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Bluebeard,

nickname of the chevalier Raoul in a story by Charles Perrault. In the story Bluebeard's seventh wife, Fatima, yielding to curiosity, opens a locked door and discovers the slain bodies of her predecessors. She is saved from death by the timely arrival of her brothers, for whose coming her sister Anne has been watching from a tower. Breton tradition links Bluebeard with the seigneur de Retz, but the story occurs in the folklore of several countries.

Bluebeard

closets away bodies of former wives. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 97–98]
See: Murder

Bluebeard

(Henri Désiré Landru, 1869–1922) executed for murders of ten women (1915–18). [Fr. Hist.: EB (1972), XIII, 661
See: Murder

Bluebeard

chevalier slays his six wives; seventh evades similar fate. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 96–97]

Bluebeard

murders six wives; a personification of wickedness. [Fr. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 58]
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For the Sublime Porte, and her mantua-makers for the Blue Beards of Constantinople?