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Anna Radziwiłłówna (1475 or 1476 – 15 March 1522) was a Lithuanian noble woman and Duchess of Masovia.
Čachtice (pronounced, Csejte) is a village in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in western Slovakia with a population of 4,010 (as of 2014).
Čachtice Castle (Čachtický hrad, Csejte vára) is a castle ruin in Slovakia next to the village of Čachtice.
Bathory were an extreme metal band formed in Vällingby, Sweden, in 1983 named after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory.
Bathory (also released as Bathory: Countess of Blood) is a 2008 historical drama horror film written and directed by Juraj Jakubisko.
The Báthory family (Batory) was a Hungarian noble family of the Gutkeled clan.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
Bolesław IV of Warsaw (Bolesław IV warszawski; – 10 September 1454), was a Polish prince member of the House of Piast in the Masovian branch.
Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the affluent village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, west of downtown Boston.
Bratislava (Preßburg or Pressburg, Pozsony) is the capital of Slovakia.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
Budapest City Archives is the one and only general archives in Hungary apart from Hungarian National Archives, but one which also functions as city archives.
Bytča (Nagybiccse) is a town in northwestern Slovakia.
Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Cannibalism is the act of one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food.
A castellan was the governor or captain of a castellany and its castle.
Catalina de los Ríos y Lisperguer, nicknamed La Quintrala because of her flaming red hair (1604 – 1665), was an aristocratic 17th century Chilean landowner, and murderer.
Catherine Telegdi (hun. Katalin Telegdi) (1492–1547) was a Hungarian noble lady, the daughter of István Telegdi de Kincstartó and his wife Margit Bebek de Pelsőcz.
Count Dracula is the title character of Bram Stoker's 1897 gothic horror novel Dracula.
Countess Dracula is a 1971 British Hammer horror film based on the legends surrounding the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory.
Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova (Дарья Николаевна Салтыкова;; 1730 – December 27, 1801), commonly known as Saltychikha (p), was a Russian noblewoman, sadist, and serial killer from Moscow, who became notorious for torturing and killing more than one hundred of her serfs, mostly women and girls.
Marie Delphine Macarty or MacCarthy (March 19, 1787 – December 7, 1849), more commonly known as Madame Blanque, until her third marriage, when she became known as Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans Creole socialite and murderer, noted for torturing and murdering slaves in her household.
Deutschkreutz (Sopronkeresztúr until 1899, Németkeresztúr translit Kerestur) is an Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in the state of Burgenland.
The influence of Countess Elizabeth Báthory in popular culture has been notable from the 18th century to the present day.
Elizabeth Branch (1672–3 May 1740) was an 18th-century English murderer.
Elizabeth Brownrigg (1720 – 14 September 1767) was an 18th-century English murderer.
An epithet (from ἐπίθετον epitheton, neuter of ἐπίθετος epithetos, "attributed, added") is a byname, or a descriptive term (word or phrase), accompanying or occurring in place of a name and having entered common usage.
Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.
Count Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld (6 October 1555 – 4 January 1604) was a Hungarian nobleman.
Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group.
Gabriel Báthory (Báthory Gábor; 15 August 1589 – 27 October 1613) was Prince of Transylvania from 1608 to 1613.
The gentry (genterie; Old French gentil: "high-born") are the "well-born, genteel, and well-bred people" of the social class below the nobility of a society.
German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe.
Gilles de Montmorency-Laval (prob. c. September 1405 – 26 October 1440), Baron de Rais, was a knight and lord from Brittany, Anjou and Poitou, a leader in the French army, and a companion-in-arms of Joan of Arc.
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was a European state that lasted from the 13th century up to 1795, when the territory was partitioned among the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, and Austria.
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
György Thurzó (Juraj Turzo, 2 September 1567 – 24 December 1616) was a powerful Hungarian magnate, who served as the Palatine of Hungary between 1609 and 1616.
In Ancient Greece, the gynaeceum (γυναικεῖον gynaikeion, from Ancient Greek γυναικεία gynaikeia "part of the house reserved for the women"; literally "of or belonging to women, feminine") or the gynaeconitis (γυναικωνῖτις gynaikōnitis "women's apartments in a house") was a building or the portion of a house reserved for women, generally the innermost apartment.
The Habsburg Monarchy (Habsburgermonarchie) or Empire is an unofficial appellation among historians for the countries and provinces that were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg between 1521 and 1780 and then by the successor branch of Habsburg-Lorraine until 1918.
In justice and law, house arrest (also called home confinement, home detention, or, in modern times, electronic monitoring) is a measure by which a person is confined by the authorities to a residence.
The House of Habsburg (traditionally spelled Hapsburg in English), also called House of Austria was one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe.
The Hungarian nobility consisted of a privileged group of people, most of whom owned landed property, in the Kingdom of Hungary.
Hungarians, also known as Magyars (magyarok), are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary (Magyarország) and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history and speak the Hungarian language.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.
Immoral Tales (Contes immoraux) is a 1973 French anthology film directed by Walerian Borowczyk.
The judge royal, also justiciar, chief justiceSegeš 2002, p. 202.
The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century (1000–1946 with the exception of 1918–1920).
The Kingdom of Hungary between 1526 and 1867 was, while outside the Holy Roman Empire, part of the lands of the Habsburg Monarchy, that became the Empire of Austria in 1804.
Konrad III the Red (pl: Konrad III Rudy; 1447/48 – 28 October 1503), was a Polish prince member of the House of Piast in the Masovian branch.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
Poland was ruled at various times either by dukes (the 10th–14th century) or by kings (the 11th-18th century).
In a political sense, conspiracy refers to a group of people united in the goal of usurping, altering or overthrowing an established political power.
The Little Carpathians (also: Lesser Carpathians, Malé Karpaty; Kleine Karpaten; Kis-Kárpátok) are a low, about 100 km long, mountain range, part of the Carpathian Mountains.
The Long Turkish War or Thirteen Years' War was an indecisive land war between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire, primarily over the Principalities of Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Matthias (24 February 1557 – 20 March 1619) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1612, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1608 (as Matthias II) and King of Bohemia from 1611.
Mikalojus Radvila or Mikolaj I nicknamed the Old (Mikalojus Radvilaitis, Mikalojus II Radvila Senasis, Nicolaus II Radziwil Priscus) (c. 1450 – 16 July 1509) was a Lithuanian noble.
In narrative, a motif is any recurring element that has symbolic significance in a story.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human being with malice aforethought.
Nagyecsed is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.
Nikola VI Zrinski (Nicholas VI Zrinski, Zrínyi VI.), (c. 1570 in Čakovec(?) – 24 March 1625 in Čakovec), was a Croatian count, a member of the Zrinski noble family.
A notary is a person licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents.
Nyírbátor is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.
Ottoman Hungary was the territory of southern Medieval Hungary which was ruled by the Ottoman Empire from 1541 to 1699.
The Ottoman–Habsburg wars were fought from the 16th through the 18th centuries between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg (later Austrian) Empire, which was at times supported by the Holy Roman Empire, Kingdom of Hungary, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Habsburg Spain.
The Palatine of Hungary (Landespalatin, nádor, palatinus regni Hungarie, and nádvorný špán) was the highest-ranking office in the Kingdom of Hungary from the beginning of the 11th century to 1848.
A peasant is a pre-industrial agricultural laborer or farmer, especially one living in the Middle Ages under feudalism and paying rent, tax, fees or services to a landlord.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house.
A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation.
The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, after 1791 the Commonwealth of Poland, was a dualistic state, a bi-confederation of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch, who was both the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania.
A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a linguistic blend of words,, p. 644 in which parts of multiple words or their phones (sounds) are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel.
The Prince of Transylvania (Fürst von Siebenbürgen,Fallenbüchl 1988, p. 77. erdélyi fejedelem, princeps Transsylvaniae. principele Transilvaniei) was the head of state of the Principality of Transylvania from the last decades of the 16th century until the middle of the 18th century.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
Romania (România) is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.
Sadistic personality disorder is a personality disorder involving sadism which appeared in an appendix of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III-R).
Sárvár (Kotenburg, Rotenturm an der Raab., Mala Sela) is a town in Hungary in Vas.
Scalding (from the Latin word calidus, meaning hot) is a form of thermal burn resulted from heated fluids such as boiling water or steam.
Scaphism, also known as the boats, was an ancient Persian method of execution reported in historical sources that was designed to cause a torturous death.
Slovakia (Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika), is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
The Slovaks or Slovak people (Slováci, singular Slovák, feminine Slovenka, plural Slovenky) are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Slovakia who share a common ancestry, culture, history and speak the Slovak language.
The Society of Jesus (SJ – from Societas Iesu) is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain.
Sophia of Masovia (1497/1498 - before 11 March 1543) was a Princess of Masovia, daughter of Konrad III Rudy, Duke of Masovia and his wife Anna Radziwiłł.
Stephen Báthory (Báthory István; Stefan Batory; Steponas Batoras; 27 September 1533 – 12 December 1586) was Voivode of Transylvania (1571–76), Prince of Transylvania (1576–86), from 1576 Queen Anna Jagiellon's husband and jure uxoris King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1576-1586).
Stephen Báthory of Ecsed (ecsedi Báthory István; 1555 – 25 July 1605) was judge royal of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1586 to 1605.
Stephen III Báthory (Báthory István) (died 11 November 1444, Varna) was a Hungarian nobleman and commander.
Stephen VII Báthory (Báthory István; died 3 May 1530) was a Hungarian nobleman and commander.
Stephen VIII Báthory (Báthory István) (1477–1534) was a Hungarian noble.
Baron Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld (I), called the Great Palatine (1498–1562), Hungarian statesman, was the son of Ferenc I Nádasdy and his first wife Orsolya Therjék de Szenterzsébet.
"The Straight Dope" was an online question-and-answer newspaper column published from 1973 to 2018 in the Chicago Reader and syndicated in eight newspapers in the United States.
Tongs are a type of tool used to grip and lift objects instead of holding them directly with hands.
Torture (from the Latin tortus, "twisted") is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.
Transylvania is a historical region in today's central Romania.
Upper Hungary is the usual English translation of Felvidék (lit.: "Upland"), the Hungarian term for the area that was historically the northern part of the Kingdom of Hungary, now mostly present-day Slovakia.
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Țepeș) or Vlad Dracula (1428/311476/77), was voivode (or prince) of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death.
The Voivode of Transylvania (Vojwode von Siebenbürgen;Fallenbüchl 1988, p. 77. erdélyi vajda;Zsoldos 2011, p. 36. voivoda Transsylvaniae; voievodul Transilvaniei) was the highest-ranking official in Transylvania within the Kingdom of Hungary from the 12th century to the 16th century.
Vranov nad Topľou (Slovak before 1927 and from 1944–1969: Vranov; Frö(h)nel / Vronau an der Töpl (rare); Varannó; Воронів над Топлёв) is a city of approximately 23,157 inhabitants in eastern Slovakia, situated near Košice and Prešov, and between the Topľa River and the Ondava River.
Wallachia or Walachia (Țara Românească; archaic: Țeara Rumânească, Romanian Cyrillic alphabet: Цѣра Рȣмѫнѣскъ) is a historical and geographical region of Romania.
Alzbeta Batoriova, Alžbeta Bátoriová, Anastasia Bathory, Anastasia Báthory, Baroness Erzsebet Bathory, Bathory Erzsebet, Blood Countess, Blood Queen, Bloody Erzsi, Bloody Lady of Cachtice, Bloody Lady of Čachtice, Báthory Erzsébet, Countess Bathory, Countess Elizabeth Bathory, Countess Elizabeth Báthory, Countess Erzsebet Bathory, Elisabeth Bathory, Elisabeth Báthory, Elizabeth Anne Bathory, Elizabeth Bathori, Elizabeth Bathory, Elizabeth Bthory, Elizabith bathory, Erszebet, Erszebet Bathory, Erzebet Bathory, Erzebet Báthory, Erzsebet Bathory, Erzsébet Báthory, The Blood Countess.