25 Most Evil People in History of the World (Pics Included)

If the word baddest, most wicked and evilest ever existed in the English dictionary, it would be attributed to Satan. There are people that history recorded from time to time as the most wicked set of men and women to have ever graced planet earth.

The list of these 25 most evil people in the history of the world was put together by historians that showed how these men and women spilled blood, killed thousands of innocent souls as they were power hungry. Although, they are long dead and buried, their heinous crimes are difficult to wash off the sands of time and history.

25 Most Evil People in History of the World

25. Elizabeth Bathory


Elizabeth Bathory was a countess who lived in the Carpathian Mountains.  She was one of the inspirations of Dracula and her nickname was Countess Dracula.  She was possibly the most prolific serial killer in history.  She believed that blood on her skin made her fresher and younger.  She was responsible for the killing of 650 girls; many were tortured for weeks and were often naked when they were tortured. They were forced to eat their own flesh.  She sometimes drank the blood of the girls and stabbed them with needles.  Some had their face, hands and private parts burned and bit their flesh and private parts.  Many of them starved to death, others were burned or froze to death naked.  She might have eaten some of her servants.  It is possible that she bathed in blood.  She was never put on trial, but was forced to stay in one room for the rest of her life.  She died 4 years later.

24. Talat Pasha



He was the Grand Vizier of the Sultan in the Ottoman empire from 1917 to 1918.  In 1915, Talat declared an order to wipe out the Armenian race.  People were whipped, tortured, robbed, raped and killed.  All of the Armenians were forced into concentration camps.  People were overloaded with supplies and forced to trudge miles with no food and they were killed if they couldn’t continue.  People were naked when they marched.  The whole male population of Angora was exterminated.  Many were forced to rape family members.  People were killed by bayonets, clubs, axes, hammers, spades, scythes, and saws.  Many had their private parts and sexual organs cut off. Tens of thousands were burned, drowned, poisoned, dismembered, crucified, boiled and beaten to death.  Out of the population of 2.5 million Armenians, 1 to 1.5 million people were killed.  Talat was assonated in 1921 by a Armenian assassination squad.

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23. Josef Mengele


He was a physician in the concentration camp Auschwitz and the doctor known as the “Angel of Death.”  He was in charge of selecting Jews to be sent to concentration camps or to be killed.  He practiced many experiments on people.  One of the most common experiments was on twins.  He would find the similarities and differences in the genetics of twins, as well as seeing if the humane body could be manipulated.  There were about 3,000 twins, only 200 survived.  The twins were arrange by sex and age.  During the experiment, he would pour chemicals into the eyes of the twins to see if it would change their colors into sewing them together in hope to create conjoined twins.  He sometimes tried to change the sex of the twins.  He sometimes forced parents to kill their children.  He tortured children to see how long they could survive.  He often beat prisoners to death personally.  He sent over 400,000 people to their deaths in the gas chambers.  Mengele escaped with his family to South America and lived there the rest of his life.  It is possible that he used 88 twins in his medical experiments there.  He died from a stroke in 1985 while swimming in the Brazilian ocean.

22. Reinhard Heydrich


Reinhard Heydrich was the chief of the Reich Main Security Office, the second most powerful person in the SS and the mastermind of the Final solution.  He was one of the highest ranked of all the Nazis and was responsible for many war crimes.  His actions caused the deaths of millions of people.  He was responsible for the mass murder of Soviet officials and Russian Jews during Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union, which killed over a million people.  He forced 60,000 Jew to leave Germany and go into Poland, where they were sent to Ghettos.  As he chaired the Wannsee Conference, he presented a plan of transportation and deportation of 11 million Jews from every country in Europe to be worked to death or killed.  Heydrich thought  of the pretext to invade Poland, which killed over 80,000 people and  started World War II.  There was an assassination attempt on him in 1942.  He survived the attempt to kill him, but died 9 days later.  In response to his death, Nazis killed nearly everyone in the village of Lidice.

21. Osama bin Laden


Osama bin Laden was an Islamic terrorist leader that lead the terrorist organization called the Al-Qaeda.  He is responsible for the 9-11 attack, which injured more than 6,000 and killed about 3,000.  He is also responsible for bombing attacks on the United States Embassies in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.  212 people were killed and 4,000 were injured.  He sponsored the Luxor massacre of 17 November, which killed almost 70 people.  Osama has caused other Al-Qaeda bombings throughout the world.  The 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people and injured 2,050.  In October 2002 in Bali, 3 bombs exploded, killing 202 and injuring 209.  The 2004 SuperFerry bombing killed 119 people.  Thousands of Iraqis have died from Al-Qaeda bombings.  In 2007 alone, bombs exploded in Qahtaniya and Jazeera, Iraq, killing 796 and injuring 1,562 people.  Osama encouraged other Terrorist groups to attack the United States.  He caused the War on Terror, which killed 127,170 to 1.2 million people.  Osama was killed on May 2, 2011.

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20. Saddam Hussein


Saddam was dictator of Iraq from 1979 to 2003.  During that time, about 2 million people died as a result of his actions.  He authorized many attacks on people like the chemical attack on Kurdish village of Halabja, which killed 5,000 people.  Saddam’s 1987-1988 campaign of terror against the Kurds killed 50,000 to 100,000.  An Amnesty International report said, “victims of torture in Iraq are subjected to a wide range of forms of torture, including the gouging out of eyes, severe beatings, and electric shocks… some victims have died as a result and many have been left with permanent physical and psychological damage.”  Saddam also had approximately 40 of his own relatives murdered.  He executed over 400,000 Iraqis.  Many of them were tortured to death and filmed so he could watch them at his house.  In 2006, Saddam was hanged after being found guilty for being convinced of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

19. Heinrich Himmler


Heinrich Himmler was the head of the SS, the second most powerful Nazi and the architect of the Final Solution.  He, more than anyone, encouraged and facilitated Adolf Hitler’s decision to implement the Final Solution to the Jewish question, as well as other programs of ethnic cleansing that destroyed millions of lives during World War II.  He was responsible for 6 to 7 million deaths of Poles, Russians, communists, and other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live including people with physical and mental disabilities.  Himmler once said “The decision, therefore, lies here in the East; here must the Russian enemy, this people numbering two hundred million Russians, be killed on the battle field and person by person, and made to bleed to death”.  His house contained furniture and books made from the bones and skins of his Jewish victims.  Himmler committed suicide in 1945 by eating poison.

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18. Adolf Eichmann


Adolf Eichmann was the architect of the Holocaust.  He was in charge of rounding up Jews into and forcing them into ghettos and concentration camps.  He was responsible for day-to day organization of the Final Solution.  He organized the registration, cremation and transport of Europe’s Jews.  From May until July, 1944 Eichmann organized the deportation and murder of more than 400,000 Hungarian Jews.  He was responsible for 5 to 6 million Jewish deaths. He would leap into his grave laughing because the feeling that he had 5 million Jews he killed filled his heart with gladness and joy.  He once said that he would even kill his father if he was ordered to do so.  He escaped and made his way to Argentina and lived under the name Ricardo Klement for 15 years.  He was captured in May 1960, Israeli Security captured him and took him to trial.  He was tried for 15 charges and hanged.

17. Maximilien Robespierre


He was the leader of the French Revolution.  Before he became a tyrant, he wanted the people of France to have freedom and rights but when he gained power his personality changed and he became obsessed with guillotining people.  He began to create a reign of terror, a 10-month period in which mass executions were carried out.  He also began to see everyone including friends as enemies.  People were guillotined for not supporting the French Revolution, hoarding, desertion, rebellion, and other things he saw as crimes.  He guillotined entire families of aristocrats and ordinary people.  He even guillotined his closest friends.  Most were killed without trials.  As many as 40,000 were either executed or died in prison including King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.  He was also responsible for hundreds of thousands that died in battles during the Revolution.  Under his orders, his men attacked Vendee, killing well over 100,000 men, women and children.  He believed that killing people was better than forgiving people.  Ultimately, in 1794, Robespierre was guillotined without trial.




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  1. EvenEzer

    Add the Arabs and Europeans responsible for the African Holocaust (Slave Trade).

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