In our lifetime, most of us come to realize that the world is a mix of good, bad and ugly. However, there is another category of people, who can be described as pure evil. They can be termed as such, as they have been responsible for innumerable crimes against humanity including thousands of deaths of innocent people. To get a sense of their atrocities, here’s a look at some of the evilest persons in the world of all time.
Ivan the Terrible – The first Czar of Russia, Ivan the Terrible is considered to have been suffering from mental illness. This resulted in unimaginable brutalities such as beheading his people, impaling, burning, blinding, frying, strangling and disemboweling people. Around 60,000 people were tortured and killed during his reign. He is supposed to have died of natural causes.
Idi Amin – Also known as the Butcher of Uganda, Idi Amin had taken control of the country via a coup. It is estimated that Idi Amin was directly responsible for the massacre of around half a million people. Some reports claim that Idi Amin was a cannibal and also used to feed people to crocodiles. He later died of natural causes.
Heinrich Himmler – One of the commanders and leading member of Nazi Party, Heinrich Himmler is considered to have ordered the brutal killing of around 6 million jews. He is also responsible for killings of around 500,000 Russians and various other groups that he believed were not worthy of living. Some people claim that Heinrich Himmler had his furniture made from the skin and bones of Jewish victims. Heinrich Himmler later committed suicide.
Pol Pot – Leader of Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian revolutionary group, Pol Pot is responsible for the killing of around 2 million people. He is the only person in history to have issued orders for mass genocide of his own people. Even babies were subjected to the most acute brutality during his reign. It is indicated that Pol Pot died of natural causes.
Vlad the Impaler – Also known as Vlad Dracula, Vlad the Impaler was the ruler of Wallachia during 15th century. He is estimated to have killed 20% population of Wallachia. His barbaric acts are among the worst recorded in history of humankind.
Joseph Stalin – The dictator of Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was an assassin and robber in his youth. While being a dictator, his decisions resulted in famine. Several million people were killed as a result. During his rule, it is estimated that over 1.5 million German women were raped. Joseph Stalin died in 1953 due to stroke.
Adolf Hitler – Probably the most well-known evil person in the world, Adolf Hitler’s actions lead to the holocaust and 2nd World War. Adolf Hitler’s decisions resulted in deaths of more than 50 million people. After his defeat in second World War, Hitler committed suicide. Surprisingly, Hitler was a skilled artist in his youth.