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The All-Time Worst People in History

List Criteria: Horrible, real (not fictional) people who have committed historical crimes. History judges them, and so do we.

The absolute worst people in history, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Who are the worst people in history? This list includes mass-murdering dictators, psychopathic serial killers, sociopathic religious leaders, insane politicians, deceptive political commentators, and annoying celebrities and Hollywood douchebags who make our eyes and ears bleed. Who are the worst people of all time? This human scum has incited genocide, executed ethnic cleansing, enslaved entire races of people, practiced cannibalism, orchestrated arbitrary homicide, brainwashed people who trusted them, yelled at film crew members, and been paid by TV studios to be awful.

Anyone can vote on this list of vile villains and evil lunatics, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the world's worst people ever. Call out history's biggest scumbags, and see how your picks stack up against everyone else's. Because those who do not rank the worst people in history are doomed to repeat it. Or something like that.

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    Died at 75 (1878-1953)

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    Died at 56 (1889-1945)

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    Died at 73 (1925-1998)

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    Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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    Died at 83 (1893-1976)

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    Died at 70 (1941-2011)

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    Died at 69 (1937-2006)

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    Died at 68 (1911-1979)

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    Died at 54 (1899-1953)

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    added by fannon Died at 49 (1877-1926) Dzerzhinsky was chief of the Bolshevik secret police, the Cheka, from 1917 - 1926, which was notorious for kidnapping, mass summary executions and cruel torture of dissidents. The Cheka practiced

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    added by KevinRicks Died at 47 (1891-1938)

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    added by KevinRicks Died at 61 (1879-1940)

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    added by KevinRicks Died at 35 (1861-1896)

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    Died at 68 (1934-2002)

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    added by fannon Died at 48 (1892-1940) Chekist, murderer and responsible forconducting mass repressions unter Stalins regime. Was executed during the GreatPurge in which he actively participated earlier.

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    added by fannon Died at 53 (1883-1936) Cynical Bolshevic revolutionary and criminal, executed during Stalins Great Purge.

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    added by fannon Died at 76 (1891-1967) Bolshevik propagandist, exhorted the soldiers of the Red Army to kill European children and rape European women.

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    Died at 82 (1912-1994)

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    added by fannon Lazar Kogan Chekist and important person in the organisation of the GULAG.

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    added by dont mess with the best age 32 Kim Jong-un is the current ruler of North Korea. His regime is known for intentionally starving people for dissidence and for holding people in prison for crimes committed by their parents

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    added by Palkow Died at 59 (1931-1990)

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    added by fannon Died at 52 (1886-1938) Co-founder of the Cheka along with Felix Dzerzhinsky.

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