Delphine LaLaurie

1787 - 1849

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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 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 4,499,150 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Delphine LaLaurie is the 89th most popular extremist (down from 85th in 2019), the 2,033rd most popular biography from United States and the 30th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 89 out of 205Before her are Shamil Basayev, Luciano Leggio, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jacques Mesrine, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and Armin Meiwes. After her are Robert Hansen, Kang Kek Iew, Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, Pedro López, and Michel Fourniret.

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Among people born in 1787, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 14Before her are Rasmus Rask, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Franz Xaver Gruber, Guillaume Henri Dufour, and Otto von Kotzebue. After her are Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Christian Ludwig Brehm, James Weddell, Ludwig Uhland, William Etty, and Prince William of Hesse-Kassel. Among people deceased in 1849, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 27Before her are Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Dionisio Aguado y García, Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily, Lajos Batthyány, and Stephan Endlicher. After her are René Lesson, Pierre François Verhulst, Quatremère de Quincy, Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia, William Etty, and Conradin Kreutzer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 2,033 out of 15,968Before her are Bob Cousy (1928), Linda Evans (1942), Tod Browning (1880), Moby (1965), Hilary Swank (1974), and Lee Krasner (1908). After her are W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Leo McCarey (1898), Lynn Cohen (1933), Alice Walker (1944), John Densmore (1944), and Chris Cooper (1951).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Delphine LaLaurie ranks 30Before her are Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Dennis Rader (1945), Ma Barker (1873), and Susan Atkins (1948). After her are Robert Hansen (1939), Gary Ridgway (1949), Charles Whitman (1941), Andrew Cunanan (1969), Aldrich Ames (1941), and Leon Czolgosz (1873).