The history of mankind has witnessed many cruel rulers whose acts can shake our hearts in no time. They have performed many evil acts on the people. There are many different types of tact employed by these people that include torture, brutal deaths, and excommunication. In this article, we will tell you about the some of the most cruel rulers ever in history. Whatever the reason is, they have done lots of evil and vilified acts that make them one of the cruelest people in the history.
Look at the list of top 10 most cruel rulers in history who has done powerful and blood hungry acts in the short history of mankind.
10. Qin Shi Huang
He was the first Chinese emperor who ruled the country from 221 BC to 210 BC. No one can deny that Qin Shi was brutal, sadistic, paranoid and cruel. He was known to improvise and massacred thousands of people. Within the first year of its power, more than 120,000 families relocate to other places. Huang burned all the books in the country and thousands of scholars alive.
Additionally, he burned the scientists and scholars who weren’t able to find a way to make the Qin immortal. He has killed more than 1 million people during his whole life.
9. Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan was the first emperor and founder of the Mongol Empire who came to power by uniting the nomadic tribes of the Northeastern Asia. From the desperately unforgiving nature to the boundless ambition, Khan is the man responsible for the deaths of more than 30 million people during the Genghis’s wars.
During his ruling, he has conquered the majority of the Eurasis and makes it a pretty disciplined and military state.
8. Idi Amin Dada
He was the Military Dictator and the President of the Uganda. In 1946, Dada joins the British Colonial and soon get promoted to the field marshal prior to becoming the state head. There are lots of issues faced by the country during his rule that include political instability, ethnic persecution, murders and human rights abuses. There was also a rise in the murder rate in his rule that even crosses 1 million marks.
Idi Amin Dada was against the entry of Europeans in the country and wants to gain more power than them. Dada dies in 2003 because of the kidney failure in Saudia Arabia.
7. Pol Pot
Pol Pot was the Cambodian Prime Minister who was the well-known leader of the Khmer Rouge and rules the country between 1976 and 1979. According to the historical records, he killed more than one million people because of the torture and forced labor. In addition to that, the murder rate was very high during his tenure.
Pot even let millions of people suffer from different diseases and starvation because they raise voice against them. As per official records, he was the reason for the racial fights in the country and causes the death of millions of people. Without any doubt, Pol Pot was one of the most cruel rulers ever in the history of mankind.
6. Adolf Hitler
No list of most cruel rulers in the history can be completed without mentioning the name of the Adolf Hitler. He was the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party and known for his brutal punishments among the people. According to the official records, the Hitler’s evil policies and racial thinking cause the death and destruction of more than ten million people.
Some of his punishments consist of torturing people to death by fire, make their body eaten by animals and much more. This cruel leader committed suicide by shooting himself on 30 April 1945. However, some of the people still think it isn’t true and he is still alive.
5. Ivan IV of Russia
Popular as the Ivan the Terrible, he was the first ruler of Russia and remained the Grand Duke of Muscovy between 1533 and 1547. Additionally, Ivan was the first proclaimed star of Russia. He loves to torture the people and burned them alive. He even ordered to build big walls across the city so that the residents can’t escape.
During his tenure, he killed more than 100,000 people just for his fun and enjoyment that makes him one of the evilest rulers in the history of mankind. According to the official records, the troops brought at least 500 people to him and then torture them in front of Ivan so that it can give peace to his mind.
4. Joseph Stalin
Stalin was known as one of the most dangerous dictators ever witnessed by the history. He is known to have greater political powers than any other figure in the world. As per his orders, the millions of peasants were permitted to starve to death or skilled in the 1930s.
He rules the Russia for a period of 29 years and guilty for the deaths of over 20 million people of his own country. We can’t even imagine how evil his punishment was?
Nero ruled the Rome from AD 54 to AD 68 and known to murder his entire family that includes his stepsister, mother, wife, aunt, and ex-wife. He raped hundreds of women and even cut their private parts. Nero has burned lots of cities and killed thousands of people.
In addition to that, he starved millions of Christians to death by burning, feeding to Loins, torn by dogs and much more. However, when Nero realizes that he was losing the rebellion, he committed suicide.
2. Attila The Hun
Popular with nickname Attila the Scourge of God, he ruled the Huns between the period of 434 AD and 453 AD. Attila was the leader of the Hunnic Empire that stretches from the Baltic Sea to the Danube River and Ural River to Germany. His only aim was to destroy the Roman empire and that’s why he killed thousands of people on their way. He tortures his own people and destroys the entire population of the cities.
Saint Ursula, a perpetual Virgin refuses to marry Attila that makes him angry. In order to take revenge, he killed more than 11,000 people who were companions of Saint Ursula. Some legends even say that he drinks women’s blood and eat two of his sons.
1. Augusto Pinochet
Pinochet comes to power after overthrowing the Alende’s government in Chile with some assistance of the United States. During his tenure between the early 1980’s and late 1990’s, he killed more than 35,000 people of his own country by torturing them through painful punishments. The majority of those people were even his supporters. He was accused of abusing the human rights later, but he dies way before facing the jury.
Pinochet was one of the most cruel rulers ever in the modern history who don’t even hesitate to kill his supporters. You might feel lucky by not born during his tenure in Chile.
The poor people have become the victims of these rulers for centuries. However, the world has changed now and we are living in a modern civilization where all have equal rights.