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Real Historical Villains

History
5.9k votersThe Most Drastic Falls From Grace Throughout HistoryCelebrities, politicians, royalty: we love learning about their lives, and sometimes we place them on a pedestal. But that only ma...
Feminism
1.1m viewsThe Women Behind the Worst Men in HistoryThere's an old saying that goes: "Behind every great man, there's an even better woman." This statement, however, also rings true ...
History
1.5m viewsWhat Actually Happened To The Offspring Of History’s Most Nefarious FiguresWhat ever happened to the children of the most evil men in history? Some of their stories may surprise you. While we all learn abo...
Villains
1.5k votersCold-Blooded Movie Villains You Didn't Realize Were RealThere are plenty of great and terrifying fictional villains, but nothing is scarier than movie villains who actually existed. Imag...
Explainer
325.4k viewsThe 12 Most Notorious Executioners In HistoryWhen state-sanctioned slaughter was big business, networks of professional executioners made a decent living through the ending of...
History
1.4m views16 Facts About Adolf Hitler That Made Us Say 'Really?'Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied and written-about figures in history, but that doesn't mean new facts aren't constantly be...
World History
48.7k views13 Horrible Realities Of Cambodian Life Under Pol Pot And The Khmer RougeOn April 17, 1975, forces of the Khmer Rouge, headed by Pol Pot, triumphantly entered Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Although his c...
Politics
303 votersThe Greatest Actor Portrayals Of The Worst People In HistoryThe actors who played history's worst villains are an incredible bunch. Some, like Joaquin Phoenix and Robert Duvall, are huge sta...
Torture
3.6m views19 Facts About Madame LaLaurie, Socialite, Slave Torturer, & Serial KillerMadame LaLaurie holds a special place in the mythology of the South, and New Orleans in particular. If there ever was a house that...
Historical Facts
1.7m views16 Strange Facts About Henry VIII You Definitely Didn't Learn in History ClassHenry VIII might be famous for killing two of his wives, but there was a lot more to the life of this early modern monarch than ma...
Historical Photos
1.3m viewsPhotos Of Horrible People From History Being Their Horrible SelvesWhile certain evil entities like vampires cannot be photographed, human monsters can be captured in their full, foul, inglorious s...
World Leaders
16.7k voters15 Infuriating Photos of History's Most Evil People Having The Best Time EverIt would serve to reason that if you're a champion at creating a bad time, you'd be familiar with its polar opposite, the good tim...
History
331.3k viewsThings You Didn't Know About Genghis KhanGenghis Khan remains one of the most feared and respected conquerors of all time. His biography is shrouded in mystery and contrad...
Historical Figures
357.3k votersThe All-Time Worst People in HistoryThe absolute worst people in history, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Who are the worst people in history? This list includes m...
Politics
164.1k viewsThe Cruelest Rulers In History (Who Weren't Hitler)When we think of the evilest rulers in history, names like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Benito Mussolini rush to mind. But it'...
People Trivia
96.3k views11 Jaw-Dropping Crimes Against Humanity Committed By Uganda's Worst DictatorYou don’t get a nickname like the Butcher of Uganda without unleashing some serious horrors on mankind, and the atrocities committ...
Photography
40.2k viewsPhotos Of History's Most Notorious Figures Enjoying Family LifeDictators, madmen, terrorists - most have toppled nations and killed many people, caused inexplicable horror, and destroyed countl...
World History
82.2k views11 Reasons Why Hernán Cortés Is One Of The Most Controversial And Ruthless People In HistoryHistory brims with oppressive, self-serving, and indifferent people. Hernán Cortés, the notorious Spanish conquistador, was one of...
Criminals
213.2k views11 Famous Bandits Who Put Bonnie and Clyde to ShameThere is something inherently fascinating about famous bandits in history. Maybe it's the larger-than-life personalities of the pe...
Politics
72.2k viewsSuper Scary Things You Don't Know About African Cult Leader Credonia MwerindeWho is Credonia Mwerinde? Most people have never even heard her name. There are barely any photos of her to be found on the Intern...