This 17th Century Cosmetician Killed 600+ Men: She Had Noble Intentions

The queen of poison who fought for women in her own way

Illustrations of the death of Chatterton (left) and a woman making poison (right) — images courtesy of Wikimedia

She was known as one of the greatest poisoners in history. This woman killed over 600 men using poisonous makeup. She mixed her product, the Aqua Tofana, with arsenic, lead, and belladonna.




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