butcher who killed the largest number of people in history
Gilles de Rice, he is best known by his reputation and conviction as a prolific serial killer of children
. , born in 1404, was convicted of torturing, raping and killing of hundreds of children of both sexes, but most of the boys at the age of 6-18 years, and he was choosing boys with blond hair and blue eyes (as it was in his childhood)
most of the bodies were burned and buried.
Toll 80-200, though some toll rises to 600 dead.
Gilles de Rais is believed to be the inspiration for the 1697 fairy tale "Bluebeard" byCharles Perrault. His life is the subject of several modern novels, and referenced in a number of rock bands' albums and songs.