Powerful men are often required to make controversial decisions, yet none of the people on the following list would plead ignorance regarding their handling of affairs. No, the people on our list were considered evil during their lifetime, if not by the people they were ruling over, then by the people who suffered because of them. A thorough study of history, allows us the take a closer look at some of the most evil characters to have ever lived, giving us a better understanding of what they were like and what drove them to act the way they did. Without further ado, here are the 10 most evil people who ever lived.
Delphine LaLaurie lived in New Orleans during the 19th century. At some point in 1834, her mansion caught fire, revealing some pretty horrible scenes after the fire had been put out. For instance, firefighters found 2 slaves chained to the stove, appearing as if they had suffered horrendous injuries while they were still alive. In the attic, there were over a dozen disfigured and maimed slaves manacled into walls or floors.
Some had been victims of medical experiments, ranging from sex changes, limbs broken and reset to look like a crab, some with arms and legs removed, and patches of flesh sliced off in a circular motion to resemble a caterpillar’s. Some even had their mouths sewn and starved to death, and others had hands sewn to other parts of the body. Unfortunately, Delphine LaLaurie fled before being brought to justice, but the memory of her horrible crimes has lived throughout the ages.