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list of known , in roughly chronological order. serial killers Liu Pengli (144 B.C.-?) 2nd-century BC Han prince; one of the earliest serial killers attested by historical sources. [1 ] Locusta (?- A.D. 69) [2 ] Zu Shenatir 5th-century Yemeni serial killer. Gilles de Rais (1404–1440) some 40 bodies found, generally suspected of 80-200 murders. Gilles Garnier (?-1573) Confessed to 4 murders. Peter Niers (?-1581) Confessed to 544 murders, including 24 pregnant women whose fetuses he cut out for purposes of cannibalism and black magic. Peter Stumpp (?-1589) Confessed to killing and having eaten 18 individuals. Axlar-Björn (?-1596) Suspected of killing 9-18 persons. Elizabeth Báthory (1560–1614) Suspected of torturing up to 650 servants to death. Jasper Hanebuth (1607-1653) higwayman and murderer, found guilty on 19 counts of murder. Melcher Hedloff (1606-1654) robber and highwayman, found guilty of murdering 251 persons. [3 ] La Quintrala (1604–1665) Accused and tried for over 40 murders of servants. Marie de Brinvilliers (1630–1676) Poisoned at least 3 persons. Klaas Annink (1710-1775) Reputedly responsible, together with his wife Aarne Spanjers and his son, Jannes, for numerous robberies and murders in the region in and around Hengevelde. Darya Saltykova (1730–1801) Suspected of killing about 138 servants, convicted on 38 accounts of murder. Lewis Hutchinson (1733-1773) Scottish immigrant to Jamaica convicted of shooting dozens of people in the 18th century; executed in 1773. Anna Maria Zwanziger (1760–1811) Poisoned at least 8 persons, 4 of whom died. Sophie Charlotte Elisabeth Ursinus (1760-1836) Berlin aristocrat convicted of poisoning her aunt with arsenic at the turn of the 19th century; boyfriend and husband died similarly. Harpe Brothers (1768–1799, and 1770–1804) Murdered at least 40 men, women and children. Gesche Gottfried (1785-1831) Poisoned 15 people and was last person to be publicly executed in the city of Bremen. William Burke (1792–1829) and William Hare (c. 1804– ?) Murdered 17 individuals. Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1858) Artist considered to have poisoned four people. Samuel Green (1796-1822) Robber and serial killer that was executed by hanging in Massachusetts on April 25, 1822. [4 ] Delphine LaLaurie (c. 1775–1842) Tortured and maimed her slaves, at least 3 died. Thug Behram (1765–1840) May have been involved in 931 murders, confessed to about 125. Thomas Jeffries (?-1826) Tasmanian penal colony escapee responsible for the murders of five people; executed in 1826. Hélène Jégado (1824–1856) Convicted of 3 murders by poisoning, believed responsible for 36. William Palmer (1803–1852) Suspected of 6-7 murders by poisoning, convicted of 1. Diogo Alves (1810-1841) Robber suspected of over 70 murders and executed on February 19, 1841. Martin Dumollard (1810-1862) Condemned to the guillotine after having been arrested and charged with the deaths of maids from 1855 to 1861. Manuel Blanco Romasanta (1809-1863, active 1844-1853) Confessed to having killed 13 people in the shape of a wolf, found guilty of 9 murders. Lydia Sherman (1824-1878) Known as "The Derby Poisoner" who poisoned her family and others in her care in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, until being convicted in 1872. Edward William Pritchard (1825-1865) English doctor who poisoned his wife and her mother in 1865; two years earlier their maid had died in a mysterious fire. Mary Ann Cotton (1832–1873) Suspected of 21 cases of fatal poisonings, convicted on murdering her own children. Margaret Waters (1835-1870) Baby farmer executed on October 11, 1870. Felipe Espinosa (1836–1863, active in 1863) Involved in the killings of 26 persons. Frederick Bailey Deeming (1853 to 1892) Killed his wife and four children in Britain in 1891; remarried and moved to Australia, and then murdered his new wife. Catherine Wilson ( active 1854-1862) Nurse considered to have poisoned seven people in the 19th century and the last woman to be publicly hanged in London. Francisco Guerrero (1840–1910, active 1880-1888 and 1908) [5 ] killed 21 women, 20 reported as prostitutes. [6 ] Guadalupe Martínez de Bejarano (?-?, active 1887-1892) [7 ] Murdered three girls. [8 ] Martha Needle (1863-1894) Poisoner of four family members and boyfriend's brother. Matti Haapoja (active 1867-1894) 3 known victims possibly killed 22–25; sentenced to life imprisonment, hanged himself in a prison cell. Juan Diaz de Garayo (active 1870-1879) Known as "The Sacamantecas". Killed 6 people. The Bloody Benders (active 1872–1873) 11 known victims. Catherine Flannigan and Margaret Higgins (active 1880-1883) Two Irish women known as The Black Widows of Liverpool, they killed at least 4 people by poisoning in the 1880s in order to obtain insurance money. Maria Swanenburg (active 1880-1883) Suspected of killing more than 90 with arsenic in the 1880s. Amelia Dyer (active 1880-1896) Murdered infants in her care; executed in 1896. Thomas Neill Cream (active 1881–1892) 5 known victims. Servant Girl Annihilator (active 1884–1885) 16 known victims. Jane Toppan (active 1885–1901) 31 victims. Jack the Ripper (active 1888) 5 known victims, may have been responsible for another 9-16 murders. H. H. Holmes (1860–1896) 27 murders confessed, found guilty of 4. Joseph Vacher (1869–1898) Suspected of 11-27 murders. Agnus McVee (active 1875 to 1885) Along with her husband Jim McVee and her son-in-law Al Riley, she is said to have killed many miners for gold and kidnapped women for sale to miners as white slaves. [9 ] Mary Ann Britland (active 1886) Poisoned her daughter, husband, and the wife of her lover in 1886. John and Sarah Makin (active in late nineteenth century, to 1892) Remains of 12 dead infants found at their homes. [10 ] George Chapman (active 1897–1902) Poisoned 3 women. Johann Otto Hoch (1862–1906) Found guilty of 1 murder, police suspected at least 15 cases of murder. See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "THE FIRST SERIAL KILLER, WHO WAS HE?" . Retrieved 25 February 2014. ^ Newton, Michael (2000). The encyclopedia of serial killers. New York: Facts on File. p. 140. ISBN 0-8160-3978-X. ^ Modern reference, Wiltenburg, Joy (2013). . University of Virginia Press. p. 135. Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany ISBN 9780813933030. , original account Klossmann, Caspar (publ.) (1654). . Breslau: Caspar Klossmann. Mord-Thaten Melcher Hedloffs, sonst Schütze-Melcher genannt ^ "Samuel GREEN" . Retrieved 18 February 2014. ^ Pilcher, Jeffrey M. (2006). "2. The Porfirian Jungle". 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