Henri Landru

(April 12, 1869 – February 25, 1922)

Henri Landru
Henri Landru

Henri Désiré Landru was a French serial killer, dubbed as Bluebeard.

During the earlier times of the World war I, he began to put advertisements in the lonely hearts sections in Paris newspapers. Between 1914 and 1918, Landru killed 11 victims.

In Popular Culture

Monsieur Verdoux, 1947, a film by Charlie Chaplin
– Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons, 1960, a film by Leonard Maltin
– Landru, 1962, a film by Claude Chabrol
– Désiré Landru, 2005, a French film
The Ladykiller: The Life of Landru, the French Bluebeard, 1972, a book by Dennis Bardens