Johann Rosner
Born ca. 1853

March 3, 1877(1877-03-03) (aged 23)
Steinamanger, Austria-Hungary

Cause of death Executed
Penalty Sentenced to death
Parents Anna Rosner
Spouse(s) Anna Heigl
Attack information
Date October 28/29, 1875
Location(s) Kirchfidisch, Austria-Hungary
Target(s) Family
Killed 4-6
Weapon(s) Axe

Johann Rosner (also identified as Ludwig and Adolf Rosner) was an Austrian who killed at least four members of his family in Kirchfidisch, Komitat Eisenburg, Austria-Hungary during the night from October 28 to October 29, 1875. He was later arrested, sentenced to death, and executed by hanging on March 3, 1877. Most reports stated he murdered six people, including his mother, two sisters, and three of the latters' children, though according to some sources only one child was killed.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]


Among the dead were:

  • Anna Rosner, his mother
  • Julie Rosner, his sister
  • Therese Rosner, his sister



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