1. Vlad Dracula
Prince Vlad III of Wallanchia, born on 1431 in Romania, was also known by the names Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. He was known for his extreme punishments he gave to his enemies. Impaling them to spikes is his most popular way of killing them. According to some historians, his cruelty was triggered by one of his earliest experience. During the ruling of his father, Vlad III and his younger brother Radu was kidnapped by the ruler of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Murad III. This is to ensure their father’s loyalty to the ottomans. Unlike him, his brother was able to adjust after their captivity.
His cruelty led to the creation of the myth of a blood-sucking human. Up to this date, historians still argue what really happened during his time due to lack of records from the events that occurred during his time.
2. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler is a German politician who led the Nazis and started the World War II. He was the dictator of Germany for 11 years. He was known for the holocaust he created to eliminate all Jews in which he was successful of killing more than 11 million people. HE and his wife, Eva Braun, killed each other in avoidance of their coming captivity by the Red Army.
3. Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin is a known dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He held power of the USSR for 24 years from 1929 to 1953. During his dictatorship, he executed some of his potential enemies while some were sent to forced-labour camps. He was allied to the U.S and Britain during the WWII but later on engaged with Cold War with the west from 1946 to 1991. He is also involved with forced collectivization of farmers which led to the death of millions of farmers who refused to obey his orders.
4. Genghis Khan
Born on August 18, 1227, Genghis Khan was the founder and leader (Khan) of the largest empire known as the Mongol Empire. He conquered Asia to Europe. He became the most feared conqueror of his time. Some historians believed that his idealism for brutality and power was a product of his rough childhood experiences such as the brutality life of the Mongols, the poisoning and death of his father, their family’s expulsion from the tribe, and his abduction with his wife by the rival clans. He was responsible for the death of over 40 million civilians and armies. There is no definite record on how he died and where he was buried.
5. Attila the Hun
Together with his brother Bleda, they became the leaders of the Huns in 434 AD. They led the Huns their victory against the Romans in 440 AD. During the infamous Battle of Chersonesus in Constantinople on 443 AD., Attila the Hun killed a great number of the Roman army. Soon the Romans negotiated a peace treaty with the Huns. He became the only king of the Huns when his brother died.
He died while sleeping during one of his wedding nights. The only known cause of his death was severe bleeding of the nose.
Emperor Claudius, stepfather of Nero, died in 54 AD. After his death, Nero succeeded him as emperor of the Roman Empire. His cruelty was considered by some as beyond evil. He was known for murdering his mother and his first and second wives. He was also the culprit of the great fire occurred in Rome in 64 AD. Some believe that he created the fire to rebuild a new city on the site. He died committing suicide.
7. Saddam Hussein
Born on April 28, 1937 in Tikrit, Iraq. He was first known for his coup attempt in overthrowing King Faisal II which was unsuccessful. He also ordered the air attack launched by the Iraq against Iran. He also ordered the destruction of a small village in the northern part of Iraq which led to the death of 140 people. He was also the one who ordered the poison gas attack on Kurds which led to the death of 5,000 people.
He died by death penalty 4 days after it was issued by the Iraqi High Tribunal on December 26, 2006.
8. Osama Bin Laden
Osama Bin Laden, was the founder and leader of Al Qaeda. He led the bombing of the United States embassies located in Kenya and Tanzania. He was also popularized by the devastating September 11, 2001 series of attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The attack alone on the World Trade Center led to the death of 2,996 people including the 19 hijackers and over 6,000 injuries. He was killed during the raid of U.S troops to his compound.