Elizabeth Bathory Was Definitely The Worst

“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. – Warren Buffet

This week’s Jerk of History is – Elizabeth Bathory!


This woman was so evil, she literally bathed in the blood of hundreds of her victims. Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a 14th Century Hungarian countess and serial killer. Despite the protection that her high birth and piles of cash afforded her for some time, she was accused and tried for the deaths of  many people – some say as many as 650 – and by all accounts she revelled in the torture of her victims, believing that by bathing in their blood she would remain young forever. Her living staff members all gave testimony to her sadistic cruelty and murderous habits. She is widely rumoured to have been a vampire, and servant of the devil. We vote both.