Michel Mosenheuer
Occupation Blacksmith

January 13/14, 1616
Benterode, Holy Roman Empire

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date January 13/14, 1616
Location(s) Benterode, Holy Roman Empire
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Scimitar

Michel Mosenheuer (also identified as Michael Mosentheuer) was a German blacksmith who killed seven of his relatives in Benterode, a village near Staufenberg, Holy Roman Empire during the night from January 13 to January 14, 1616, before committing suicide.[1]

The only source for the crime seems to be a popular print published in Augsburg in 1616, so it is questionable if it actually occurred or not.


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