Female Killers · Italy · Serial Killers

Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated

October 15, 1970 Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy Serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli dies Cianciulli had 17 pregnancies, though three ended in miscarriages and 10 of her children died young. Fiercely protective of her four surviving children, she became convinced the only way to protect her eldest son during his service in the Second World War was through… Continue reading Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated

Executions · Serial Killers · Italy

The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

October 13, 1933 Sarzana, Italy Serial killer Cesare Serviatti is executed Serviatti employed the use of newspaper advertisements to come in contact with women seeking marriage, only to rob, kill, and dismember them. On November 3, 1930, the body of a woman, chopped to pieces and stuffed in a suitcase, was pulled from the sea.… Continue reading The execution of Italian serial killer who murdered and dismembered at least three women

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7-year-old killed while on vacation, his parents donating his organs inspire a country

October 1, 1994 Messina, Italy Nicholas Green dies after being shot in the head while on vacation Nicholas and his family had been vacationing in Italy when, on September 29, a car began following theirs. It was theorized the second car had mistaken the Greens’ car for that of a jeweler and attempted to rob… Continue reading 7-year-old killed while on vacation, his parents donating his organs inspire a country

Famous Last Words · Italy · Political

FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Famous Last Words Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus Rome, Italy September 13, 81 AD “I have made only one mistake.” Emperor Titus was 41 at the time of his death, serving just two years in office before he died. During that time, he was renowned for his charity, assisting the survivors of the Mount… Continue reading FLW: an enigmatic mistake

Executions · Italy · Massacres/Mass Murder · Religion

Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith

August 14, 1480 Otranto, Italy Following a 15-day siege, 813 men are beheaded for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam The siege began with Ottoman forces attacking Otranto, which was well equipped to guard against them, but only temporarily. Once the army was able to force their way into the city, the "archbishop was… Continue reading Over 800 men beheaded after refusing to deny their faith