Countess Elizabeth Bathory Story?

I have researched Countess Elizabeth Bathory and her life story alot and I get the same thing over and over again. I want to know if she had any kids and other stuff about her life like that.
I am fascinated by this sanguine story of a female Vlad the Impaler.

What was the name of that movie, that was loosely based on Elizabeth Bathory's story? It was basically about some game that when you died in the game, you died in life. And the evil that was killing people was a character based on Elizabeth Bathory, who was a Hungarian Countess who believed that blood from others kept her youthful.

asked by Demos in History | 3308 views | 10-25-2009 at 08:23 PM

The name of the movie is Stay Alive.

Elizabeth Bathory' Story:

Born Elizabeth Bathory in 1560, she was the youngest daughter of George and Anna Bathory. Although seen as Hungarian, she was in fact born in what is now the Slovak republic. She spent the majority of her adult life at Castle Cachtice near a town that is north east of present day
Bratislava, where Austria, Hungary and the Slovak republic's boundaries come together.

George Bathory was said to have suffered from memory loss and bouts of paralysis. He spent the last 10 years of his life being cared for by servants who brought him to the table, carrying him in his favorite chair; which he had confined himself to. He slept upright in his chair and only bathed upon insistence and even then put up a fight.

Her brother Stephen was a drunkard that had appeared naked in a variety of marketplaces in strange towns, only to have the remainder of his senses beaten out of him. An expedition he led in Wallachia included Vlad Dracul thus connecting Elizabeth Bathory to Dracula. An Uncle Gabor was often seen at night, wearing his armor, fighting invisible attackers and shouting in unknown languages.

Elizabeth had an aunt Klara, whose homosexual tendencies managed to have her ostracized. She was the talk of the town because she kept beautiful young girls to pamper her. At the young age of 10, Elizabeth was promised to Ferencz Nadasdy, to wed when she turned 15. But Elizabeth's sexual atrocities were just beginning. When she was 14, she gave birth, secretly, to an illegitimate child and arranged for the child to be adopted. She paid a considerable sum in hush money to anyone who might have known of her pregnancy. She married Count Nadasdy in May of 1575 and took on the womanly duties of both wife and Countess.

It was during her marriage to the Count that her path of evil tortures and cruel hobbies really flourished. The Count Nadasdy was quite cruel himself. When he was on one of his very few vacations at home, he tortured his servants for petty misdemeanors. At one point he had a "lazy" servant stripped and doused with honey. She was made to stand outside that way for an entire day.

answered by Uma | 10-25-2009 at 08:25 PM

she was a crazy person, but also a royal, so she got away with it for a long time.

her belief was that if she bathed or consumed the blood of virgin girls it would keep her young - so she started a school of sorts, to be sure she had a steady supply of young girls.

at some point, she further decided that it would be the blood of noble girl virgins who would give her what she needed for eternal youth and here is where she got herself into a lot of trouble and was eventually tried and put to death.

like gilles de rais, it's odd what nobles could get away with during the medieval times - killing the kids of peasants was pretty much ok, as long as you were a noble - but if you strayed beyond that, you could get into trouble.

bathory was probably certifiable and should have been put in an insane asylum...

answered by Lauren | 10-25-2009 at 08:25 PM

i actually just watched this woman on the history channel today and they said because she was royalty she could not be put to death so she was confined to a room in her castle for the remainder of her life. as for the people that aided her all of those years were put to death.

interesting story.

answered by MKUZ | 10-27-2009 at 08:41 PM

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