This list is no ordinary list. What makes it different, well, for one ranking people in terms of their mass murdering exploits, or sociopathic tendencies or even animalistic natures is hardly a job I have a stomach for. Secondly, ranking someone to be the most evil person to ever walk the Earth is not an exact science. So this list is a random list and there are no ranks involved. We have people who have enslaved entire races, practiced cannibalism, bathed in blood, cheated and humiliated mankind, and that folks is just the tip of the iceberg!
1. JOSEPH STALIN
He was the defacto leader of the Soviet Union from 1924 (right after Lenin’s death) to 1953. During this time, he killed without conscience. Political rivals, refugees, immigrants, all fell before him. He is said to be the leader of the Red Terror and the father of Socialism. He is known to have once famously said, “death of one man is a tragedy, death of a million is a statistic”.
2. VLAD DRACULA
Vlad, The Impaler, as the name suggests, wasn’t exactly known for inventing ice cream. Vlad was of Romanian descent and was the Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462. Vlad was at war with the Ottoman Empire in Turkey and killed without mercy. He impaled his victims, he roasted children, he roasted women and fed them to their families. He would impale children and babies through their mother’s chests. His brutality led to the birth of the Legend of Count Dracula.
3. ADOLF HITLER
He had a long standing view that Jews were the enemies of Germany and that Lebensraum had to be done. Concentration camps, gas chambers, starvation and judicial killing was a norm as entire generations and generations were wiped out. His “hunger plan” where he planned to kill almost 30 million people is still the most evil scheme anyone has ever come up with.
4. POL POT
A Cambodian Socialist Leader, Pol Pot, ruled from 1976-1979. During this time he killed without prejudice as Cambodia’s population fell 25% in three years. Executions, starvation, forced labor were all a norm. Prisoners were forced to drink human urine because they were given no water. He ordered babies to be torn limb by limb. If you ever get the chance to visit Cambodia, you will be wise to stay away from the large number of mass graves that have been discovered in the modern era.
5. GENGHIS KHAN
This Nomadic General formed the great Mongol Empire which ruled over most of Eurasia. Basically, his methodology was simple. Kill anything or anyone that comes into view. He massacred local population and left piles of human bones as a testament to his prowess.
Famous for cruelty, sadism, sexual perversion and incest, Caligula was one of the most famous and feared rulers of the Roman Empire in all of history. If you want to be disgusted but learn a thing or two about his sadistic ways, watch Caligula the 1979 movie. The controversial movie is still banned in some countries. On second thought, don’t watch it.
7. ELIZABETH BATHORY
The Hungarian Countess was a serial killer. She is the most prolific female murderer in history, who reveled in torturing, abusing and mutilating her victims. So why did she do it? Well, it is said that she was terrified of aging. She came up with a ritual of bathing in the blood of young girls to preserve her youth. Her fascination with blood has seen her being dubbed as the Countess Dracula.
8. MAXIMILIAN ROBESPIERRE
Maximilian was the leader of the French Revolution. What started off as a campaign for freedom ended up being a reign of terror. In his 10 month rule, countless people were guillotined, people who did not support the French Revolution, people who were guilty of desertion or rebellion or anything else he felt was a crime. Over 40,000 French died in prison and his attack on Vendee killed more than 100,000 people.
9. IDI AMIN
Idi Amin is possibly the most sadistic dictator in history. He ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979 during which time he killed over 500,000 Ugandans. He spread fear by showing executions on TV as he killed doctors, lawyers, students, journalists, etc. without prejudice. His favorite method of killing, feeding people to crocodiles. What’s more, Amin is on record to have stated to be a proud cannibal.
10. MARY ANN COLTON
The reason Mary Ann is on this list is not because she killed hundreds but rather who she killed. Her 21 kills included, 12 children she gave birth to, a few husbands and even her own mother. Her weapon of choice Arsenic! Why? Because she found out she would be eligible for Govt. support for each death of a family member. Good God, woman!