Top 7 Cruelest Dictators of All Time

History has been riddled with amazing and wonderful leaders, but bad ones seem to carry the narrative more often than not. Some dictators were loved by their subjects at the time of their reign, while others were despised until their mysterious deaths. This list will highlight the Top 7 Cruelest Dictators To Rule Their People.

6Shaka Zulu of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


This African dictator is renowned for uniting the Nguini people of Africa to become one of the most powerful kingdoms of its time. However when his mother passed something within him snapped, as he demanded the execution of any citizen who wasn’t overcome with grief. He also banned production of crops for a full year which weakened the kingdom he united.