Burke and Hare

 Body snatchers and murderers in Edinburgh in the early nineteenth century; they were both named William.

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  • Burke and Hare — [Burke and Hare] two Irish criminals who lived in ↑Edinburgh in the early 19th century. They stole bodies from graves and sold them to medical students for their experiments. They also killed people in order to sell their bodies, but they are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burke and Hare — two Irish criminals who lived in Edinburgh in the early 19th century. They stole bodies from graves and sold them to medical students for their experiments. They also killed people in order to sell their bodies, but they are best known to most… …   Universalium

  • Burke and Hare murders — article issues citations missing = October 2008 npov = October 2008Infobox Serial Killer name=William Burke and William Hare caption=Hare and Burke birthname= alias= birth= location=Ireland death=Dda|1829|01|28|1792|00|00|df=yes (Burke) cause=… …   Wikipedia

  • Burke, William; and Hare, William — ▪ Irish criminals Respectively,   born 1792, Orrery, Ireland died January 28, 1829, Edinburgh, Scotland flourished 1820s, Londonderry, Ireland       pair of infamous murderers for profit who killed their victims and sold the corpses to an… …   Universalium

  • Meurtres de Burke et Hare — Burke et Hare Les meutres de Burke et Hare (en anglais Burke and Hare murders), connus aussi sous le nom de meurtres de West Port (West Port murders) sont une série de meurtres commis à Édimbourg entre novembre 1827 et le 31 octobre 1828. Ils… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Los crímenes de Burke y Hare — (también conocidos como los crímenes de West Port) fue una serie de asesinatos cometidos en Edimburgo (Escocia) entre noviembre de 1827 y el 31 de octubre de 1828. Estos asesinatos fueron atribuidos a los inmigrantes irlandeses William Burke y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Burke (character) — Burke is the protagonist of a series of novels by Andrew Vachss.He is a career criminal, an orphan raised by the State who was abused throughout his childhood in state institutions and foster homes. Burke lives in New York City, always on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Burke & Hare — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Burke Hare Produktionsland Großbritannien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Burke — (spr. börk), 1) Edmund, berühmter engl. Schriftsteller, Redner und Staatsmann, geb. 12. Jan. 1729 in Dublin, gest. 9. Juli 1797, studierte seit 1750 alte Sprachen, Philosophie und Rechtswissenschaft zu London. 1756 schrieb er anonym die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Burke [1] — Burke (spr. Börk), 1) Edmund, geb. 1730 in Dublin, studirte in London die Rechte, betheiligte sich als Tagesschriftsteller an mehreren Zeitschriften u. erregte die öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit zuerst durch seinen Persiflage der Bolingbrokeschen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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