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.
9Vlad Tepes “Dracula”
Vlad Tepes, also known as ‘Vlad Dracul’ was Wallachia’s prince three times. As you may already know, he inspired the Dracula legend, mainly because his nickname means ‘devil’. During his reign, he used very cruel methods to kill people, the most common being impalement. He would also tie a victim’s legs to horses and then have them run opposite ways. As for the impalement, a sharpened stake would gradually be forced into the body via the buttocks until it emerged from the mouth.
Other times, the victim was impaled via other body orifices or via the abdomen or chest. For this practice, he is referred to as ‘Vlad the Impaler’. He impaled babies through their mother’s chest, ordered people to be blinded, hanged, stabbed, skinned, poisoned, strangled, disemboweled and exposed to extreme elements and animals. Rumor has it that he also loved to chop off women’s private parts and keep them.