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List of famous male dictators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male dictators list contains the most prominent and top males known for being dictators. There are thousand of males working as dictators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic dictators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a dictator then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Raúl Alberto Lastiri and Omar al-Bashir.

While this isn't a list of all male dictators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male dictators?" and "Who are the best male dictators?"
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Dictators
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Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As effective dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler was at the centre of World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust. Hitler ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1889-1945)

Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria

Profession: Politician, Soldier, Writer, Artist

Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War

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#25 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#16 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#62 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#49 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Dictators
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Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Stalin was appointed general secretary of the party's Central Committee in 1922. He ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1878-1953)

Birthplace: Gori, Georgia

Profession: Politician, Soldier

Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War

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#77 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#63 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#44 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#4 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Dictators
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Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1893-1976)

Birthplace: Shaoshan, China

Profession: Librarian, Politician

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#71 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#67 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

#13 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

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Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Dictators
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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Predappio, Italy

Profession: Politician, Journalist, Writer

Credits: Hundred Days

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