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Friday 7th of January 1611

413 years ago

Start of the trial against 51-year-old countess and serial killer Erzsébet Báthory aka Die Blutfrau in Nagybiccse, Žilina, Hungary.

Báthory and her accomplices were on trial for violating and killing over 650 girls and maidens in Austria, Hungary and Czechoslowakia. Her servants Ilona Nagy’s fingers were torn off with red hot pincers, Dorottya Szentes Szeoch and Janos Ficzko Ujvary were decapitated, drained of all their blood and thrown into the fire, while Báthory is sentenced to be walled in in her own castle.