Angel of Death

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Angel of Death may refer to:


Hebrew Bible[edit]

  • Maweth, angel of death from the Hebraic Book of Habakkuk
  • The Passover "Angel of Death", a destroying angel commonly described as the deliverer of the tenth plague in the Book of Exodus
  • Destroying angel (Bible), other destroying angels, named and unnamed, in the Bible

Later Judaism[edit]

  • Michael (archangel), carries Adam to his grave in some texts
  • Gabriel, angel of death over kings
  • Samael, an important archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore


  • Yama, lord of death


  • Michael (archangel), good angel of death
  • Samael, evil angel of death
  • Abaddon, also called Apollyon, a destroying angel in the Book of Revelation
  • Santa Muerte, a sacred figure venerated primarily in Mexico and the United States


  • Azrael, also known as Malak al-Maut

Historical figures[edit]

  • Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767–1794), French revolutionary organizer of the Reign of Terror
  • Josef Mengele (1911–1979), German SS officer and Nazi concentration camp doctor
  • August Miete (1908–1978), German SS officer and Nazi extermination camp officer
  • Irma Grese (1923–1945), German SS officer and Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Alfredo Astiz (born 1951), Argentine Navy officer known as the "Blond Angel of Death"

Serial killers[edit]

  • Beverley Allitt (born 1968), English nurse who murdered four child patients in Lincolnshire, UK
  • Richard Angelo (born 1962), New York nurse who poisoned 35 patients, killing ten
  • Charles Cullen (born 1960), American nurse who is thought to be responsible for more than 40 patients' unexplained deaths in hospitals within New Jersey and Pennsylvania, US
  • Kristen Gilbert (born 1967), American nurse who murdered four patients in Massachusetts, US
  • Donald Harvey (born 1952), American orderly and convicted serial killer who claims to have murdered 87 people
  • Colin Norris (born 1976), Scottish nurse and serial killer
  • Harold Shipman (1946–2004), English doctor who murdered up to 250 elderly patients





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