Delphine LaLaurie

1787 - 1849

Delphine LaLaurie

Marie Delphine Macarty or MacCarthy (March 19, 1787 – December 7, 1849), more commonly known as Madame Blanque or, after her third marriage, as Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans Creole socialite and serial killer who tortured and murdered slaves in her household. Born during the Spanish colonial period, LaLaurie married three times in Louisiana and was twice widowed. She maintained her position in New Orleans society until April 10, 1834, when rescuers responded to a fire at her Royal Street mansion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Delphine LaLaurie has received more than 3,523,626 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 86th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.70

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Delphine LaLauries by language


Among extremists, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 86 out of 182Before her are Frank Nitti, Wilhelm Voigt, Luciano Leggio, Machine Gun Kelly, Horst Mahler, and Susan Atkins. After her are Shamil Basayev, Robert Stroud, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Alexandros Koryzis, Robert Ford, and Sirhan Sirhan.

Most Popular Extremists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1787, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 16Before her are Franz Xaver Gruber, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Otto von Kotzebue, Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, and James Weddell. After her are Christian Ludwig Brehm, Ludwig Uhland, Edmund Kean, Nils Gabriel Sefström, Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo, and Alexander Alyabyev. Among people deceased in 1849, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 28Before her are Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Stephan Endlicher, René Lesson, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Dionisio Aguado y García, and Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily. After her are Quatremère de Quincy, Conradin Kreutzer, Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Pierre François Verhulst, Jacques-Laurent Agasse, and Carlo Rossi.

Others Born in 1787

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1849

Go to all Rankings