George Chapman (Murderer)

George Chapman (Murderer)

List price: US$48.01

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Chapman (December 14, 1865 - April 7, 1903) was a Polish serial killer known as the Borough Poisoner. Born Seweryn Antonowicz K osowski in Poland, he moved as an adult to England, where he committed his crimes. He was convicted and executed after poisoning three women, but is remembered today mostly because some authorities suspected him of being the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Chapman was born in the village of Nag rna, near Ko o, Poland. According to a certificate found in his personal effects after his arrest, he was apprenticed at age 15 to a provincial surgeon in Zwole, whom he assisted in procedures such as the application of leeches for blood-letting. He then enrolled on a course in practical surgery at the Warsaw Praga hospital. This course was very brief, lasting from October 1885 to January 1886 (attested to by another certificate in his possession) but he continued to serve as a surgeon's assistant in Warsaw until December 1886. He later left Poland, although the year in which he came to England has not been ascertained. Witness testimony at his trial seems to indicate that he arrived in London between 1887 and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136740958
  • 9786136740959