the most evil people in history

by alexholmes-77151 | created - 19 Apr 2018 | updated - 19 Apr 2018 | Public

1. Jeffrey Dahmer

Self | Dateline NBC

One of the nation's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer was born and raised in Bath Township, Ohio, a middle-class suburb of Akron. Much has been made of his childhood tendencies - including cases of cruelty to animals - but to outward appearances, at least, he seemed to be a normal child...

2. Ted Bundy

Self | Serious Serial Killers

Theodore Robert Bundy, more commonly known as "Ted", was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He confessed to 36 murders, but nobody really knows how many had been committed or when he began his legacy of horror; the true total could be higher. Ted was born to Eleanor Louise Cowell ...

3. Charles Manson

Soundtrack | The Manson Family

Charles Manson is one of the most notorious convicted murderers in American history, though ironically, there is no evidence that he ever killed anyone himself. In 1971, Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi used his "Helter Skelter" theory to successfully convict Manson and several of his female...

4. Adolf Hitler

Writer | War Comes to America

Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...

5. Joseph Stalin

Actor | Ostrov myortvykh

Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family ...

6. John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy was born in 1942 and grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. His father, John S. Gacy, Sr. (1900-1969), was an alcoholic and beat him frequently during his violent rages. As Gacy grew up, he began to develop a identity crisis - doubting his own masculinity. At ...

7. Osama bin Laden

Self | Knowledge is for Acting Upon: The Manhattan Raid

Osama bin Laden was the criminal mastermind behind Al-Qaida and the world's most sought-after terrorist since the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Libya, and then masterminding 9/11. He has released videos praising terrorist threats. Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, ...

8. Pol Pot

Self | The Most Evil Men and Women in History

Pol Pot was born on May 19, 1925 in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thum Province, Cambodia as Saloth Sar. He was married to Mea Son and Khieu Ponnary. He died on April 15, 1998 in Along Veng, Cambodia.

9. Heinrich Himmler

Self | Der Sieg des Glaubens

Born in 1900, Heinrich Himmler was the godson of a Bavarian prince and became an officer cadet during the First World War. Never actually seeing combat, Himmler was discharged at the war's end and went to a technical college, where he majored in agriculture. During the turbulent years of the 1920s ...



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