1614 – Countess Elizabeth Báthory dies

The heroine and role model of every goth woman who ever aspired to the title of Queen Bitch, Countess Elisabet Báthory was a Hungarian noblewoman most famous for bathing in the blood of virgins in order to preserve her youthful appearance.

It’s unlikely that Bathory ever actually bathed so, but it is certain that she numbers among the most prolific serial killers of all time, and is possibly the most prolific of female serial killers known to history. Most of her victims were indeed young women (although their virginity or otherwise is a question unlikely ever to be answered).

In 1610, she was arrested along with four of her servants. Three of the servants were later convicted and executed, with the fourh being sentenced to life imprisonment. Bathory herself was never convicted, but remained under the house arrest that had been instituted from the first. Four years later, it appears that she starved herself to death.

Referenced in:

Elizabeth – Kamelot
Love – Unusual Suspect
Countess Bathory – Venom
Báthory Aria – Cradle of Filth
Venus in Fear – Cradle of Filth
Elisabeth Bathory – Dissection
Elisabeth Bathory – Tormentor
Bathory’s Sainthood – Boy Sets Fire
Woman of Dark Desires – Bathory
Once Upon Atrocity – Cradle of Filth
Desire in Violent Overture – Cradle of Filth
The Twisted Nails of Faith – Cradle of Filth
Beneath The Howling Stars – Cradle of Filth
Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids – Cradle of Filth
Portrait of the Dead Countess – Cradle of Filth
Thirteen Autumns and a Widow” – Cradle of Filth
Lustmord and Wargasm (The Lick of Carnivorous Winds) – Cradle of Filth

1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested for murder

Jeffrey Dahmer was finally caught when his latest intended victim – a man named Tracy Edwards, managed to escape from Dahmer’s apartment. Edwards managed to flag down two cops, whom he led back to Apartment 213. Dahmer had hidden some of the evidence, but by no means all, and after backup was summoned and arrived, he was arrested.

A search of the apartment turned up Dahmer’s collection of photographs taken of his victims, four severed human heads, numerous other severed body parts and seven human skulls.

Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, totalling 957 years. He was eventually beaten to death by another inmate in 1994.

Referenced in:
213 – Slayer
The Brain – Macabre
Dirty Frank – Pearl Jam
Cold – Unusual Suspect
Room 213 – Dead Moon
Apartment 213 – Macabre
Arc Arsenal – At the Drive-In
Apartment 213 – HotrodboB
Freeze Dried Man – Macabre
What’s That Smell? – Macabre
Still Born/Still Life – Christian Death
Sinthasomphone – Venetian Snares
Tom Dahmer Mixtape Freestyle – Necro
Room 213 (Jeffrey Dahmer) – Church of Misery
The Ballad Of Jeffrey Dahmer – Pinkard & Bowden
Jeffrey Dahmer’s CookBook – Bloody Tea vs. Human Raise