Giulia Tofana is known as the most successful serial killer in history when she can conceal the crime for 50 years. On her verdict, she claimed to have helped kill more than 600 men across Italy.
Post-Renaissance was a period when women did not have much financial, social or political power. Women at this time were often viewed as 'assets' exchanged by arranging marriages that benefited the family. They will all be subject to the arranged marriage of their families without first consulting.
Because a marriage is not love and is only for the benefit, many women have to endure unhappy lives. There are husbands abusive, abusive to their wives or forced to give birth constantly, making women miserable and even life-threatening.
Giulia Tofana - the most famous female killer in the 17th century, contributed to the killing of more than 600 Italian men.
At that time, divorce was not accepted and the woman was not protected by law. Falling into extreme circumstances, women have the only way to get rid of a bad marriage by killing their husbands and becoming widows.
It was that that made Giulia Tofana the most famous 'female killer' politely. According to Wizzely, not much is known about Giulia's identity. It is known that she was born in Palermo, Italy, has a beautiful appearance.
Giulia Tofana is a cosmetics seller in Italy, but it is probably just a cover for the manufacture and sale of a poison called Aqua Tofana - a toxin containing enough arsenic to kill without leaving a trace.
Aqua Tofana can kill a man with just four drops. The poison will gradually go into the body for a few days or weeks to avoid suspicion. It is completely colorless, odorless, tasteless and can easily be put into a glass of wine or any drink without being detected.Aqua Tofana's formula is a mixture of arsenic, lead and belladonna, all deadly toxic.
However, Tofana's intelligence lies not only in the production of this murderous poison, but also in the way she risks them, easily covering anyone's eyes. For 50 years, Giulia has succeeded in hiding her illegal government and helping so many women kill her husband. Aqua Tofana is hidden in the form of a popular cosmetic product for women or as a healing oil so no husband ever doubted.
Giulia's Aqua Tofana poison is a mixture of arsenic, lead and belladonna, all deadly toxic.(Illustration).
First, Giulia disguised Aqua Tofana as a makeup powder. Women can put poison-containing makeup powder right on their dressing table next to other perfumes and perfumes without a doubt. Giulia's second way of disguising was even more skillful. She sold Aqua Tofana in the form of healing ointments for religious people.
Many people speculate that this mysterious poison is not really created by Giulia, it is probably a secret passed down by her mother. According to some records, Giulia was the daughter of Thofania Keyboarddamo, who was executed in Palermo, Sicily in 1633 after being accused of murdering her husband. Thofania may have used the poison to kill her husband and pass on the secret to her daughter.
Giulia's daughter, Girolama Spera, also known as Astra della Lungara, was also involved in making and selling poisons. She was also executed with her mother in 1659.
The secret of Giulia's poisonous poison will probably never be discovered if not for a bowl of soup. In the 1650s, one of Giulia Tofana's customers bought the poison Aqua Tofana. This female customer then put poison in her husband's soup but suddenly felt regret and prevented her husband from eating that soup.
The husband, seeing his wife's strange behavior, became suspicious, forcing her to tell the truth and handing her over to the pope's government in Rome. The wife finally confessed and pointed out that Giulia was the one who sold her the poison.
Giulia sold poisons in the form of cosmetics and ointments to women who wanted a divorce so they poisoned her husband's wine or food.(Illustration)
Giulia soon heard that she was about to be arrested and quickly took refuge in a church. But then the news that she poisoned men throughout Italy spread everywhere, so she was arrested and given to the authorities. Finally, Giulia confessed she helped kill more than 600 men between 1633 and 1651. In July 1659, Giulia Tofana was executed with her daughter and three employees.
Some of Giulia's customers were also punished, some were executed, and some were imprisoned. Some customers try to hide by saying that their Aqua Tofana is simply for beauty purposes. Despite being a mass murderer, in the eyes of many women, Giulia Tofana is still a respectable person. Without her, they were the ones who perished at the hands of violent, violent husbands.
Some Renaissance cosmetics contain toxic ingredients such as arsenic, belladonna and cochineal. Belladonna is popular because it dilates pupils, conforming to the Renaissance beauty standards. But with dilated pupils, it can cause blindness or death.
Or like highlighting powder with mercury . This special powder has the ability to make the skin sparkle and brighten as well as concealer extremely well. However, the scary side of it is the serious harm to health: Blindness, dementia and the most serious death.
In the 1980s, arsenic was also worshiped by women as an excellent whitening cosmetic. Therefore, they often apply arsenic on the skin to combine whitening - acne 2 in 1.