Les chasseurs luttent contre la Bête du Gévaudan

The attacks of the Beast of Gevaudan

Caption:

Red: Dead - Yellow: Wounded - Green: Safe

1764

Beg. jun
jun 30
Aug 7
Aug 8
Aug 25
Sep 1
Sep 6
Sep 16
Sep 26
Sep 28
Oct 7
Oct 8
Oct 10
Oct 10
Oct 11
Oct 15
Oct 19
Nov 25
Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 18
Dec 20
Dec 23
Dec 24
Dec 27
Dec 27
Dec 27
Dec 27
Dec 28
Dec 30

First attack in Langogne, a women

Boulet Jeanne (14 years)
Hébrard Marianne à Saint Jean de la Fouillouse
Young girl from Masmejan d'Allier (15 years)
Young boy from Chaylard l'Evêque (15 years)

Young boy from hameau de Pradels (Chaudeyrac) (15 years)

A women from"Les Estrets" (36 years)

Young boy from hameau de Choisinès

A little girl à Thorts

A little girl from Rieutort de Randon (12 years)

Young girl d'Apcher (20 years)

Young boy Pouget (15 years)

Young boy from village Les Caires (15 years)

Little girl Baradan (10 years)
Solinhac Marie bergère wife of Cairel Henri aux Hermaux
Un garçon from Sainte Colombe de Peyre (10 years)
Malige Marguerite from Grazières (21 years)
Vally Catherine de Buffeyrettes (70 years)
Chastang Catherine from La Fage de Védrines Saint Loup (45 years)
Young boy from Chanteloube
Young girl from Caires 

Little girl from Puech (Fau de Peyre) (12 years)

Young girl from Prades

Little boy from Chaulhac
Young boy from Chaulhac

Young boy from Saint Privat du Fau
Youg girl Pradels, Saint Chély d'Apcher (20 years)

Young girl from Boussefol, Rieutort de Randon (20 years)

Little girl from Saint Martin du Born, Rieurtort de Randon (12 years)
Martial Matthieu from Besset


30 people attacked
21 deads - 5 wounds - 4 safes

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1765

Jan 1
Jan 2
Jan 6
Jan 6
Jan 8
Jan 9
Jan 11
Jan 12
Jan 12
Jan 14
Jan 15
Jan 17
Jan 22
Jan 22
Jan 28
Jan 30
Jan 31
Jan 31
Jan 31
Feb 1
Feb 9
Feb 16
Feb 17
Feb 17
Feb 18
Feb 22
Feb 24
Feb 24
Feb 28
Feb 28
Mar 1
Mar 8
Mar 8
Mar 9
Mar 11
Mar 12
Mar 13
Mar 13
Mar 13
Mar 13
Mar 13
Mar 15
Mar 18
Mar 20
Mar 25
Mar 28
Mar 29
Mar 29
Mar 31
Apr 3
Apr 3
Apr 5
Apr 7
Apr 8
Apr 16
Apr 18
Apr 19
Apr 22
Apr 29
May 2
May 3
May 3
May 4
May 4
May 7
May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 19
May 21
May 24
May 24
May 24
May 24
May 24
Jun 1
Jun 1
Jun 5
Jun 11
Jun 11
Jun 16
Jun 16
Jun 20
Jun 21
Jun 21

Jun 21
Jun 21
Jun 21
Jul 4
Jul 4
Jul 10
Jul 17
Jul 21
Jul 24
Jul 27
Jul 29
Aug 3
Aug 6
Aug 7
Aug 9
Aug 11
Sep 2
Sep 6
Sep 8
Sep 11
Sep 12
Sep 12

Dec 2
Dec 10
Dec 14
Dec 21
Dec 23

Jacques Limagne from Falzet (16 years)
Jean Chateauneuf from Mazel de Grèzes (14 years)
Courtiol Delphine wife of Etienne Gervais at Escures from Saint Juéry
Young gril from Morsange
Marie-Jeanne Saltel from Rieutord d'Aubrac (11 years)
Little girl from Nasbinals
3 mens from Laubies
5 little boys and 2 little girls from Villaret (9 and 13 years)
Boy from Mazel de Grèzes
Boy from Lescure (13 years)
Catherine Boyer à Montchamps (
Wounded but dead January, 27 at 20 years)
Man from Mazel de Grèzes
Jeanne Tanavelle from Chabanolles (25 years)
Little girl from Venteuges (3 years)
Little girl from Lastic (11 years)
Young girl from Montchamp
Young girl from Lorcières
Marianne Pradin from Charmensac (13 years)
Young girl from Villaret
Little boy from Javols (8 years)
Marie-Jeanne Rousset from Mialanes (14 years)
Man near La Chapelle-Laurent
Woman from La Chapelle-Laurent
Little boy near La Chapelle-Laurent
Young girl
Little boy in the village of Javols
Young girl from La Molle (18 years)
Child from Pénaveyre
Woman from Escures
Little girl from Chabrier (8 years)
Little girl in the village of Fau de Brion (7 years)
Little girl from Fayet (10 years)
André Boussugue from Fayet (9 years)
Louise Hugon wife of Parin Pierre, from Ligonès (30 years)
Marie Pougnet from Fontans at Malaviallettes (3 years)
Young girl from Saint Alban
little boy from Albaret Sainte Marie
Child from Prunières
Littler girl Jouve in La Bessière (9 years)
Jean-Pierre Jouve in La Besseyre (6 years)
Little boy from Chanaleilles
Child from Thoras
Young boy from Saint Chély
Child from Aumont (6 years)
Tow women from Aumont
Child from La fage-Montivernous
François Fontugne from Aumont (9 years)
Young boy from Aumont (14 years)
Child from Fournels
Jacques Gibelin from Bergougnoux (10 years)
Anne Giral from Saint Denis in Margeride (14 years)
4 children in Donnepau (2 deads -
2 safes)
Gabrielle Pélissier from La Clauze (17 years)
Little girl from Chaudeyrac
Man from Chaudeyrac
Martial Charrade from Besset (13 years)
Child from Paulhac
Young girl (12 years) and a young boy (15 years) from Couffours
Little girl from Auvers (12 years)
Woman from Pépinet (50 years)
Young girl from Nozeyrolles (17 years)
Young girl from Besset (13 years)
Young girl from Chanteloube (14 years)
Child from Auvers (5 years)
Young boy from Saint-Amans
Little boy near du « Château de la Baume »
4 boys near the Mont Mouchet
Child from Auvers
Child from Auvers
Miss Barlier from Servilange (45 years)
Child from Mazeirac
Marguerite Martin from Malzieu (20 years)
Little boy from Amourettes (11 years)
Marie-Anne Valès from Julianges (13 years)
Marguerite Bony from Marcillac (18 years)
Aged woman from Saint Privat du Fau
Little boy from Nozeyrolles (10 years)
Jeanne Hugon from Lair (11 years)
Jean-Pierre Tuilhe (40 years)
Man from Pinols
Woman and her girl
Little girl Baret from Varennes (10 years)
Little girl from Fayrolettes (11 years)
Child (8 years) at the south west from Montchavet
little boy from Pépinet (11 years)

Young girl from Sauzet (wounded but saved by a young man)
Woman near Sauzet (50 years)
Little girl from La Pause (11 years)
Little girl from Tombenis (12 years)
Marguerite Oustallier from Broussolles (68 years)
Young gril from Julianges
2 women near La Besse
2 little boys
Claude Biscarrat from Auvers (9 years)
Marguerite Soulier from Chabanol (25 years)
3 children from Ruynes
Child fromSauzet
Pierre Roussel from Servières (5 years)
Guillaume Lèbre and Etienne Crozatier (16 et 18 years)
Madame Cellier from Longchamp
Jeanne Anglade from Besset (16 years)
Marie-Jeanne Vallet (20 years) and her sister (17 years)
Young girl from Dièges (16 years)
Young girl from Lorcières (18 years)
Marie-Jeanne Barlier from La Vachèlerie of Paulhac (12 years)
4 mens near Paulhac, Jean Gouny (30 years)
Jean Tesseidre (17years) and Jacques Bastide (13 years)
Little girl from Pépinet (13 years)

Jean Couret (14 years) and Tourneix Vidal (7 years)
2 women near de Lachamps
Young man from Paulhac
Agnès Mourgues from Marcillac (12 years)
Two young girls from Julianges (15 years) (1 dead
- 1 wounded)


141 people attacked
57 deads - 28 wounds - 56 safes

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1766

Beg. Jan
Beg. Fev
Fev 12
Fev 14
End Fev
Mar 3
Mar 14
Mar 20
End Mar
Apr 17
Apr 24
Apr Fin

May 31
Jun 3
Jun Mi
Jun Mi
Jun Fin
Beg. Jul
Jul Mi
Jul 20
Jul Fin
Aug 3
Aug 5
Aug 15
Aug 20
Aug 23
Aug 28
Aug Fin
Beg. Sep
Sep 12
Sep 15
End Sep
Beg. Oct
Oct 10
During Oct
Nov 1

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Child from La Vesseyre (8 years)
Woman near Julianges
Little boy from Julianges
Jeanne Delmas near Lorcières
Young girl from Lorcières
Jean Bergounioux at La Veisseire (9 years)
Marie Bompart from Liconès (8 years)
Anthony from La Salette, near Julianges
Child near Montgrand
Marguerite Lèbre from La Pauze (7 years)
Man near Clavières
Young girl from Sauzet

Pierre Teisseidre in the wood of la Sagette (10 years)
Little gril from Lescoussouses (10 years)
Joseph Chassefeyre from Chanaleilles
Young girl from La Besseyre St Mary
Child from Servières
Woman near La Besseyre St Mary
Young boy from La Besseyre St Mary (15 years)
Madame Fournier from Saint Privat du Fau
Catherine Freycenet from Vesseyre (42 years)
Valentine, little girl from Bugeac (12 years)
Child Peyralier, near La Clauze
Anne Chabanel from Vialevielle (17 years)
Little boy near Vesseyre
2 little girls Lèbre from Bugeac (1 dead - 1 wounded)
Magdelaine Pascal from Auvers (13 years)
Daughter of Jean Meyronnec at Servière
Young boy from Servière
Jean-Pierre Cellier from Broussous (12 years)
Miss Merle from Servière
Little girl near Montgrand
Simon Barthélémy near Servières (22 years)
Man near Mont Mouchet
Young girl Blanc  in La Brugeyre
Jean-Pierre Ollier near La Soucheyre (12 years)


37 people attacked
19 deads - 13 wounds - 5 safes

1767

Mar 2

During Mar

Mar 28

End Mar

Apr 4

Apr 7

Apr 10

Apr 13

Apr 16

Apr 20

Apr 22

Apr 25

Apr 29

End Apr

Beg. May

Beg. May

May 5

May 5

May 10

May 13

May 14

May 16

May 20

May 20

May 23

May 26

May 27

End May

End May

End May

Jun 5 

Jun 5

Jun 6

Jun 11

Jun 12

Jun 17

Jun 17

Jun 17

Jun 18

Marie Plantin from Pontajou (11 years)

Marie Reboul in Vesseyre (19 years)

Anne-Marie Pascal near Darnes (9 years)

Marguerite Denty in Viallevielle (32 years)

Jeanne Paulet by the Desges (15 years)

Louise Soulier from Nozyrolle (19 years)

Etienne Loubat in Saint Privat du Fau (9 years)

Anne Blanc from Bugeac (16 years)

Thérèse Paulet from Ménial

Little boy in the wood Septols

Little boy from Vesseyre (8 years)

Young girl from Auvers (17 years)

Rose Duverny in Nozeyrolles

Barthélémy Dentil from Sept Sols de la Besseyre (50 years)

2 little boys (12 years)

Son of Jacques Pignol (6 years)

Marie Bastide near Servillanges (48 years)

Catherine Coutarel in Nozeyrolles (14 years)

Girl from La Clauze (13 years)

Raymond Vidal near Servières (12 years)

Raymond Vidal same place (12 years)

Marie Denty from Septols (11 years)

Antoine Laurent in Servières (12 years)

Sébastien Biscarat in Les Costes (11 years)

2 young girls from Comès

Joseph Meyronnec near Montchauvet (15 years)

André Hugon in Nozeyrolles (11 years)

Baptiste Bergougnoux in La Vachèlerie (Attacked twice)

Woman from La Roche (40 years)

François Laurent in La Vacheresse de Venteuges (32 years)

Antoine Veyrier in Pompeyrin

Jean Bourrier in Pompeyrin

Moussier Barthélémy in Venteuges (32 years)

Antoine Dentil ni Vesseyres de saugues (14 years)

Catherine Chautard in Couffours (9 years) 

Child near Desges

Guillaume Barthélemy in Servilanges

Jeanne Bastide ni Lesbinières (19 years)

Enfant near Desges


40 people attacked
22 deads - 7 wounds - 11 safes


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In this morbid listing, I take into account all attacked persons, whether directly (killed, bitten, scratched…) or indirectly (only present in an attacked group) or attacked several times (it happened)


So, for 247 attacks :

119 deads - 53 wounds - 76 safes


During three years, the “efficacy of the Beast was high. 50 % of the attacks resulted in death,

On 100 attacked people, 46,2% of the attacks resulted in death, 22,3% in wounds, 31,5% were safe.


If one excludes the people that were rescued rapidly, the number of unharmed victims is close to zero and the rate of mortal attacks is frightening: more than 80 % !


The worst period started in December 1764 and ended in June 1765.

The parishes of Paulhac, Lorcières, Grèzes, Auvers, Saint Privat du Fau, La Besseyres Sainte Mary, Servières, Julianges, Venteuges were the most touched by the attacks of the Beast. All those parishes are located in the region of Trois Monts.


One should bear in mind that the 247 attacks are those reported in the parish registers and in minutes or via narratives passed by trustful people and collected by the abbot Pourcher.


But it is also sure that many other attacks were never mentioned either by some people’s will or because it was not possible to transcribe them.

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