the issues you discuss. I’m from this area and knows the legend quite well. Most people get it all mixed up. Thanks for keeping it straight.

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