Marguerite de Poulaillon
Marguerite de Poulaillon (fl. 1678-1697), née Marguerite de Jehan, was a French noble, one of the accused in the famous Poison Affair. She belonged to a noble family in Bordeaux and was described as a...
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Paul Touvier
Paul Claude Marie Touvier (April 3, 1915 – July 17, 1996) was a Nazi collaborator in Occupied France during World War II. In 1994, Touvier became the first Frenchman to be convicted of crimes against ...
Théodule Meunier
Théodule Meunier (died 1907) was a French anarchist who, along with Emile Henry and Auguste Vaillant, was responsible for a series of bombings in Paris, France during early 1892. The three specificall...
Marie Vigoreaux
Marie Vigoreaux (circa 1639 - 6 May 1679), was a French fortune teller and poisoner. She was one of the key figures in the famous Poison Affair.Vigoreaux was married to a ladies' tailor and had hersel...
Catherine Théot
Catherine Théot (born at Barenton (Normandy), France in 1716; died September 1, 1794) was a French visionary.From her youth a victim of hallucinations, a long course of religious asceticism in the con...
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Pierre Chanal
Pierre Chanal (Saint-Étienne, Loire, 18 November 1946 – Reims, 15 October 2003) was a French soldier and suspected serial killer. He was convicted of the rape and kidnapping of a young Hungarian man (...
Vaux-le-Vicomte
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 km southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. Constructed from 1658 to 1661 for N...
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Jean-Baptiste Belley
Jean-Baptiste Belley (c. 1746 – 1805) was a native of Senegal and former slave from Saint-Domingue in the French West Indies who during the period of the French Revolution became a member of the...
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Louis de Vanens
Louis de Vanens (1647 – December 1691), was a French alchemist and poisoner. He was implicated in the Poison Affair. It was owing to the connection between him and Magdelaine de La Grange that the Par...
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Marguerite Delaporte
Marguerite Delaporte (1610 – after 1682) was a professional French poisoner and fortune teller. She was one of the accused in the famous Poison Affair. Delaporte was the widow of a baker. She w...
Louis Renault (industrialist)
Louis Renault ([ʁəno]; February 12, 1877 – October 24, 1944) was a French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault and a pioneer of the automobile industry.Renault built one of France's largest a...
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Étienne Guibourg
The Abbé Étienne Guibourg (c. 1610 – January 1686) was a French Roman Catholic abbé and occultist who was involved in the affaire des poisons, during the reign of Louis XIV. He has been variously desc...
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Louis XVII of France
Louis XVII (27 March 1785 in Versailles – 8 June 1795 in Paris), from birth to 1789 known as Louis-Charles, Duke of Normandy; then from 1789 to 1791 as Louis-Charles, Dauphin of France; and from...
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Charles de Choiseul-Praslin
Charles Laure Hugues Théobald, duc de Choiseul-Praslin (29 June 1804 – 24 August 1847) was a French nobleman and politician, who served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1838–1842. Choiseul-Pr...
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Adam Lesage
Adam Lesage, née Cœuret, also called Dubuisson (fl. April 1683), was a French professional occultist and alleged sorcerer. He was one of the chief accused in the famous Poison Affair.
Lesage came ...
Magdelaine Chapelain
Magdelaine Chapelain (1651 - June 1724), was a French fortune teller and poisoner. She was a defendant in the famous Poison Affair. Chapelain was a very successful fortune teller who had secured a fo...
Thierry Paulin
Thierry Paulin (November 28, 1963 – April 16, 1989) was a French serial killer active in the 1980s.
Paulin was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique. His father flew to France just after his birth, l...
Marguerite Monvoisin
Marie Marguerite Monvoisin or Montvoisin, (born c. 1658, date of death unknown), was the daughter of La Voisin and a main witness in the famous Poison Affair. It was her statement, made after the exec...
Jeanne Weber
Jeanne Weber (7 October 1874 – 5 July 1918) was a French serial killer. She strangled at least 10 children, including her own. She was both convicted of murder and declared insane in 1908; she hanged ...
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Henri Dentz
Henri Fernand Dentz (16 December 1881 – 13 December 1945) was a soldier and general in the French Army (Armée de Terre) and, after France surrendered during World War II, he served with the Vichy Fren...