History’s 10 Most Wicked People Of All Time
True evil is a tricky thing to define. Evil can manifest itself in different ways—by being blatant or covert, intentional or unintentional, and violent or nonviolent. In this list we’ll look at some of the more blatantly and outwardly evil people in history, whose thirst for death and destruction puts them in a category all of their own.
1. Vlad Dracula
There are relatively few people in history who enjoyed murder and overall chaos as much as the first man on this list. Known by most as being the primary inspiration for the famous Dracula stories that take his name, Vlad Dracula was most feared and detested for the way in which he would murder his unfortunate victims while ruling as the Prince of Wallachia between the years 1448 and 1476.
Those unlucky enough to face his wrath were likely to be impaled (his most preferred method of murder by far), which he somehow managed to make even more terrible than it already sounds. The victim would often have a horse attached to each of his legs, while a dull stake was slowly driven into his body from the power of the horses’ pull. On certain occasions the stake would make its way from the person’s rear through their mouth. Other times it was plunged through the abdomen—it really seemed to depend on Dracula’s deranged mood that particular day.
All evidence points to Dracula choosing his victims less by their insubordinate behavior and more by their inherent weaknesses. He had no patience for the sick, disabled, or poor, and would often trick these unfortunate souls into attending “parties” that were hosted purely to bring them to their deaths.
He was even known to boil children alive before forcing their parents to eat their cooked bodies.
And Dracula’s bloodlust wasn’t limited to humans. Animals who happened to find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time could also find themselves being impaled, decapitated or skinned by Dracula for absolutely no reason.
It is safe to say that the world is a better place without Vlad.