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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 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.
The All-Time Worst People in History, history, politics & history, worst, all people, historical events, people, historical figures, Villains,

Adolf Hitler

Idi Amin

Joseph Stalin

J. Edgar Hoover

Kim Jong-il

Mao Zedong

Talaat Pasha

Osama bin Laden

Pol Pot

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Should Run for President]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-should-run-for-president/jacob-shelton
Which celebrity do Shawn and Larry King think should run for president? Listen to the Ranker Podcast to find out! 

Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of the United States? If you can remember all the way back to Kanye West’s speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, you may remember that he closed by saying that he’ll be running for president in 2020. If he actually runs, it’s going to be highly entertaining (just think of the debates). But he shouldn’t be the only celebrity who takes a shot at becoming the most important person in the world. There are plenty of other actors, rappers, and just plain famous people who could probably handle having their finger on the button. From Kim Kardashian to Stephen Colbert, and even Charlie Sheen, here’s a definitive list of other celebrities who should run for President of the United States.

If you think about it, being President of the United States isn’t all that different from being a regular celebrity. People with no knowledge of what you really do are constantly criticizing you, you spend most of your time on a private airplane, and you have a giant posse. If you’re a famous person (FP for short), you might as well run for president every four years. Worst case scenario, you actually win and have to figure out which member of your inner circle is going to be your chief of staff.

Upvote the celebrities you think should run for President of the United States. If you think there’s a celebrity who’s uniquely qualified to run the US of A, add them to the list and see how many votes they get.
Celebrities Who Should Run for President,

Clint Eastwood

Ellen DeGeneres
Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party!
Jon Stewart
Platform: Free Arby's.
Leonardo DiCaprio

Morgan Freeman

Oprah Winfrey
Robert Downey Jr.

Stephen Colbert
Platform: One free pint of Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream for everyone.
Dwayne Johnson
Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet.
Tom Hanks
Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks!

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<![CDATA[Celebs You Didn’t Know Were in Great '90s Kids Shows]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebs-you-didn-t-know-were-in-great-90s-kids-cartoons/jacobybancroft
Bryan Cranston may forever be associated with Breaking Bad, but did you know the acclaimed actor also spent time voicing Power Ranger villains in the early '90s? Even the most famous of actors had to get their start somewhere, and a lot of them started as celebrity voice over actors or small, bit players in larger ensembles. Check out the list below to see which celebrities in '90s cartoons and live-action shows went on to bigger and better things.  

Celebs You Didn’t Know Were in Great '90s Kids Shows,

Bryan Cranston
Appeared: As an villain on Mighty Morphing Power Rangers

Cranston is now one of the most recognizable faces in the world thanks to his star-making performance as Walter "I Am The One Who Knocks" White in Breaking Bad, but the hard-working actor has been a presence in Hollywood for many years. While still regulated to bit parts and guest roles, Cranston worked as a voice over actor. One show he helped out on was the classic Mighty Morphing Power Rangers TV show. He provided the voice for two villains, Twinman and Snizzard.  
Demi Lovato
Appeared: As Angela on Barney & Friends

It's always weird to see mega-superstars when they were children, but it's even weirder to see them hanging out with a giant purple dinosaur. Demi Lovato is one of the most popular and recognizable names in music right now, but her humble beginnings started near the turn of the century, when she portrayed one of Barney's friends on two seasons of the popular show. In total, she appeared in nine episodes. 
Jeff Goldblum
Appeared: As an eco-villain on Captain Planet

Goldblum was already an established actor by the time Captain Planet premiered in 1990, but he still took time out of his schedule to voice the villainous Verminous Skumm in the beginning of the show's run. Perhaps he was too busy or he didn't like portraying a large, mutant rat, but Goldblum left the role after five episodes. Check out this link to see Goldblum in action. 
Jessica Alba
Appeared: As a mean girl on The Secret World of Alex Mack

Nowadays, Jessica Alba's characters are known for their stunning beauty, so it's not surprising that she's been playing popular, attractive characters her whole life. One of her first roles ever was that of antagonist Jessica in The Secret World of Alex Mack. She only appeared in three episodes total, but it was enough to start her career off on the right foot. 
Jessica Walter
Appeared: As a dinosaur on Dinosaurs

Although now she might forever be thought of as Malory Archer (or Lucille Bluth), Jessica Walter has a long history of lending her superior vocals to worthy shows. One of her earlier roles was that of Fran Sinclair on the '90s show Dinosaurs. She voiced the role for the entirety of the series' run.  
Lacey Chabert
Appeared: As a whole bunch of characters in '90s cartoons

Before being immortalized forever as Gretchen Wieners in the smash-hit Mean Girls in 2004, Lacey Chabert had steady work as a voice actress. She voiced Eliza Thornberry in the Wild Thornberrys for six years, as well as voicing characters in Gargoyles, Hey Arnold!, Hercules the TV Series, and Aaahh! Real Monsters. 
Meg Ryan
Appeared: As an eco-villain on Captain Planet 

Captain Planet was apparently the cartoon everyone wanted to guest star on. It was a fantastic show that offered nice social commentary and environmentally-friendly messages to young people. Over the years, major stars lent their talents, including none-other than Meg Ryan. The movie star provided the voice for the villainous Doctor Blight for a whopping 13 episodes.  
Michael Cera
Appeared: As Brother Bear on The Berenstain Bears

Okay, so it technically aired in the early 2000s, but The Berenstain Bears taught enough kid-friendly lessons through shoddy animation that it definitely feels like a '90s show. Given how quickly Cera shot to fame in that time period, it's surprising that he voiced one of the main characters during the show's three-season run. 

Ryan Gosling
Appeared: As a young kid on Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Before becoming one of Hollywood's hottest hunks, Ryan Gosling was one of America's most adorable kids. Although now he's one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Gosling got his start on two classic kids shows from the '90s. Both The Mickey Mouse Club and Are You Afraid of the Dark? were lucky enough to call Ryan Gosling a cast member. 
Will Ferrell
Appeared: As a bouncer on The Angry Beavers

Will Ferrell has been everywhere, but did you know he was in the much-adored The Angry Beavers cartoon in the '90s? That's right, in an uncredited role, Ferrell played a bouncer on the "Bummer of Love" episode. 

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<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time,

Audrey Hepburn

Brigitte Bardot

Catherine Deneuve

Charlize Theron

Elizabeth Taylor

Evangeline Lilly

Grace Kelly

Monica Bellucci

Ursula Andress

Sophia Loren

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<![CDATA[The Hottest Celebrities of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-beautiful-people-the-hottest-celebrities-of-all-time
This list of hot celebrities is ranked by pop culture junkies worldwide, making it the best place to find the sexiest celebrities according to actual fans. Mila Kunis, Jessica Alba, and Scarlett Johansson are all known for their beautiful faces and sexy bods.

The actors, actresses, singers, models, and personalities on this list have some of the hottest bodies in show business, and most have talent, too. Among those included are winners of Oscars, Grammys, and Emmy Awards, marking them not only the most attractive celebrities, but also some of the best in their fields.

Anyone can vote on this hottest celebrities list, and you can even add your own list of hot celebs to these rankings. From the famous people of the past to the hot celebrities of the moment, this list spans all of entertainment and pop culture. And, if you're really looking to turn up the heat, just click any of the images in the list to see large, full color pics of your favorite celeb hotties. Now that's hot. Check out these hot female celebrities. The hottest female celebrities of all time.

Who do you think are the sexiest female celebrities? Who are your top ten hottest celebrities?
The Hottest Celebrities of All Time,

Adriana Lima

Charlize Theron

Emma Watson

Jessica Alba

Jessica Biel

Megan Fox

Mila Kunis

Natalie Portman

Scarlett Johansson

Kate Upton

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<![CDATA[The Hottest Royal Women]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hottest-royal-women/trent-walker
Who are the hottest royal women? The beautiful ladies included on this list include princesses and queens from all over the world. Each one is, without a doubt, worthy of inclusion on any hot royals list. Some of them are the wives and daughters of the world's richest royals, too. The question is, who do you believe is the best looking of all? Vote for the royal hotties you love the most and vote down any you don't like.

Any list of the hottest royal women should absolutely include Rania al Abdullah. She's more commonly known as Queen Rania of Jordan, and she's anything but common. This woman is smoking hot, whip smart and the perfect example of a hot royal. She's been the Queen of Jordan for decades, now, and she just keeps getting more gorgeous (and turning up on lists of the most beautiful women of all time).

Of course, what would a hot royals list be without none other than Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge? From day one, Kate Middleton captured the hearts of everyone. She exudes class, but that doesn't mean she's not a total hottie. She also has great genes: Her sister, Pippa, is extremely easy on the eyes, too. She just needs to hook up with Prince Harry, and the perfect royal picture will be complete.

From Charlete Wittstock (Monaco) to Princess Haya of Dubai and beyond, this international list of hot royal women proves that the world's hottest royal men have a wonderful pool of stunning beauties to woo. It's not likely that you'll see any of the babes listed here posing on the cover of Maxim, but take a look at the photos and use your imagination.
The Hottest Royal Women,

Catherine Oxenberg
Daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
Grace Kelly
Princess of Monaco, wife of Prince Rainier III
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein
Daughter of King Hussein I of Jordan
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Lady Gabriella Windsor

Letizia, Princess of Asturias

Queen Rania of Jordan

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Ameera Al-Taweel

Jetsun Pema
Queen of Bhutan

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<![CDATA[People Who Refused Prestigious Awards]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/people-who-declined-awards/jessica-lawshe
It's uncommon for recipients to turn down prestigious rewards, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. From knighthoods to Grammys, all manner of highly respected honors have been refused. Some of the biggest names of the 20th century declined prestigious awards granted them - Marlon Brando, David Bowie, Stephen Hawking, and Jean-Paul Sartre. It seems as if for every award handed out, there are an equal number turned down. 

As a society, we love honoring achievement. Awards, from the Nobel Prize to Oscars, honor those who achieve greatness or express ingenuity in math, science, literature, film, music, and more. But what happens when these people don't want to be honored? Among other things, it lands them on this list of people who declined awards and refused honors. 

Take a look at our list of people who refused prestigious awards, and then ask yourself, would you ever do the same?

People Who Refused Prestigious Awards,

Danny Boyle

As explained by Daily Mail, film director and Oscar winner Danny Boyle turned down knighthood in 2013, a honor offered following his creative direction of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Boyle said, "it’s just not me." Daily Mail goes on to explain that the artistic director said "he would not have felt right accepting an individual award as a cast of thousands - including the Queen - helped create it."

David Bowie

According to Huffington Post, when Mick Jagger received his knighthood, Bowie dismissed the honor, saying "I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that. I seriously don't know what it's for. It's not what I spent my life working for." When the British government offered him the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000, Bowie turned it down. Three years later, he also declined knighthood from the Queen. 

George Bernard Shaw

Playwright George Bernard Shaw received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, an honor he wanted to refuse, but was convinced to accept by his wife. As explained by Irish cultural resource Stair na hÉireann, Shaw had no interest in publicity or awards. He later rejected knighthood. Shaw is best known for the play Pygmalion.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre refused Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964. According to The Guardian, Sartre wrote in a statement to the Swedish press that he "always declined official honours," including France’s Legion of Honour. He went on to write, “The writer must therefore refuse to let himself be transformed into an institution."

John Lennon
John Lennon received the Member of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1965, but announced four years later he intended to return his MBE to the Queen. As explained by Ultimate Classic Rock, Lennon wrote: "Your Majesty, I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. With love. John Lennon of Bag"
Le Duc Tho
In 1973, Lê Đức Thọ refused to accept a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Paris Peace Accord, which put an end to US involvement in the Vietnam War and created a temporary peace agreement between North and South Vietnam. He refused the honor because, despite the progress made, the war in Vietnam wasn't over. As Time Magazine explains, Thọ said "he might reconsider if peace were restored to his country eventually, but his decision stood."
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando boycotted the Academy Awards in 1973, the year he won Best Actor for The Godfather. According to Newsweek, Brando sent Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather to attend on his behalf. When Brando won, Littlefeather refused to accept the statuette from presenter Roger Moore, explaining Brando "very regretfully cannot accept this generous award, the reasons for this being... the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee." 
Sinéad O'Connor
In 1991, Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor withdrew from the Grammy Awards ceremony and competition. According to the Los Angeles Times, the singer did so as a boycott of what she felt were the "false and destructive materialistic values" of the music industry.

Al Levie
In 2012, Al Levie, a high school social studies teacher in Wisconsin, refused the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award because the award was being given by Republican congressman Paul Ryan. As The Blaze reported (and as you can see in this video posted by Wisconsin Jobs Now), Levie could not accept the award, “in good conscience” because of the congressman’s politics. He went on to say, “Paul Ryan had no business at a Martin Luther King event, it’s totally hypocritical." He called Ryan a "lackey for the 1%."
Justice JS Verma
Justice JS Verma wrote a report that became instrumental in strengthening anti-rape laws in India. As a result, he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Bhushan Award, posthumously in 2014.

According to NDTVVerma's wife wrote to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, stating "my family and I have decided not to accept. My late husband never hankered or lobbied for any acclaim, reward or favour. We do not want to accept what we know Justice Verma himself would not have accepted...The greatest honour to him remains how he is held in the hearts and minds of his fellow countrymen, as a true friend not just to women or the youth, but to those most in need of one."

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<![CDATA[Historical Leaders Who Were Conned by Their Closest Advisors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historical-leaders-conned-by-their-advisors/isadora-teich
From Game of Thrones to actual history, House of Cards to real world politics, it's no secret the worlds of real and fictional politics are cutthroat and terrifying. One day you're in, the next day you're out. So it should come as no surprise there's a long list of historical leaders whose advisors, family members, and confidants conned them.  

Some of these advisors wanted power, some wanted revenge, some wanted control. Others sought to oust a leader unfit for duty. The leaders who were tricked by these advisors didn't always deserve it, and many of them met tragic ends at the hands of their subjects, advisors, or country.    

If you think you're having a bad day, take a look at this list of people conned by their closest confidants. You'll feel better about yourself, so long as your friends aren't trying to kill you. 

Historical Leaders Who Were Conned by Their Closest Advisors,

Christian VII of Denmark
Christian VII was a frail, unstable, stupid, self-centered monarch, and universally disliked. As his physical and mental state declined, his doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensée, seized control of the country. Struensée got himself appointed Cabinet Secretary to the King and oversaw all official documents, while having a torrid affair with Christian's wife, Queen Caroline Mathilde, who bragged about their relationship to anyone who would listen. It's rumored Struensée fathered one of the royal children. 
Elagabus became Emperor of Rome at 14, only to be murdered at 19. The vastly unpopular ruler was known for sexual perversion, lavish spending, attempts to force his own religion on Rome, and pretending to be a prostitute. His family convinced him to name an heir in the hopes of replacing him. Elagabus then ordered a Praetorian guard to execute his heir. The guard, who was probably bribed, killed Elagabalus instead. 
Elizabeth I of England
While Elizabeth I was content to imprison her cousin Mary, former Queen of Scotland, Elizabeth's secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, was convinced Mary needed to be executed to ensure Elizabeth's was safe from plots to overthrow her and install Mary as queen. While intercepting letters between Mary and her co-conspirators during the famous Babington Plot, Walsingham forged a postscript from Mary authorizing Elizabeth's execution. He then successfully used it as proof that Elizabeth needed to have Mary executed. 
Eric XIV of Sweden
A promising young king with a talent for music and languages, Eric XIV fell victim to what some historians believe to be schizophrenia. He had nobles and servants murdered for offenses he invented, experienced violent and depressive episodes, and even disappeared into the woods and was later found living as a peasant. He was dethroned by his brothers during one of his depressive episodes, imprisoned, and poisoned to death by pea soup laced with arsenic by his former supporters. 
Ibrahim I
Ibrahim I was Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. Known as The Crazy One, he spent his childhood locked in a windowless building called The Cage. When he was set free in order to become Sultan, he went on a sex spree to make up for lost time, amassing a 280-woman harem, the members of which he later had drowned. Ibrahim was known for excessive violence and debauchery, and was enabled by his mother, who did the actual running of the empire while her son strutted about nailing virgins. Eventually, Ibrahim's supporters turned on him; he was put back in The Cage and executed. 
Ivan V of Russia
Ivan was only 16 when made co-Czar of Russia with his half brother, Peter. He required a co-Czar on account of his mental and physical disabilities, which made it impossible for him to rule. His mother, Sophia, used him as a puppet, and had herself named regent. It was not long until Peter, who would become known as Peter the Great, and his supporters overthrew Ivan and mother dearest. 
King Ludwig II of Bavaria
The eccentric and handsome King Ludwig II of Bavaria, known as Mad King Ludwig, angered the nobility of Bavaria by spending extravagantly on art, building fairytale castles, doing really weird stuff such as bowing to and stroking the cheek of a bust of Marie Antoinette every time he walked by it, and (maybe) being gay. Using nothing but interviews with Ludwig's advisors and servants as evidence, the psychiatrist Von Gudden declared Ludwig unfit to rule. He was deposed, only to die mysteriously soon thereafter.  
Mary, Queen of Scots
In the wake of a deadly upheaval in Scotland, Mary, Queen of Scots, sought protection from her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England. Rather than protect Mary, Elizabeth imprisoned her. From her prison cell, Mary became embroiled in a complex plot (The Babington Plot) to replace Elizabeth I on the throne. News of the plot was intercepted by a double agent, who got hold of coded letters detailing Mary's plans. Mary's secretary confirmed the plot. Mary and her conspirators were executed. 
Nicholas II of Russia
Nicholas II, last Czar of Russian, was tricked by the famous mystic Rasputin, who won favor with the Czar and his wife by convincing them he cured their son of hemophilia, which is scientifically impossible. The Czarina considered him one of her closest advisors. Though his political influence was relatively minor, Rasputin made several correct predictions, including the death of Nicholas and his entire family, which came when the Russian Revolution toppled the Czarist government.  
Wladyslaw III of Poland
Wladyslaw III of Poland was only 10 when he was crowned king, and during his 10 year reign virtually all decisions were made or manipulated by his advisor,  Zbigniew Oleśnicki, nobleman and bishop. Oleśnicki managed to install Wladyslaw as King of Hungary, and guided him through making peace with the Ottomans, only to break the accord days later. This breach led to Wladyslaw's death at the hands of the Turks, during the battle of Varna. 

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<![CDATA[The Worst Admirals of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-admirals-ever/aaron-edwards
For as long as humans have sailed the seas, battles have been waged on water. Whether fought with oars and ramming or sails and cannons, the outcome of these battles sometimes changed the course of human history. Like any battlefield, oceans have seen both great and terrible commanders. 

Disregarding orders, failing to press advantages, and a lack of understanding of supply lines are among the worst mistakes a commanding officer can make, and they happen in every war. From Roman ships fighting in the Mediterranean to modern aircraft carriers, a keen commander is essential for keeping a battle from falling apart. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way. Read on and vote up the guys you think deserve the most infamy. 

The Worst Admirals of All Time,

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty
A British admiral during World War I. He fought successful engagements at the Helgoland Bight and the Battle of Dogger Bank. While he achieved his objective at the Battle of Jutland, it came with heavy losses and was not the turning point in the war the British hoped for.
Mark Antony
Though a feared Roman commander in many land battles, Mark Antony made critical mistakes at sea against fellow Roman Octavian in the Battle of Actium. After Octavian gained the upper hand early, Antony's lover Cleopatra fled the battle and Antony followed her. The remaining Roman ships promptly surrendered to Octavian, who cornered and defeated Antony and Cleopatra in Egypt a year later. 
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
A French admiral during the Napoleonic Wars. He's often credited for Napoleon's failed 1805 invasion of England, during which he failed to meet allied forces in the English Channel. Instead, he attacked the fleet of British commander Lord Nelson and was completely defeated. He returned to France and committed suicide.  
Wilgelm Vitgeft
A Russian admiral during the Russo-Japanese War. After failing to break out of a Japanese blockade, he became very timid. His fleet was intercepted by a Japanese battle group in August 1904 and he was killed when a salvo tore apart the bridge of his ship
Xerxes I
Leader of the Persian Empire, who steered a massive invasion of Greece in 480 BCE. After several victories over the Greeks, he attacked their navy instead of starving them out. The resulting Battle of Salamis was a massive defeat for Persia, and led to the beginning of the end for Xerxes's invasion plans. 
One of Xerxes's admirals during the Battle of Salamis. He, along with others, fell for a faint maneuver by the Greeks and were subsequently overwhelmed by faster ships. He died in battle. 
Richmond Kelly Turner
Richmond Kelly Turned acted as Director of Naval Intelligence during World War II. After the war, it was suggested he disregarded Japanese communications pointing to the attack on Pearl Harbor. What's more, his underestimation of the Japanese Navy led to the worst naval defeat of the Pacific Theater, at Savo Island, where 1,077 Allied sailors were killed in just 32 minutes. 
Alonso Pérez de Guzmán
Commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armada that was sent to subjugate England in 1588. His fleet was the biggest of its era, far larger and better supplied than the English. The Brits, led by Sir Francis Drake, were conniving, and took advantage of Guzman's large ships, which lacked maneuverability. They also tore the Spanish lines apart with Fire ships, empty vessels containing explosive material lit on fire and set upon the enemy.The Armada retreated, and destroyed by a storm on the way back to Spain.  
Ali Pasha
An Ottoman admiral famous for the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, fought against a European fleet. Pasha's fleet was larger, but was not as well disciplined. Instead of taking a command position during the battle, Pasha rammed the enemy commander's ship and engaged in close quarters combat. The Europeans broke through the middle of the Ottoman formation and won the battle. The Battle of Lepanto was the first European victory over a Turkish fleet, and the last major battle before the age of sail. 
Gunther Lutjens
A Nazi admiral who commanded the Bismarck, which along with its sister ship is considered the largest and most powerful in German history. During a lone mission to destroy British convoys, the Bismarck was attacked by multiple British warships. Lutjens tried to flee to France; the British found and sunk the ship.

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Who Claim to Have Had Sex with Ghosts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-who-have-had-sex-with-ghosts/rydavis
If ghosts aren't scary enough for you, prepare to learn about ghost sex. Spectrophilia is the fetishization of and sexual attraction to ghosts or supernatural beings. But it's not only spectrophiles who claim to have had romantic encounters from beyond the grave. Although some fantasize about having a sexy spiritual encounter, most reports by people who claim to have experienced the phenomenon say they didn't initiate it.

According to scientists, the sensation of supernatural sexual pleasure typically occurs when individuals are falling into or out of sleep. Human brains are most vulnerable to hallucinations during those moments, which explains the intense sensations people often report. Some people who suffer from sleep paralysis have also reported sexual encounters with spirits.

Since medieval times, there have been records of people who believe to have been sexually aroused, or even assaulted, by ghosts. Tale of the succubus and incubus warned of evil spirits that could invade bodies and force sex with them.

You don't hear a lot about ghost sex. It's definitely best reserved for a search deep into the darkest crevices of the Internet. But you REALLY don't expect to hear about supernatural sex with celebrities. Believe it or not, several celebrities have claimed to have had sex with ghosts—and they've shared dirty details you couldn't even get a Ouija board to recount. Stars like Kesha, Lucy Liu, and Anna Nicole Smith have all had unique experiences with a ghost that just couldn't keep his hands to himself.

Here is a roundup of all the celebrities who have admitted to having wild ghost sex, each with their own unique perspective and experience. 
Celebrity Who Claim to Have Had Sex with Ghosts,

Anna Nicole Smith
In an interview with FHM, the late Anna Nicole Smith divulged her secret ghost sex fetish"A ghost would crawl up my leg and have sex with me at an apartment a long time ago in Texas. I used to think it was my boyfriend, then one day I woke up and found it wasn't," she told the magazine.

Smith didn't share how many times it took her to realize that she wasn't having sex with her boyfriend, but she did say she felt startled upon the realization that she was f*cking a ghost. "I was freaked out about it, but then I was, like, 'Well, you know what? He's never hurt me and he just gave me some amazing sex, so I have no problem.'"

Way to look on the bright side, Anna.

Bobby Brown
Widower of the late Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown sat down for an interview with 20/20 to discuss the recent loss of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. But what really caught interviewer Robin Roberts by surprise was when Brown disclosed his supernatural, sexual encounter.

During their conversation, Brown admitted that he slept with a ghost in his Georgia home. "I bought this mansion in Georgia... this was a really, really spooky place," Brown said. "But yes, one time, I woke up, and yeah, a ghost. I was being mounted by a ghost."

Brown assured Roberts that he wasn't "high" or "tripping'" and that this ghostly romp was, in fact, 100% vivid and real. 

Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd didn't exactly have sex with a ghost, so much as he cuddled up close with one in the dead of night.

Ironically, Dan Aykroyd is best known for being one of the original Ghostbusters. And even more fitting, one of his most memorable scenes in that movie involves him receiving a blow job from a very horny spirit. So maybe it's not surprising that Aykroyd is actually a firm believer in the supernatural himself.

In a post he penned for the Huffington Post, Aykroyd discussed his personal experiences with those beyond the earthly realm. Pressed for more, Aykroyd revealed his very intimate encounter with a spirit.

"I had several experiences. I saw things moving around on our counter, and doors opening and closing...Somebody crawled in bed with me once," he said. "And I thought, I'm just going to roll over and snuggle up next to it."

Aykroyd didn't give up whether or not he was the big or little spoon, but he revealed that the spirit in question was actually a gay ghost. "
Maybe that guy was gay and he wanted to have some fun. I'd be surprised if I was his type, but when you're dead, you'll take what you can get," he explained. 

Lucy Liu
Lucy Lui was into ghost sex before it was cool. The Charlie's Angels actress shared with Us Weekly, all the way back in 1999, her personal supernatural sexy time stories.

According to Lui, she settled down for a nap on the couch when an unknown presence laid on top of her. "It was sheer bliss. I felt everything. I climaxed. And then he floated away," she told the magazine.

Lui is probably giving a BIG eye roll right about now after reading about Kesha's ghost sex. So mainstream.
Paz de la Huerta
Best known for her role in Boardwalk Empire, Paz de la Huerta is now known for another thing... having sex with a ghost. But Huerta didn't just have sex with any ol' ghost. She had sex with Elvis's ghost.

On a trip to Graceland
with her ex-boyfriend, Scott Weiland, Huerta had a moment alone, or so she thought.

"So I went to his recording studio because sometimes the sensitive people feel him in this room, and I stood in this corner and I felt him," she explained. "What can I say? I felt him touch me. I mean, come on, he’s a ghost. I felt his spirit go through me and give me pleasure. I experienced that when my cat died. She waited until I got home from Sundance, and she passed away the second she was in my arms, and I felt her spirit go through my body. But this was different. It was like Elvis was tickling me with a feather."

I guess Huerta's ex had every right to be jealous of her Elvis obsession after all. 

Kesha's sexy time with her local ghost was so good, she even wrote a song about it. For her most recent album Warrior, Kesha penned the song "Supernatural," which details her feelings regarding supernatural sex. And those feelings are very positive!

"It’s about experiences with the supernatural... but in a sexy way. I had a couple experiences with the supernatural. I don’t know his name! He was a ghost,"  Kesha admitted.

Kesha, who says she's "very open to it," is clearly enjoying the ghost sex enough to sing about it. Highlights from the song include:

"Baby when we're touching in the dark, can you feel it?
I can hear the pounding of my heart, can you feel it?
When you take my body to the stars, I believe it
Boy this love is supernatural, can you feel it?"

Coco Austin
Being married to Ice T hasn't stopped men from throwing themselves at Coco Austin left and right, even the dead ones. Austin shared a story about a "perverted" ghost that has chased her tail all the way from Albuquerque to Arizona.

"It’s true," she assured her interviewer. "During the day when you think of ghosts, you think of it being dark and foggy and misty outside but every time I saw or felt anything it was in the daytime and there was no fog out there."

Austin learned the hard way that ghosts' libidos don't stop when the fog rolls out. "I was watching TV, I was sitting on the couch at 11:00 AM and I was wearing a nightie and I felt my dress move up my leg. I looked down and got freaked out. I pushed it down, watched TV, felt it again and I could see it being pulled up. And then I felt a guy breathing in my ear.”

Austin was repulsed by the supernatural misogynist. The ghost wouldn't take no for an answer. But once Ice T came into the picture, the perverted spirit stopped showing up whenever she was in the tub or changing.

Natasha Blasick
Natasha Blasick, who oddly enough had a role in Paranormal Activity 2, shared a very graphic tale of her experience with supernatural sex.

"I was laying in bed and then I felt something enter the room and I couldn’t see anybody,” she said. “I could feel that somebody was touching me and the hands were pushing me against my will and I could feel the weight of the body on top of me. I couldn’t see anybody but I could feel the pressure, the energy, the warmth pushing in different directions.”

According to Natasha Blasick, ghost sex can get pretty rowdy. "You're feeling specifically where they are touching: they're touching my left breast, they're touching down there, they're touching something. You actually feel penetration often," she said.

Blasick then dropped the most important detail. She "enjoyed it." Blasick concluded her story reassuring her interviewer that the ghost sex was actually "really pleasurable."

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