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Gabriel Brühl (died 1743) was a well-known robber in the then Duchy of Limburg, whose criminal career started in the 1720s and ended with his being hanged in 1743.[1]

Gabriel Brühl
Died(1743-09-10)September 10, 1743
Criminal statusExecuted
Criminal penalty1743: Death by hanging

Brühl was a remote ancestor of the Belgian detective writer Georges Simenon, who used "Brühl" as one of his many pen names.


  1. ^ Anton Blok, De Bokkenrijders, roversbenden en geheime genootschappen in de Landen van Overmaas (1730-1774). (Prometheus, Amsterdam. 1991)