7 August 1890 – Anna Månsdotter
Månsdotter targeted her daughter-in-law, Hanna Johansdotter, after she got in the way of Månsdotter’s incestuous affair with her son.
The maniacal mother then tried to fake Johansdotter’s death by chucking her down the cellar stairs. But her ploy failed and 48-year-old Månsdotter was found guilty and decapitated by axe in Kristianstad.
Details of her death include the fact that the angle of the axe was so acute that the blade passed through her jaw instead of clean through her neck.
She was the last woman executed in Sweden.