Cianciulli, Leonarda

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Cianciulli, Leonarda Gender: F
born on 18 April 1894 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Montella di Avellino, Italy, 40n51, 15e01
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°38' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°27 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 21°12'


Italian homicidal maniac. Afflicted with epilepsy from the time she was a kid, she attempted suicide twice. At 17, she married Raffaele Pansardi with whom she managed to become pregnant 18 times. She lost 14 of the babies in a row; four children survived birth.

In 1930, they moved to Correggio where she began to read cards, working as a fortune-teller. A few years later, she separated from her husband. When Leonarda's first-born son, Giuseppe, was called into military service in 1939, her anxiety over the possibility of losing him tipped her over the edge into madness. She became convinced that she needed to make a spell with a human sacrifice to defend her children.

On 12/18/1939, Leonarda killed Faustina Setti, boiled her body and made soap. She did the same with Francesca Soavi on 9/04/1940 and with Virginia Cacioppo on 11/30/1940.

Apprehended, she was found to be mentally impaired and was condemned to 30 years in an institution for the criminally insane. Leonarda died on 10/16/1970 of an apoplectic fit.


  • Family : Change residence 1930 (To Correggio)
  • Mental Health : Manic episode 1939 (Edge of madness)
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 18 December 1939 (Killed, boiled, Faustina Setti)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 4 September 1940 (Killed, boiled, Francesca Saovi)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 30 November 1940 (Killed, boiled, Virginia Cacioppo)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Bordoni quotes B.C., Datanotizie No.5, 1/1996


  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Publicity)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Killed, boiled three girls)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Criminally insane, 30 years)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Epilepsy
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (18 pregnancies, four survived)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Divination/ Prophecy (Read cards, fortune teller)