Category:Delphine LaLaurie

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Marie Delphine LaLaurie (née Macarty or Maccarthy; New Orleans, c. 1775 – Paris, 1842), more commonly known as Madame LaLaurie was a rich and prominent socialite of the Antebellum New Orleans. In 1834 she became infamously known for having tortured and later murdered several black slaves that she owned. When her mansion was sacked by an angry mob she fled for Paris with her family where she died in 1842.


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