Picture Of Elizabeth Bathory

Picture Of Elizabeth Bathory

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This is a fairly contemporary copy of original portrait of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory from 1585 which is lost, probably painted in the late 16th century. She was 25 on the original portrait.

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Vampire Elizabeth Bathory

The tales of Elizabeth Bathory to this day chill the blood of historians and people in Eastern Europe. Her terrifying killing spree and the stories about her thirst for blood made her one of the best known mass murderers in the world and a center of many vampire folklore tales.

List of Famous Vampires

Hundreds of years of legends and myths about vampires have created many popular tales of vampires who presumably walked on Earth and fed upon the innocent victims. Here you can find out more about some of the most famous vampires from our history and literature.

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