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The Most Evil Woman ... Elizabeth Bathory... her family tree

Updated on December 30, 2013

How could this happen?

Well, it seems that I have found another family tree to work on and this one belongs to one of the evil women in history. I'm hoping that I don't find her on my tree. Unfortunately, she has a long line of descendants, so anything is possible. I'm going to start you off with a few videos of her life to let you get to know a little about her. And if you thought that my lens about Lizzie Borden was creepy... well, all I can say is that you haven't seen nothing yet!

And if you think that these were the only women who murdered anyone in their way, you have no idea!! Women Who Murder

photo: wikipedia

Elizabeth... part one

Part two

Part Three


George Bathory

- 1570

Anna ?


The Bathory family and the Nadasdy family decided very early that a match between their children would be beneficial for both families. We know that Elizabeth was 15 years old.

Elizabeth Bathory marries two times?

Elizabeth Bathory

Birth 1560 in Translyvania Hungry

Death 1614 in Hungry

I'm finding several sources where by Elizabeth marries a peasant first and then follows the wishes of her family to marry Ferencz. What happened to the peasant is anyone's guess. There is also information about a daughter from this alliance.

married Ferencz Nadasdy

Birth 1555 in Hungry

Death 1603

The Union

NADASDY Children

What is most surprising is the fact that history has painted Elizabeth as an extremely caring mother. While she tortured the children of families throughout Hungary, she loved her own children as would any mother today!

Miklos Nadasdy

Birth ?

Death ?

(while I haven't found a connecting line from Miklos I did find a possible descent born in Hungary: Miklós Nádasdi

Birth: abt 1859

Residence: Kisszekely

Origin: Magyar, Hungary

Arrival: 25 Feb 1905 in New York, New York

Departure: Fiume

Orsolya Orsika Nadasdy



*Now here is an interesting connection. There is actually a woman living in US with the same name and would be more than likely still be alive today.

Anastasia Bathory

Birth 1574 in Hungry

Death ?

Anna Nadasdy

Birth 1585 in Hungry

Death ?

Katalin (Katheriana) Nadasdy

Birth 1594 in Hungry

Death ?

Paul Nadasdy

Birth 1598 in Hungry

Death 1650 in Hungry

Other than Paul who dies as a young child, there has to be hundreds and hundreds of descendants of this pair. I will keep looking to see just how far I can get.

The Blood Countess and where she lived

There is one painting of her that is quite remarkable!

Her lineage has come to a complete stop although there ARE children born of the union. It is impossible to imagine that there are no children wandering the world, but I doubt that anyone would admit to this particular family tree.

Have you ever heard of the woman??

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      3 years ago

      actually she is a close but distant relative of mine. My Great Grandmother had to let Transylvania take the castle to settle back land taxes. I LOVE bringing this up....Freaks the hell out of people..

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      Keith Winter 

      5 years ago from Spain

      Wow! Amazing lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      @John Dyhouse: I read about the woman while researching Dracula but had no idea who she was. She certainly made him seem rather meek didn't she.

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      This is the first time that I have ever heard the name or the fact that the dracula myth was based on a woman - amazing

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: It was definitely a very scary time to be alive!

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      6 years ago

      I saw something about this on television and she committed some terrible acts. Amazing the lengths people will go to.

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for the tip... will check it out. :)

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      6 years ago

      You might also want to check these names with the last name of Bathory. Ferencz changed his last name to Bathory when they married instead of the other way around because her family was much more prominent (Royalty.)

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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      No, not before now. The first video was blocked and so I'm still not sure about just what she has done. I did watch the second video.


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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      @Frischy: She was a very unusual woman to say the least. It was a very difficult tree to research.

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      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I did not have time to watch the videos. Do the children live forever? It seems the one son was quite ancient when he came to the US, and the other daughter is still alive also? Yet, the mother died in 1614? That is so remarkable! I will have to watch the videos later when my daughter cannot overhear. It sounds pretty creepy for sure!

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      Marti Lawrence 

      6 years ago from Grain Valley, Missouri

      I'd never heard of her. Great story for this spooky time of year!

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      6 years ago

      I am not in the better of the videos-Blessed

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      6 years ago

      No, but I'll bet the writer(s) of "Snow White and the Huntsman" used this woman as a model for Charlize Theron's character! Lots of parallels. Great (but bloody) lens. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      No, I have not heard of her. Wouldn't want her for an ancestor either.

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      6 years ago

      I've heard about her. She was definitely evil.

    • mojoCNYartist profile image


      6 years ago from CNY

      There is a movie on netflix about her that I have been meaning to watch...I just may have to soon.


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