Gertrude Baniszewski

Gertrude Baniszewski bio

Birth Name: Gertrude Nadine Baniszewski

Occupation: Criminal

Place Of Birth: Indiana

Date Of Birth: September 19, 1929

Date Of Death: June 16, 1990

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gertrude Baniszewski was born on the 19th of September, 1929. She was popular for being a Criminal. Indiana woman who, with the assistance of her own children and children in her neighborhood, oversaw the torture and murder of teenage girl Sylvia Likens in 1965. She was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison for her crimes, though she was parolled after 14 years.

Gertrude Baniszewski was born in Indiana. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and dropped out of high school at age 16 to marry her first husband. After being released from prison, she went by the alias Nadine Van Fossan and died five years later from lung cancer.

Gertrude Baniszewski was a Virgo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Gertrude Baniszewski was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Gertrude Nadine Baniszewski is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Gertrude Baniszewski’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gertrude Baniszewski’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Gertrude Baniszewski kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Gertrude Baniszewski was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Gertrude Nadine Baniszewski
NICKNAME: Gertrude Wright, Nadine Van Fossan
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Gertrude Baniszewski was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Gertrude Baniszewski was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Gertrude Baniszewski had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Gertrude Baniszewski’s birth sign is Virgo and she had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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