Throughout the history of this world, their has been many a man who has earned fame and recognition for their valor and virtue. However their have also been those who have earned notoriety for their wickedness and malevolence. Some of the deeds of these ‘monsters’ have been however, somewhat exaggerated by the fable that we call history. Nevertheless these men have committed some great atrocities in their time, which cannot be overlooked.
History recalls Hitler as the most evil and notorious man to have ever set foot on Earth. His extremely intense persecution of the Jewish community and his childish obsession of world domination have earned him immeasurable recognition. His name has turned into a metaphor for severeness and extreme harshness.
Genghis Khan was the founder and ruler of the Mongol Empire. He and his vast army thundered through Eurasia ravaging all that came in their path. History remembers him as psychotic killer, obsessed with power. The atrocities he committed were plainly inhuman. The history of his conquests is filled with tales of massacre, plunder and rapine.
Marcus Brutus Junius The Younger was a senator for the Roman Republic. He his famous for betraying and killing his best friend Julius Caesar. Hence, his name has become a metaphor for treachery and betrayal. Some believe the the word ‘brutal’ has been derived from his name because of the way he killed his best friend.
Judas also has a story similar to that of Brutus. He was a disciple of Jesus Christ who betrayed him to the hands of the conspirators for 30 pieces of silver.
Cain was the one of the two sons of Adam and Eve. He is famous for having committed the very first murder by killing his brother Abel out of jealousy. The story of his malevolence and wickedness has been narrated in the Koran, the Bible and the Torah.
Osama Bin Laden
This name is also quite recognizable in the world of villains. Osama was the leader of the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda which was behind many inhuman crimes of which the most memorable were the September 11 attacks and the July 7th bombings in London. This man is responsible for the killing of about 36000 innocent people.
Saddam Hussein was the President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. He committed many atrocities in his reign of terror, including the persecution of his Kurd subjects as well as the invasion and plundering of Kuwait. Hence, he has widely been condemned for the brutality of his dictatorship.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is the most famous serial killer in history. It was the way that he mutilated his victims’ corpses that earned him his name. However this man was never identified although many suspects were named including the famous barrister Montague John Druitt.
Vlad the Impaler
Vlad Tepes was the three-time Prince of Wallachia. He is famous for the inhuman cruelties he imposed during his reign. Hence he earned the title of ‘Vlad the Impaler’. His cruel actions made him the main inspiration for Bran Stroker’s fictional character Dracula.
Lee Harvey Oswald
The most recognizable face amongst those of assassins is this man’s. This is because this man was responsible for carrying out the most famous assassination in history, that of 35th US President John .F .Kennedy. However he was himself gunned down two days after the assassination proving that it wasn’t a one-man job.
Author Mohibullah Hussaini