Elizabeth (Bathory) Báthory de Ecsed

Erzsébet (Bathory) Báthory de Ecsed (1560 - 1614)

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Countess Erzsébet (Elizabeth) "Blood Countess" Báthory de Ecsed formerly Bathory
Born in Nyírbátor, Szabolcs, Magyarországmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 8 May 1575 in Varannómap
Descendants descendants
Died in Csejthe, Nyitra, Magyarországmap
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European Aristocracy
Countess Elizabeth Bathory was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.



According to widespread misbelief, Elizabeth Báthory was one of the most notorious serial killers in history, supposedly murdering over 600 women in her castle during her lifetime. There is no evidence that she actually committed the crimes she allegedly did. It is more likely that the stories were made up by rival families. She was a widow of one of the most powerful and wealthy noblemen of Hungary, she managed enormous estates and was documented to have been very good to her people offering scholarships and running practically a hostpital in her castle. Her trial was not fair by the standards of her time (torturing witnesses, etc.) and it is widely believed that the case was to seize her assets.

Countess Erzsébet Báthory de Ecsed[1]
b. 1560/1561 Nyírbátor, Hungary
p. George (György) Báthory[2] and Anna Báthory (1539–1570)[3]
According to Jensen (2012), Anna was the sister of Stephen Bathory, King of Poland, and her husband was a soldier. [4]
d. 21 August 1614 Csejthe Castle[5]
Burial: church of Csejte church
Re-interred: Báthory family crypt


m. Ferenc Nádasdy (d. 04 Jan 1604)[6] 08 May 1575 Varannó palace


c.1585: Anna m. Miklós Zrinyi VI[7]
dau. Katalin
son. György
dau. Orsolya
son. Pál
son. András (1598–1603)
son. Miklós m. Zsuzsanna Zrinyi


Castle of Csejthe (Čachtice Castle)


Arrest: 30 Dec 1610 Csejte Castle
[8] states that Gyorgy Thurzo discovered a Bathory torture session on 26 Dec 1609/10
Trial: 2 Jan 1611 Bicse[9]


  1. English: Elizabeth Bathory
  2. Ecsed family branch. Bros. Andrew Bonaventura Báthory, Voivod of Transylvania
  3. Father: Stephen Báthory of Somlyó, Voivod of Transylvania. Somlyó branch. Elizabeth's materal cousin was Hungarian noble Stefan Báthory, King of Poland and Duke of Transylvania.
  4. pdf
  5. Now: Čachtice, Slovakia.
  6. Son of Baron Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld and Orsolya Kanizsay.
  7. d. aft 1605
  8. History channel
  9. Báthory herself was never brought to trial, but her family imprisoned her in Csejthe (now: Čachtice) Castle for life.

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Bathory-21 and Bathory-7 appear to represent the same person because: These are one-in-the-same and need to be merged.
posted by Dave McNally

Elizabeth is 26 degrees from Donald Howard, 18 degrees from Julia Howe and 9 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.