What ever happened to the children of the most evil men in history? Some of their stories may surprise you. While we all learn about history's worst villains in school, it's rare that we hear anything about their descendants. Some of the offspring of these hated men have followed in their famous fathers' footsteps to become brutal leaders and dictators, undoubtedly making their parents proud.
Yet, there are also the tales of children who do whatever they can to separate themselves from their nefarious relatives. Some of these people go into hiding and deny the very existence of the men who fathered them, living tough lives while trying to escape their inherited past.
And while some of the world's worst villains may no longer be alive, in many cases their bloodlines are. Their children are vital and well, mingling often unnoticed among the rest of the population. Check out what the descendants of historical villains such as Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, and Mao Zedong are doing now.
Bettina Goering Sterilized Herself So As To Not "Create Another Monster"Photo: Hoffmann Heinrich / Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Pol Pot’s Daughter, Sar Patchata, Leads A Normal LifePhoto: Romanian Communism Online Photo Collection / Wikimedia Commons/Fair use
- Photo: Iraqi TV / Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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