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The Most Evil Dictators That Existed 

Demon_Boy
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List Rules No fictional people, only dictators that existed in real life

This is a list of the most evil dictators that ever existed !! Feel free to add any, I might probably have forgotten a few. Give positive votes to the dictators you believe to be truly evil.
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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 75 (1878-1953)

Birthplace: Gori, Georgia

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6] 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from ...more
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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945)

Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria

Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] (listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP). He ...more
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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

Birthplace: China, Shaoshan, Eurasia

Mao Zedong (; December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), also known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China (PRC), ...more
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Pol Pot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 73 (1925-1998)

Birthplace: Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia

Pol Pot (born Saloth Sâr; 19 May 1925 – 15 April 1998) was a Cambodian politician who led Cambodia as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea between 1976 to 1979. Ideologically a ...more
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Idi Amin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
mwahahahaha added Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda

Idi Amin Dada Oumee (; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Popularly known as the "Butcher of Uganda," he ...more
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Kim Jong-il is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: Vyatskoye, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia

Kim Jong-il (officially transcribed Kim Jong Il; Korean: 김정일; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzɔŋ.il]; 16 February 1941 or 1942 – 17 December 2011) was the second leader of North Korea. He ruled ...more
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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Age: 95

Birthplace: Zvimba District

Robert Gabriel Mugabe (; Shona: [muɡaɓe]; born 21 February 1924) is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President ...more
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Kim Jong-un is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Age: 36

Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

Kim Jong-un (officially transcribed Kim Jong Un; Korean: 김정은; Korean pronunciation: [kim.dzɔŋ.ɯn]; born 8 January 1983 or 1984) is a North Korean politician. He is currently the incumbent ...more
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Kim Il-sung is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

Birthplace: Pyongyang, Pyongan, North Korea

Kim Il-sung (officially transcribed Kim Il Sung; English pronunciation: ; Korean: 김일성; Korean pronunciation: [kimils͈ʌŋ]; born Kim Sŏng-ju (김성주); 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the first ...more
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Saddam Hussein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 69 (1937-2006)

Birthplace: Al-Awja, Iraq

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (; Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 ...more
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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Age: 92

Birthplace: Birán, Cuba

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August 1926 – 25 November 2016) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the ...more
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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
fannon added Age: Died at 54 (1870-1924)

Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of ...more
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Ivan the Terrible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
owenmcfetridge added Dec. at 54 (1530-1584)

Birthplace: Kolomenskoye, Russia

Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28 March [O.S. 18 March] 1584), commonly known as Ivan the Terrible (Russian: Ива́н Гро́зный​ , Ivan ...more
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Leopold II of Belgium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 74 (1835-1909)

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Leopold II (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was King of the Belgians from 1865 to 1909. Born in Brussels as the second but eldest surviving son of Leopold I and Louise of Orléans, he ...more
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Benito Mussolini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Predappio, Italy

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (, also US: , Italian: [beˈniːto mussoˈliːni]; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Italy from the fascists' takeover of state ...more
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Nero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 31 (37-68)

Birthplace: Anzio, Italy

Nero (; Latin: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 15 December 37 – 9 June 68 AD) was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius and ...more
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Genghis Khan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
owenmcfetridge added

Birthplace: Delüün Boldog

Genghis Khan (born Temüjin, c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He ...more
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Caligula is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Dec. at 29 (12-41)

Birthplace: Anzio, Italy

Caligula (; Latin: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 31 August 12 – 24 January 41 AD) was Roman emperor from 37 to 41 AD. The son of the popular Roman general Germanicus and Augustus's ...more
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Charles Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Age: 71

Birthplace: Arthington, Liberia, Liberia

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a Liberian war criminal and former politician who served as the 22nd President of Liberia from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 ...more
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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 64 (1884-1948)

Birthplace: Kōjimachi, Tokyo

Hideki Tojo (Kyūjitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機; Tōjō Hideki ; 30 December 1884 – 23 December 1948) was a Japanese politician and general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) who concurrently ...more
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François Duvalier... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 64 (1907-1971)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Papa Doc François Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swa dyvalje]; 14 April 1907 – 21 April 1971), also known as Papa Doc (Daddy Doc), was the President of Haiti from 1957 to 1971. He was ...more
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Jean-Claude Duvalier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Baby Doc Jean-Claude Duvalier (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃klod dyvalje]), nicknamed "Baby Doc" (Haitian Creole: Bebe Dòk; 3 July 1951 – 4 October 2014), was a Haitian politician who was ...more
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Mobutu Sese Seko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
Dec. at 67 (1930-1997)

Birthplace: Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (; born Joseph-Désiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997) was a Congolese politician and military officer who was the military ...more
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Omar al-Bashir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
sebbzor added Age: 75

Birthplace: Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير‎, pronounced [ba'ʃiːr]; born 29 February 1944) is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 to 2019 ...more
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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Evil Dictators That Existed
razemaze added Dec. at 55 (1943-1998)

Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria

Sani Abacha (pronunciation ; 20 September 1943 – 8 June 1998) was a Nigerian Army officer and dictator who served as the de facto President of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. He is ...more