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10 Most Cruel Rulers Ever in History

Throughout the history of mankind there have been many cruel rulers that use terror to gain control of public. They rule with an iron fist and an unrelenting thirst for power and recognition. Unfortunately for society there was too many for them all to fit on the list, so here’s the worst of the worst. From bad to worst, here are the top 10 evil men, 10 most cruel rulers ever in history.

10 Most Cruel Rulers Ever in history of the world

Idi Amin Dada

10 Most Cruel Rulers Ever

One of the most cruel rulers ever, Idi Amin Dada was the military dictator and President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King’s African Rifles in 1946, Amin held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its Commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote. He later promoted himself to Field Marshal while he was the head of state. His rule was characterized by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extra judicial killings and the expulsion of Indians from Uganda. The estimates range of people killed from 80,000 to 500,000.

He hate Europeans “We Africans used to carry Europeans, but now Europeans are carrying us. We are now the masters … They came from Britian and wanted to show that I really have power in my country.” Amin was eventually overthrown, but until his death, he held that Uganda needed him and he never expressed remorse for the abuses of his regime. On 20 July 2003, died at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from kidney failure.

Attila The Hun

10 Most Cruel Rulers Ever

Attila (Attila the Hun), was the ruler of the Huns from 434 to 453. He was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. He was considered as one of the history`s greatest villains. In much of Western Europe, he is remembered as the epitome of cruelty and rapacity. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orleans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.

Subsequently he invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans. He returned in 452 to claim his marriage to Honoria anew, invading and ravaging Italy along the way. Attila drowned in his own blood on his wedding night. He died in the early months of 453.

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed “Genghis Khan”, he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. He was a warrior and ruler. starting from obscure and insignificant beginnings, brought all the nomadic tribes of Mongolia under the rule of himself and his family in a rigidly disciplined military state.

Pol Pot

most cruel leader in the world Pol Pot

Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge and the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 to 1979. Pol Pot became leader of Cambodia on April 17, 1975. During his time in power, his radical communist government forced the mass evacuations of cities, killed or displaced millions of people, and left a legacy of disease and starvation. Under his leadership, his government caused the deaths of at least one million people from forced labor, starvation, disease, torture, or execution.

Vlad Tepes

Vlad Tepes, Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (Vlad the Impaler) known for executing his enemies by impalement, and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. Vlad is best known for the legends of the exceedingly cruel punishments he imposed during his reign and for serving as the primary inspiration for the vampire. He was a fan of various forms of torture including disemboweling and rectal and facial impalement. He tortured thousands while he ate and drunk among the corpses. He impaled every person in the city of Amlas nearly 20,000 men, women and children. Vlad tortured the people ordering him to be skinned, boiled, decapitated, blinded, strangled, hanged, burned, roasted, hacked, nailed, buried alive, stabbed, etc. He also liked to cut off noses, ears, sexual organs and limbs.

Ivan IV of Russia

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan IV of Russia (Ivan IV Vasilyevich), also know as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547 and was the first ruler of Russia and the first to be proclaimed tsar of Russia (from 1547). Historic sources present disparate accounts of Ivan’s complex personality: he was described as intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodic outbreaks of mental illness. He enjoyed burning 1000s of people in frying pans, and was fond of impaling people. Ivan’s soldiers built walls around the perimeter of the city in order to prevent the people of the city escaping. Between 500 and 1000 people were gathered every day by the troops, then tortured and killed in front of Ivan and his son. He is also remembered for his paranoiac suspiciousness and cruel persecution of nobility. Ivan died from a stroke while playing chess with Bogdan Belsky on 28 March.

Adolph Eichmann

Adolph Eichmann

Adolf Eichmann was born in March 19, 1906, in Solingen, a small industrial city in the Rhineland. He was a German and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust. He was hanged by the state of Israel for his part in the Nazi extermination of Jews during World War II. “The death of five million Jews on my conscience gives me extraordinary satisfaction.”

Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II was the King of the Belgians, and is chiefly remembered for the founding and brutal exploitation of the Congo Free State. Born in Brussels the second son of Leopold I and Louise-Marie of Orléans, he succeeded his father to the throne on 17 December 1865 and remained king until his death. Leopold created the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken to extract rubber and ivory in the Congo region of central Africa, which relied on forced labour and resulted in the deaths of approximately 3 million Congolese.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of the founding of Nazism, the start of World War II, and the Holocaust. By the end of the second world war, Hitler’s policies of territorial conquest and racial subjugation had brought death and destruction to tens of millions of people, including the genocide of some six million Jews in what is now known as the Holocaust. On 30 April 1945, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule.

Josef Stalin

Josef Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917. Stalin probably exercised greater political power than any other figure in history. In the 1930s, by his orders, millions of peasants were either killed or permitted to starve to death. Stalin brought about the deaths of more than 20 million of his own people while holding the Soviet Union in an iron grip for 29 years.



  • izq

    not at all, hitlar was not a cruel ruler.

    • How can you say that?

      • true indian

        someone please do like hitler to muslims.
        Like hitler killed jews someone should come and start killing muslims.

    • nevace13

      Hitler was probably the most admired national leader of the 20th century. He unlike other rulers of that era had his total interest was the welfare of his people and his country and no other hidden agenda as all the others had.

      There were 4.5 million Jews in Europe and after Hitler killed 6 million of them and tanned their hides to make lamp shades and rendered their fat to make soap that left only 3.6 million to draw government pensions as Holocaust survivors. So sad

      • Buddy

        He killed more Jew than there were in the first place? Debunked…..by maths.

        • Mater Motley

          Lol genius, I think he was being sarcastic^

        • shilohsboots

          You don’t WANT to admit truth, so you look at some of what’s said, automatically seizing upon what you want to be facts. True numbers are: in 1933, approximately 9.5 million Jews lived in Europe, comprising 1.7% of the total European population. This number represented more than 60 percent of the world’s Jewish population at that time, estimated at 15.3 million. Not at all hard to look up from many REPUTABLE, UNBIASED sources.

    • isabel

      so Hitler almost wiping out an entire race is completely okay with you?

      • Joshua D Bird

        Jews are not a race.

    • otlme

      yeah I totally agree you can’t call Hitler a cruel leader cause he was very good to his people, but instead you can call him a cruel racist and human being. The same I suppose can be said for Adolf Eichmann.

      • Historybelle7

        Yeah, he was soooo good to his people… he had his Nazi’s round up all the GERMANS who were either “Mentally ill, mentally retarded, physically ill, physically handicapped, elderly, and anyone else he deemed “a waste of life” and had them KILLED! Though 6 million jews were killed (including 1 million children) in WW2 there were also 7.1 million Germans killed, and people from all over the world with a total of around 60 MILLION PEOPLE KILLED IN WW2… and Hitler started the war.
        so, get your facts straight. Before you make a point or statement of education or best guess…. PLEASE RESEARCH AND LEARN ALL OF THE INFORMATION FIRST.

        • Glenn Rickert

          Very very true. People forget that Hitler killed the Polish, Russians, Belorussians, witches, Muslims, Protestants (all non-Catholics, as he was Catholic) pagans, immigrants, anyone attempting to flee the country, political opponents, the physically deformed, the blind, deaf, orphans, the homeless, his soldiers (commanders and subordnates) that disobeyed orders or had retreated from battle, and his own friends who disappointed him. Not to mention he had his entire command structure kill themselves during the Russians’ attack on Berlin, including their entire families, all of his own family members, his wife, his young nephews and nieces, his dog Blondi and himself. He also killed 32 members of my maternal grandfather’s family. My grandpa Joe was lucky to have survived.

          Hitler was a monster. But unlike the rest of the world, I have forgiven him, because I can’t live with hate in my heart. It would make me just like him. I refuse to be so limited in the mind and heart. I love all people, and all people deserve forgiveness of their sins. Jesus died for us all. We should use his example of forgiveness and do for others as he did for us.

          • Milton

            Out so many post one at last is worth to say a good one. While people all over the world are always in a reaction mode, one like you comes as a silver lining. Thank you mate for expressing something our Lord really craves for from His most beloved creation and into which He Himself was born. Thank you for showing the TRUE LIGHT of the world Hate brings in reaction while Love brings action

    • nandini yadav

      hitler was..

    • ninusmer75

      no,was not cruel, was just crazy, completely disturbed 🙂

  • olezha

    How come that Ivan the Terrible is there and Henry the 8th is not? The both lived at the same time. Ivan killed not more than 4,000 people over his life (and spent money and time in monasteries knowing it was a sin). Henry 8 killed only in one year 72,000 peasants, who were chased from their lands. At this particular time not less than 10,000 protestants were killed in Paris just over one night. Is Medici included? This is the most stupid and unprofessional list I ever seen.

  • Genghis Khan is a chinese?

    • Genghis Khan was born in northern Mongolia (a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. It borders Russia to the north and the Inner Mongolia region of China to the south, east and west). So we can say Genghis Khan was a Chinese.

      • Dragon

        His ADN says otherwise, he was a Mongol, who where Altaics far from being Chinese.

  • hindu

    you forgot the muslims invaders and muslim rulers of india- akbar,aurangzeb etc-
    the muslims slaughtered 100,000 hindus in one day at somnath

    • It was Mahmud of Ghazni who killed those hindus during a war at somnath. Akbar and Aurangzeb and any other Muslim ruler of India did not kill 100,000 hindus in one day.

      • Mehmood ghaznavi broke the Somnat only because there was a particular group of people who occupied that place. They are the capitalist people who didn’t care of other humans. He killed all those bad ones an destroy the place because it was a place of conspiracies.

        • narendra Singh

          Brother Shoaib,
          What happen to all 27% Pakistani Hindus, and with their Propertys .
          Let me tell you very few Muslims fallows Holy Book .
          thanks and regards

          • @087b097cc7740a2ac5c6adc44c0e238d:disqus Bro i guess you need to stop talking cross border issues unless of some genuine facts and figures. As what happened to Muslims in India is an open story.

          • true indian

            Muslims should be starved to death, brutally killed because they are not human they are terrorist worse than a dangerous wild animal. they should be cut into pieces and fed to lions dogs

        • Ghwen

          @Muhammad Shoaib – excellent. First you deny atrocities took place, but then you excuse them simply because the victims were “bad ones”.

          Clearly, you are a sick and nasty man who does not understand compassion & how to treat your fellow human beings.

          • Sick and nasty.. It make me lolled very hard. 🙂

          • Non Islam

            This is why I didn’t mind Vlad the Impaler, in his mission to get rid of all Islam, he was on the right track. Ottoman were the enemy…and so are you Muhammad. Question, why do all of your mothers and I know you have many (although only one father) name all the boys the same name? Read all about good ole Vlad, enjoy the read.

          • uzair

            ISLAM is a religion of peace those who are doing wrong they are not following ISLAM just like HITLER can never be the true example of christianity. Religions taught right way to live and ISLAM went even ahead you may find its some punishments severe but it is to put fear in the heart of people not to kill,rape,steal etc..

          • haseeb

            Vilad is actually jealous of his brother because he is radu the handsome,and vilad was killed by the turks,his head was presented to mehmet the conqueror.
            Vilad killed muslim because he hates them just as crusaders.he is evil and coward person in the history.vilad is no match with mehtmet the conqueror……

          • ninusmer75

            i think you are just..stupid …and this is all. That are so many “bad muslims”, because some one like you make children

          • true indian

            behen ke laude katuye samne aa tab batata hoo saale kaat ke fenk dunga.

          • shilohsboots

            Well, look at his name….tells you the place of hate he’s coming from. Of course he laughed. He’s an ignorant, brain-washed fool

        • Aspy

          Don’t where you get your ‘facts’ from friend.
          Mhd. of Ghaznavi was a plunderer and a looter — who raided the Somnath temple 18 or was it 21 times.

          The Mughals except Aurangzeb were ok, only because they were not Islamist.


        • koodhiq

          You are a twit who has no idea of history and like most Muslims don’t like to face facts. Every major mosque of Mughal building in India was built out of demolished temples. That says enough about Islam “the peaceful” religion and the Mughal invaders.

      • true indian

        madarchod saale behenchod tum logo ko to maar hi daalna chahiye kamine saale atankwaadi.

    • Brother let me correct you, not any Muslim ruler slaughtered any of Hindu in India. Akbar,Aurangzeb, Shahjhaan etc they were all great humanitarian. You can google it explore libraries but you never found any charge against them of humiliation of another religions. Before English came to Sub-continent Hindustan was called a golden sparrow. People are prosperous and there were peace ad justice. Hindus and Muslim were stayed together like brothers. It was east India company who separate Hindus and Muslims by there notorious policy “Divide and rule”. It is only a propaganda against Muslim’s rulers. You can watch the movie “Jodha Akbar” as an example.

      • bharat

        muslims ruled india through terror and injustice to non-muslims
        imposing tax on hindus,forcibly carrying off hindu women,forcibly converting hindus- these are the true facts-
        go ahead and google

        • @3f8609bcd2406bd1963f6032ce1a1c9c:disqus My friend Google and Wikipedia is controlled by westerners who divide us and ruled. How can we expect the truth from them. Get a thorough research on it and you will never ever found Mughals guilty.

          • Liberal Man

            But Their Source of Knowledge is Still History Books . And History is Written by Those Bastards Who had Hung Great Warriors.

          • true indian

            saale samne aa tu kabhi kate huye laude ko pura kaat dunga. saale hijde ke aulad.

        • Engr Zain Siddiqee

          Kaash saray maar diye hotay to behtar tha

          • Steve Bakewell

            Well too bad for you!

      • Prabhu

        Bhai Mr. Shoaib tell me one thing if muslim ruler was so good then how you became muslim from hindu? is it was your choice to be muslim? before 500yrs in india there was no muslim. you send me the reply.

        • jiji mondialu

          wt you’s three are talking about?, and yes history is written by the winners, it is a sad fact of life so deal with it.

        • ali

          bhai muslim puri duniya me hy or kisi ko zabarjasti muslim nhi banaya gaya idiot or history utha ke dekhle log muslim banty hamesha or bantey rahey hy till 2013…

      • Liberal Man

        Mr Muhammad Shoaib Plzz Read Sikh History. Than talk about their Humanitarian Nature . Had Sikh Gurus not Fought Against the Mughals . Then Everyone Would Have been Converted To Islam Forcefully. You Called this as Humanity ??

        • apna naam

          sikhs were fighting for their small punjab state andf their sect-not for hindus. and sikhs and punjabis in general ruled themselves only for less tha50 years that too with th e blessing of britishers. the sikhs were with the british and muslims in battle pof panipat in 1761 and aslo were agasint indian freedom fighters in 1857. they have been treacherous people.donto give too much importance to a mercenary sect.

          • vinsin

            Sikhs fought for Kashmiri Pandits. In battle of Panipat it was Marathas who decided not to take help from Sikhs. Sikhs didnt help Abdali. 1857 war was to establish Islamic State in India and Sikhs were against it. Sikhs were against partition of India in 1857.

      • Steve Bakewell

        Shut up you filthy terrorist swine! there is documented testimonies of aurangzeb describing how he attacked,raped and pillaged all the indian villages.

        Humanitarian my ass! even in quran you can find verses about execution of people who don’t believe in allah…

        26/11,9/11 isn’t enough for you eh? your religion is not only downright disgusting,it is a threat to world peace.

        You are one delusional bastard child of Islamic invaders,just get the hell out of my country.

        • uzair

          ISLAM is a religion of peace those who are doing wrong they are not following ISLAM just like HITLER can never be the true example of christianity. Religions taught right way to live and ISLAM went even ahead you may find its some punishments severe but it is to put fear in the heart of people not to kill,rape,steal etc

          • Steve Bakewell

            More like “Religion of bloody pieces” pieces here and piece there.

            The way you treat women is DESPICABLE!

            P.S We Hindus sincerely HATE your religion&your people for what your violent,barbaric bandit ancestors did to our helpless women,children and our temples! we will never forget that.

            In fact we hate you more than we hate British for colonizing us! at least they gave us industrialization&globalization… your ancestors gave us nothing but pain&misery!

          • gugloo

            you deserve misery … you idiot foolish racist scum bag… go die

          • Steve Bakewell

            Thank you for proving my point!

            You and your death worshiping cult can do nothing else but bring misery to innocent people.

          • Steve Bakewell

            Racist what? i love all human race,all cultures,all religions.. but not this death worshiping cult known as ISLAM.

          • Moob Boom

            true that! the quran is the perfect alternative for toilet paper

          • Idiot Finder

            I love when people idiotic radical Muslims who have no right to call themselves Muslims kill people back in history, everybody blames Islam as a bloody religion. But when the Crusades are brought up, Christianity isnt blamed. “Oh the Pope was an idiot. The religion of Christianity is too pure! BLah Blah Blah”

          • Steve Bakewell

            Because guess what? Modern Christians don’t follow the bible by the word ,like Muslims,their religion has adapted to the modern times and given away to a secular govt Islam societies hasn’t.

            In 3rd world countries(where most of the Islam is)Quran and its stone age sharia law is still being used as a blueprint for governance and people are rabid about it any amount of slightest critique about quran will result in death penalty.

            And plz don’t bring that “They’re not real Muslims” bullshit! they make it VERY clear that they’re Islamic organizations!

            BOKO haram,Ansar Dine,Salafi Islamist,ISIS,Taliban,Al-kaeda these global terror groups are doing it in the name of allah&quran whether you like it or not.

            lastly i don’t give a damn about the crusades… it has nothing to do with my country however my country’s history does have a lot to do with barbaric Islamic invaders and their rape-seed known as Pakistan.

            Pakistan is what happens when a bunch of mughals come and rape Indian women resulting in illegitimate children who have a cultural&religious identity crisis so now they want to destroy India and the USA.. don’t ask why!

            If you feel like they’re hijacking your religion its your problem! we’re just going to target what threatens us the most AKA islamic theocracies&terrorism!

            Pakistan is a combo of both. Islamic terrorism&theocracy is a global threat however i cannot say the same about christian terrorists who at best can only blow up regional abortion clinics..that’s not nearly as threatening compared to the nuclear violence and armed warfare pakistan can dish out at India!

          • LittleKnights

            i must say! this is rude indeed! i think ill sort this out myself! first off Steve Bakewell islam is certainly a threat yes? but only in some versions! your a fool if you believe that all islam peoples believe in the same version! yes some versions are voilent! but uzair has a point too! there are peaceful versionS! now both of you shut up and stop making complete fools of yourselveS!!!!

          • The honest guy

            Lets be honest.I don’t think warriors killed in any battle to defend they’re country will be categorized as victims of a brutal act. Muslims defended they’re country or they’re religion at first, As all you know, in holly book of Muslims, it have mentioned Muslims will grow as a little religion , and after they will conquer a lot of the world , at the time Muslims number was less. as a proof in Muslims first battle they’re army number was 318 or 320, and enemies were 1000+ and still they won,, this was a fact , after that they won every battle ,, After the death of Prophet Muhammad second ruler of Muslim’s conquered many countries . But then the question comes ‘ Why people accepted the religion Islam even thought they’re brothers , husbands and fathers were killed in battles …
            *Muslims never killed anyone who has no act in war ,
            *never killed a woman
            *never killed a child
            *never rapped anyone in a place they conquered ..
            *the punishments in any crime such as killing an innocent person or robbery was so perfect that everyone accepted it
            the judges judged perfect in every case even it’s a case between a Muslim or non-Muslim” in a case a metal shield was stolen from a close relative of Prophet Muhammad and still the case was won by the non-Muslim and then he knew how perfect it’s Islamic religion and change to a Muslim ..
            However, in Holly book of Muslim’s it have mentioned the Muslim’s will be more in number than any other’s but still they will be very powerless , we can see that today, and in the worlds end they’re will be only Muslim’s but not like the first one ,, “LESS FAITH IN ALLAH” .. this was not a person supporting Islamic Religion , I’ve searched all the religions history and everything this is not a joke
            “thanks everyone”

          • Steve Bakewell

            “*Muslims never never killed a woman*never killed a child
            *never rapped anyone in a place they conquered”
            GOOD JOKE!. ha ha ho ho! *slow claps*!

          • theone

            Steve people like you are not even wanted in the US anymore.

            If you judge a rules for the way he treats his perceived enemies then President Truman should be at the top of the list.

            Certainly japanesse civilians wheren’t more enemies of the US than jews where of Germany.

            And as for Attila, he was probably one of the greatest leaders ever, unless you go by Roman accounts who oppressed the people that Attila united for centuries.

          • Steve Bakewell

            What the hell are you even trying to say? speak English Muslim joker!

          • vinsin

            What was slavery then? What was Jauhar? Taquiya

          • the survivor

            They marry four women,produce 20 children and that is how they spread islam.

          • Cyborg3K

            The Crusaders were fighting for freedom of lands taken by muslim invaders. Every country except Arabia that is muslim today was stolen by bloody conquest and genocide.

          • South Sudan can be too?

          • Cyborg3K

            Hitler was an atheist socialist, never a Christian.

          • true indian

            oye laudu saale behenchod katuye chup kar

      • not_bilawal

        This is effing hilarious, bro bilawal!

      • true indian

        please correct india was called golden sparrow before muslims came to india.
        bhosdike chup hi reh madarchod deshdrohi pakistani.

      • vinsin

        What the fuck? Genocide of 60-80 million hindus by Islamic invaders is the biggest in the history. Akbar was not a Muslims, he started his own religion. What humanitarian work was done by Akbar,Aurangzeb, Shahjhaan?

        Subcontinent was continuously getting poorer since 1000 AD. Dont talk shit, India Muslims voted for Pakistan in 1946 election. Why majority of Muslims didnt participate in independence movement then?

        You are learning history from a movie. Akbar never had any hindu wife or wife name Jodha. It is a fictitious story.

    • Tima Aflitunov

      All religions were made by people. So if you you say people killed other 100,000 people it’s terrible but has nothing to do with religion and has everything to do with ignorance.

  • Jeorgie

    Eichmann wasn’t a ruler

    • the anti-nazi

      That’s true, he worked for Hitler as a scientist and of course engineer of the Holocaust. An absolutely auful human being. Honestly, I think that being hung was too good for the rat.

  • Dr.Xenolan

    Ghengis Khan doesn’t really belong on this list, if it’s about cruel rulers. He treated his own people quite well. He was certainly a vicious conqueror, and he would belong near the top of any list compiled of fiercely aggressive and ruthless generals, but I would imagine that his own people considered him to be an excellent ruler. It’s also worth mentioning that he only turned his full fury against those who opposed him; those who surrendered without a fight were generally treated well. I’m not saying that he was a nice and kindly man, or that I’d like to have him over for dinner (though I do enjoy Mongolian barbeque!). But saying that he was a “cruel ruler” just isn’t supported by history. I also notice that there’s nothing in the article above that even describes any of his alleged cruelties.

    • Malone

      Idiot. Mongolian babeques are nothing to do with Mongolia … its name is pure marketing bullshit

    • Aspy

      Agree, even Alexander and the Romans were killers and looters of peoples that that did not surrender meekly but put up a fight. The greater the resistance the greater the devastation. But then they (Greeks/westerners) have written the History.

    • Mater Motley

      Genghis Khan was a tyrant, but he put his sword towards foreigners. Had over a million put to death in Persia. Had Beijing turned into a rape and slaughter house. He may have been a great military commander but he was an absolute monster all the same.

  • Eric

    You forgot George W Bush

    • Of course George W Bush is a worse leader of his era. The so called war against terrorism he started took millions of life.We will surely include him in our next upcoming list. Stay tuned.

      • Mike Fitz

        Are you a Liar or idiot? Bush freed Afghani’s and Iraqi’s from murderous tyrannical regimes and, because of George W. Bush and America, Millions of Muslim men and women were able to vote to elect their own leaders. This despite vicious partisan resistance from Democrat Party members and media. Things were a lot better in the middle east until Hussein Obama took control- Since then we’ve seen the thuggish Iranian theocracy killing people in the street and crushing the green revolution, a hostile Muslim Brotherhood takeover Egypt, the country of Libya destroyed by Islamic terrorists, and the neighboring country of Mali attacked by Islamic terrorists, and now of course the debacle of Syria, all under the aegiis of Smart Power! Obama, “What difference does it make?” Hillary, and Flip-Flop Kerry. Yeah, but Bush and Republicans, they’re bad… And by the way, Muhammad, the war on terror was a long overdue response to attacks on Americans by muslims. Or are you one of the morons who blames 9/11 on the Jews?

        • uzair

          ISLAM is a religion of peace those who are doing wrong they are not following ISLAM just like HITLER can never be the true example of christianity. Religions taught right way to live and ISLAM went even ahead you may find its some punishments severe but it is to put fear in the heart of people not to kill,rape,steal etc…

          • Joe

            Okay, Uzair. But Hitler was not a Christian. I think his beliefs tended toward the occult. In any event, Hitler never acted in the name of Christianity.

        • WILDxC4RD

          Just saying, who would have had access to the THREE building that fell that day? Yes there were three and only two were struck by “planes”. Why did scientists discover thermite in the rubble? Why did building 7 fall when it wasn’t stuck by a plane? How did the planes drop at that angle and at the speed they were maintaining? Why are hundreds of architects around the world questioning the possibility of such events? How did jet fuel melt steel? We’re there reasons to enter the middle east? Yes there is copious amounts of things America needs and cannot produce on/in our soil. Before we all attack we should read to understand, don’t read just to cleverly reply. The truth is that we can stop this fighting by simply not fighting. Oh your religion is different than mine, cool. I’m still moving so why can’t we all?

          • Joe

            Okay buddy, I’m not even gonna address the falsities and conspiracy theories in your reply, but I will challenge you to think about Building 7, which did not collapse but was condemned for being unsafe after the Twin Towers fell. Here’s my question: When two massive office buildings standing over one thousand feet high each collapse, won’t that have an enormous and damaging seismic effect on a much smaller building directly adjacent?

    • George W Bush is in the list of 10 Worst Rulers in The History

    • jiji mondialu

      GWB should be here definitely as the retard that broke america

  • how come there is no americans in this list , all thou the wars and all the violence hapening in the world is because of them !

  • Hitlar decisions were driven by his sense of feeling the superiority of Germany and not overwhelming cruelty and hegemony…

  • Stefan Bach

    Albert V. Archduke of Austria

    On 23. Mai 1420, Albert V. gave the order to complete destroy the Jewish life in Austria called Vienna Geserah.

    A law was passed that forbade it, that Austrians had contact with Jews.

    Albert V. ordered to capture all Jews and to destroy their Synagoges.

    They Austrian forces tried to catch all Jews in the seventeen cities with a Jewish population to imprison them.

    the imprisonment the Jews got seperated in rich and poor people. The
    poor people were deported and a death squad started to kill them. After
    one day of slaughtering the death squad stopped and the alive Jews

    The rich people got seperated in man and woman and the
    children were taken away (the parents just saw their children again when
    the Austrian forces tormented the children before their eyes to break

    Then the Jews got systematical tortured, because the Austrians wanted to find out where they have their gold.

    Austrians believed that the Jews must be very rich, but the Austrians
    had already plundered all property of them, but the Austrians didnt
    believed it and so the torture went on for 10 month. Many died during
    this time. It was also a cold winter in this time and the Austrians did
    everything to humiliate the Jews.

    Around 300 Jewish boys and 300 girls were sold on slave market.

    On 12.March 1941, Albrecht V. gave the order to burn all remained Jews alive. (120 women and 90 men)

    was digged a big pit and the Jews were burnt alive in it. It is
    described that the Jews sang the Shema Israel until their death.

    the heat went down, the Austrians searched the ashes for gold, because
    they thought that the Jews had swallowed their gold and kept it so
    hidden in their stomache, but there was no gold.

    Background: The
    Roman Catholic Albrecht V. fought against the Hussites
    (reformation-movement) and run out of money. He was an antisemite and
    planned to steal all the goods of them. He was also frustrated, because
    of the lack of success in the fight against the Hussites and so he let
    the Jews suffer instead.

    There is no excactly nummber, but the Wiener Geserah had over 3000 victims.

    After the Wiener Geserah all Jewish life was destroyed in Austria.

    V. glorified the crimes with a monument with a inscription in which he
    mocked the Jews and praises the brutal murder of them.

    • that’s a good research.

      • Stefan Bach

        Thank you. Also interesting are the circumstances how A.Hitler became an Anti-Semite:

        A.Hitler wrote in the auto-biografical part of ‘Mein Kampf’:
        “And on such occasions I sometimes picked up the Volksblatt (for information: Newspaper with articles about Karl Lueger, Christian Social Party, slogans like “Buy only by Christians”), which, to be sure, seemed to me much smaller, but in these matters somewhat more appetizing. I was not in agreement with the sharp Anti-Semitic tone(!!), but from time to time I read arguments which gave me some food for thought.(!!)
        At all events, these occasions slowly made me acquainted with the man and the movement, which in those days guided Vienna’s destinies: Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Social Party.

        How many of my basic principles were upset by this change in my attitude toward the Christian Social movement! (!!)

        My views with regard to Anti-Semitism thus succumbed to the passage of time, and this was my greatest transformation of all. (!!)”

        A.Hitler wrote about this transformation initiated by K.Lueger’s anti-semitic propaganda:
        “There came a time when I no longer, as in the first days, wandered blindly through the mighty city; now with open eyes I saw not only the buildings but also the people. Once, as I was strolling through the Inner City, I suddenly encountered an apparition in a black caftan and black hair locks. Is this a Jew? was my first thought.”

        He continued: “As always in such cases, I now began to try to relieve my doubts by books. For a few hellers I bought the first antiSemitic pamphlets of my life. Unfortunately, they all proceeded from the supposition that in principle the reader knew or even understood the Jewish question to a certain degree. Besides, the tone for the most part was such that doubts again arose in me, due in part to the dull and amazingly unscientific arguments favoring the thesis.

        I relapsed for weeks at a time, once even for months. The whole thing seemed to me so monstrous, the accusations so boundless, that, tormented by the fear of doing injustice, I again became anxious and uncertain.

        Yet I could no longer very well doubt that the objects of my study
        were not Germans of a special religion, but a people in themselves;
        for since I had begun to concern myself with this question and to
        take cognizance of the Jews, Vienna appeared to me in a different
        light than before. Wherever I went, I began to see Jews, and the
        more I saw, the more sharply they became distinguished in my eyes
        from the rest of humanity.”

        Reference: Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf; Volume one; Chapter 3, General
        political considerations based on my Vienna period, Conversion to
        anti-Semitism; 1925

        About the Anti-Semite K.Lueger:
        From a speech of Vienna’s mayor Karl Lueger, 20. July 1899:
        “The influence on the masses is in the hands of the Jews, most of the press is in their hands, the largest part of the capital and especially the big
        business is in the hands of Jews, and the Jews practice here a form of terrorism, beyond all imaginations.
        It is about us, especially in Austria, to act for the liberation of the Christian
        people from the domination of Judaism.

        (Thunderous applause of theaudience)
        All discord, also that one in Austria, is sparked by the Jews, all hostility against our party, is because we have finally started to end the rule of the Jews. (audience: Bravo!)”

        As mayor of Vienna, K.Lueger was known for making use of an exclusory and discriminatory political strategy of populist Anti-Semitism.

        “Lueger initiated something which nowadays would be regarded as a normal part of merchandizing. However, at the time it was absolutely innovative because of the extent to which he and those surrounding him, carried it out. Whether it was the illusion of availability he presented
        to his female followers based on his bachelor status (or keeping his
        relationships secret), the Lueger March composed for him by Eduard
        Nerradt and played at various events or, to name but one example from an
        extremely wide selection from the raft of devotional objects, the
        Lueger plate distributed at election meetings. These carried sausages
        and mustard and visualized exactly who the eaters had to thank for the
        meal they had just consumed in the form of a portrait of Lueger.

        In addition there was something which would nowadays be called corporate
        identity, viz, Lueger’s characteristic beard. This allowed him to be
        easily identified in any of the representations. There were, and are, a
        wealth of these: diverse paintings (e.g. by Wilhelm Gause), portraits,
        postcards, caricatures, relief’s, etc.”

        Reference: Harald D. Gröller, Cult of personality

  • Col

    Hernan Cortes? Francisco Pizarro? Or Queen Elizabeth from Castilla and Fernando from Aragon for that matter!!

  • Iravumera Ruvugamahame

    How could you forget General Paul Kagame whose ruthless avaricious and callous rule, and lust for power and wealth caused the genocide in 1994 against Tutsis and moderate Hutus. And he continues to commit genocide against the Hutus since 1990 where at least 1,500,000 of Hutus were massacred and 6,000,000 of Congolese people

  • Mike Fitz

    Also, Vlad Dracula(not Tepes- this is the nickname that means impaler. His father was Vlad Dracul, and he was Vlad Dracula, son of Dracul) was engaged in war against the Muslim invaders. He had been held hostage by the muslims, imprisoned and tortured for years beginning from the age of 10, and having grown up among them, he knew full well that cruel and psychotic people only respect those who are crueler and more psychotic. Thus when Mehmet the Conqueror led an army across the Danube to attack Dracula, he was met not with an opposing army, but by the Forest of Skeletons, the Targoviste forest where Dracula had impaled 20,000 muslims. Upon reaching this site, Mehmet realized that he faced an enemy with the capacity for unimaginable ferocity and barbarity, and he retreated immediately. Had Dracula been supported by Matthias Corvinus and the HRE, then the muslim invasion would have been stopped long before Constantinople fell.

    • Val

      Thank you! Hope the author will take some notes.

    • It doesn’t matter!

      First of all, Dracula is also his nickname, so it’s OK to use his other nicknames. Second, he was not tortured, but impressed by methods of Muslims. He used his methods because he wanted to make order in Wallachia, but he was also psychotic. And his fathers nickname “Dracul” means dragon, and “Dracula” means son of the dragon. And that’s why they call him Dracula.

      • Mater Motley

        He did say that bit about Dracula meaning son of the dragon..

    • doro

      Vlad was NOT held hostage by the Muslims, nor was he tortured. he was offered as a loyalty tribute (alongside with his brother) to the Turks. Later when they tried to put him in charge of Transylvania, he turned against them.

      • Joe

        He was essentially a hostage, and held as a prisoner by the Turks. The janissary did not willingly give themselves to the Turks, they were compelled by threat and force. While in Turkish captivity, Vlad refused to abide by their rules, refused to wear the janissary clothing, refused to cut his hair, and he was punished and tortured. Upon the death of their father, both Vlad and Radu were offered freedom, but Radu stayed with the muslims and became confidante to Mehmet II, while Vlad returned to Wallachia to join the Christian army of Janos Hunyadi. Instead, Matthew Corvinus had him imprisoned for his father’s treachery in killing and deposing Danesti. The Muslims did not put Vlad in charge of Transylvania, he fled there to escape his brother who had been named pasha of Wallachia. Vlad took over Transylvania by slaughtering the ruling boyars who were in league with, and stooges for the Turks. The Feast of the Boyars was the day when Dracula invited the boyars to a feast in their honor, and then had them killed and impaled, except for those who he forced to build his castle Poenari

      • Dina eve

        Which one of you are correct? Who cares, back to killing & torturing Muslims. Hooray hoorah! I’m all for smashing those sewer rats, including all the filthy Muslim children. Good work Vlad

        • Lily

          how dare you! They have done nothing to you! The children are innocent and you should feel ashamed of yourself!

        • abeera

          i think u should think before u say something

    • ninusmer75

      Vlad and his brother Radu were kept on ottoman empire like warranty to be sure their father will pay the taxes the Turkish asked for. He learn about impaling from them which make them better? or is another reason they are not on the list ?

      • Joe

        True. Radu adopted the Muslim ways, but Vlad rejected them and refused to submit to the rules governing the janissary, so he was tortured, while Radu became a confidante of Mehmet II.

  • Lozzenger

    I agree with most of the list, but I’d replace Eichman with Franco, simply because he wasn’t a ruler (although he was definitely cruel enough).

  • Ripudaman Singh Hothi

    You forgot to include Aurangzeb jahangir who were among the worst ever rulers

  • morgan

    What about Mao Zedong? He killed millions of his own people during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution in China during the mid 1900s

    • dollyrama

      Mao doesn’t qualify, as he did not intend to kill most of his victims (most died out of his misguided policies). If Mao qualifies, then Queen Victoria also qualifies since she oversaw 1/3rd of Ireland starved to death while Britain was the most prosperous and powerful empire in the world while Mao’s China was desperately poor. Also, under Victoria’s reign, there was the brutal Indian mutiny and and the aggressive invasions of many nations. Also, Tojo of Imperial Japan caused tens of millions of deaths in WW2.

  • uttam

    Hindustan is not Hindus place.their place in Rajasthan only. Remember that. Don`t talk bullshit.

  • Dan

    Vlad Tepes was the son of a long lasting crusader order ( the order of the dragon , his dad Vlad II Dracul , from that b stoker took “dracula” ) , a defender of christianity and one of the legendary heroes of the romanian people , right next to Michael the Great that was sanctified by the orthodox faith and a nephew of Mircea the Old that held the european front at the peak of otoman conquest . During his rule corruption and crime when down to almost nothing ( during that age it is without precedent ) and almost starved his citadel during siege because he sent all his grain storage to a region that was starving due to drought . He got a bad reputation because he was discredited by hungarian and otomans for his no cooperation politics during his short rule and his psychological warfare tactics ( the forest of spikes show actually all the otoman already dead from battle units impaled so that the much larger advancing army would lose moral , and that it did ) . That isnt even his picture , that was made by an hungarian historic in a way to make him look like a cruel gypsy . He is still regarded today as one of the romanian peoples great leaders and in regards to crime and state corruption GREATLY missed for his no non-sense tactics . Where the fuck did you guys get your documentation from ?! even wikipedia is more accurate than this …

  • dollyrama

    Idi Amin should not be on that list, nor should Vlad the impaler etc. Timur should definitely be on that list.

  • pompous.egg

    where the hell is Mao zedong

  • apn a naam

    where are the english nation who are the most evil people in the world churchill, tony blair , thatcher and all that war criminals?

  • apn a naam

    the empire is UK+US+CAN+AUS+NZ.
    It is the british empire with some new friends like Germany, France, Japan,
    Korea, etc. England is head of the family. USA is just the loud mouthed son
    with a fancy car.

    Even after french ex misnter
    Dumas saying that english planned syrian terrorism years ago-rus talks?

    england is running a WW3 agasint
    all non anglo nations ofociurse it needs american arms for that.

    Gulf war plotted by witch
    thatcher, first iraq war by criminal tony blair-this syrian by english rat

    only when wars become unpopular
    the english stoptaking credit for that nd let blame b placed on Jews

    and stupid people including
    hitler blamed jews while it was all along the english parasites who loot.

    england lives off protection
    money from the international criminals whoget asylum in england 4 money.

    biggest money laundering is done
    by the english race in london calling it service industry

    anglophile kissinger promised
    british controlled gulf monarchies protection run by the british -usa.

    all plots r done by the evil
    english race-read dumas interview-they pass the blame2 jews if turned

  • apn a naam


    october 14, 2013

    When the Brits Came Close to
    Using Chemical Weapons in World War II

    Churchill’s Poison Gas


  • Reality

    Seems they forgot Christopher Columbus. Responsible for wiping the Arawak off the face of the earth

  • dubbinmusic

    hooray for socialism!

  • onelordwon

    And Barrack Husein Obama the great A H.O.L.E of the 20th century

  • miguelrangel

    This article’s author is forgetting to most big cruel ruler in the history: the american president Harry S. Truman and his 220,000 dead japaneses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it’s not enought?

  • Hawkins Tyler

    Where are the Bush’s ???

  • Geethadevi soman

    Missing the Queen here, killed close to a million people

  • and What about Obama and Bush who killed more than 5 Million People in just 13 years.

  • koodhiq

    What a load of crap. Number 1 on the list should be the British Monarchy that decimated millions and millions of indigenous races in all its colonies worldwide. This list is obviously complied by some Anglo-Saxon twit. Google “British colonial savagery” and it should open the eyes. Many of the details are quite horrific. It would put all the other despots to shame. Clearly, history is not written by the vanquished.

  • uppityup

    :cough: Caligula :cough:

  • uppityup

    :cough: Caligula :cough:

  • yon

    What about my cruelest dictator Issayas Afewerki of Eritrea??

  • Skulb

    A lot of propaganda here. Idi Amin worked for the British and Pol Pot worked for Kissinger and Bush, as well as the Chinese. Eichmann was tortured so anything he confessed to should be considered legally invalid and Ivan IV was the founder of Russia and a great king. And where is Caligula, Julius Caesar (Launched an unprovoked war of aggression that led to the death of app. 3 million Gauls, and the destruction of Celtic culture in Europe.), Alexander (Same thing in the east), Charlemagne (Genocide in Saxony, at least 1,5 million dead.) and on and on.
    This list is tendentious to say the least. Europeans are saints, except Evil Hitler and the degenerate Leopold, while anyone from outside Europe is a raving barbarian. Our genocides are gooood while their genocides are baaad! Hypocrite!

  • Sahari Ayah Gani


  • normal human

    this porkistani has not mentioned about mohmmoud ghaznavi,mohmud ghauri,tughlaq,iltutmish,mughals,tikka khan.yahya khan…….why because all pakistani muslims are grandchildren born in harems of above kings forcefully convered to islam after raping their females

  • dylan sndier

    im glad stalin was first he killed more people than hitler

  • Rachit Gupta

    This list can’t be completed without including Aurangzeb

  • Shahid

    Ghazni, Akbar, Aurangazeb, Tipu Sultan, Firuz Shah Tughlaq are missing from this list. Just dont be selective in your article because you dont consider them as cruel leaders. They are the most cruel leaders and performed many heinous acts while they were ruling. And if you argue that the information on internet is managed by westerners then all the info in this article is from same source only.

  • revazi

    what about tamerlan?

  • w16521

    Why isn’t George W. Bush on this list?
    The number of people he killed is in the thousandths.

  • DavidMacko

    How about Mao Tse-tung, who killed 80 million Chinese?

  • No Mao? Sure there were 10’s of millions of deaths on his watch that were more about god awful planning rather than malice… but he still had a lot of people murdered.

  • artemis rand

    Everyone that is on this list deserves to be; however, I would add Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, Castro, Chairman Mao, OBL, and Kim Jung Il.

    Hitler was a monster for what he did. If anything, the amount of Jews killed in the holocaust is underestimated.

  • han

    Kim Jong Un should be in this list

  • nimrod

    Hitler and Stalin are both in second in command of HELL beating Cain. Cain killed one his brother while Hitler and Stalin killed millionsssssss. If I go to Hell I will be 1st in command and kick Satan’s ass.

  • 7TreSqueez

    Horrible article. It’s very clear that the author is highly uneducated in world history, I could think of at least a dozen or more psychopath rulers that should be on this list. King leopold II killed 3 million??? TRY AT LEAST 10MILLION!!!!! Idiots

  • Lovely Evaris

    I don’t consider Genghis Khan to be evil. He took over shit, and when you take over shit you kill people. Honestly, everyone else was hella weak at that time so it was a cakewalk to build an empire with his disciplined army. And he gave people a choice whether to surrender or not. If you didn’t surrender, you were slaughtered. If you did surrender, you were allowed to run your land exactly as before and were given the protection of the Khan. The Silk Road only became usable once again *because* Genghis Khan threatened to destroy anyone who tried to fuck with the vulnerable traveling merchants. The dude was religiously tolerant as well, since the Mongols only had a weak form of animism and ancestor worship, so they were very curious about any and all religions they came across. He outlawed torture, as well.

  • Lucius

    Genghis Khan was by far the worst. His victims are in the untold millions, over 100 million victims across Asia & Europe alike.

  • ninusmer75


  • Serhat Duran

    Wow, What for a f.cked up fascist, racist, biased community this is in the forum…religions and races can suck my blueheaded dick for all I care…try to be human, try to feel like one. Don’t act and think like brainwashed fools. Just try to feel ffs…try to connect with the spirit of the universe; don’t dwell on past massacres, idiotic ideologies and HATE,

  • amart

    where is aurangzeb, nadir shah, babur, tughluq, timur the lame etc

  • devilsadvocate

    well all that stuff amounts to the fact that they were all perverted bitches with their distorted sense of bitching?

  • Alex Gaginsky

    Your account on Ivan IV is copy-pasted from WIki with addition of some unsourced bullshit.

    Actually, Ivan looks like a humanist compared to his West European contemporaries, such as Henry VIII of England, Thomas Torquemada or Catherine Medici.

    The St Bartholomew’s Night massacre by the latter claimed more lives OVERNIGHT than Ivan IV executed during his 50-years rule. The cherry on top? Ivan sent French king a letter condemning the Bartholomew’s Night massacre.