Top 10 Brutal Historic Serial Killers

Top 10 Brutal Historic Serial Killers

Yes, of course! Insane mass murderers, serial killers and spree slayers did exist before the 1900s. You may have heard a lot about modern-day serial killers like Jeffery Dahmer, Ted Bundy and Andrei Chikatilo but surprisingly, these serial killers had much less of a chance of getting away with murder. Before the 1900s, serial killers could easily avoid being caught or found out due to lack of technology and even superstition. Many serial killers in historic times were never caught and remained active. But, what persuades some human beings to carry out horrific act’s towards other human beings? Some say it is mental issues, growing up in a bad childhood or greed. Yet, others say it is distantly in our genes descending from our earliest ancestors as part of survival throughout the complete evolution process.

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10. Gilles Garnier
9. William Burke and William Hare
8. Harpe Brothers
7. La Quintrala
6. Peter Stumpp
5. Darya Saltykova
4. Gilles de Rais
3. Peter Niers
2. Elizabeth Báthory
1. Thug Behram

Source/Other reading:

The story of La Quintrala


44 thoughts on “Top 10 Brutal Historic Serial Killers”

  1. ok. i get it. your not Christian and dont like God. unliked for the constant pointless stabs at Christians. pointless and not funny.

  2. Concerning the #4, mass murderer, Gilles de Rais, how did you come with the phrase 800 to 200 murders? That's going from more to less. Which seems to be an odd way of stating the fact??? When I first heard it I thought I had heard it wrong, but after relistening to it, and I had heard it right it just didn't sound right. Just curious???

  3. Man this english accent dude has hard to understand pronunciation.

    So Gilles Garnier stormed 4 children and murdered them? What do you mean stormed? You mean stalked? Attacked? What?

  4. The creepiest thing about Gilles de Rais's murders, to me, is that he had been a former ally of Jeanne D'arc. Weird how one can go from being the associate of a saint, to a serial killer,,,

  5. Dean Arnold Corll – Houston, TX 1973

    Pretty much single-handedly wiped out a neighborhood of teenage males and boys, two sets of brothers (the two Baulch brothers about a year apart – the two young Waldrop brothers at the same time).  Corll had help with younger procurers Wayne Henley and David Brooks.

  6. What the be werewolf of wallburg. Killed supposedly 30 people he was killed by a crowd on his hill. He used a supposed belt supposedly to turn into "werewolf".

  7. I think crimes based on confession through torture should not be included.Using torture anyone will confess to anything,the person inflicting the torture has any amount of time to make the person confess to anything.

  8. What about Vlad the Impaler? He killed numerous people throughout his like as was the inspiration for Dracula…

  9. i cant help but to think most of these are baseless acusations made by the catholic church, taken as fact merely because they were the ones to record their side of the history torturing their victims to spew what they wanted them to say

  10. Great video. I am not sure the Harpe Brothers can be considered the first serial killers in the United States, since they do not fit the traditional definition of serial killer. They certainly had a short-circuit, and no qualms about killing, but their crimes were opportunistic. Dr. Holmes actually sought out opportunities to kill, but the Harpes killed people who got in their way. Psychotic, yes. But I don't know that I would call them true serial killers.

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