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Delphine LaLaurie


Marie Delphine Macarty or MacCarthy, more commonly known as Madame Blanque, until her third marriage, when she became known as Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans Creole socialite and murderer, noted for torturing and murdering slaves in her household.


  • General 

  • Early life and family history 

  • First marriage and death of husband 

  • Second marriage and death of husband 

  • Third marriage 

  • Torture and murder of slaves and 1834 LaLaurie mansion fire 

  • Escape from justice and self-imposed exile in France 

  • Later life and death 

  • LaLaurie mansion 

  • LaLaurie in folklore 

  • In popular culture