Next people that will be uncovered in this list, were cruel monsters known for such things like bathing in the blood, killing many innocent kids or for committing crimes against humanity during the war. They are known as black side from world history. Their murders represent the bigest shame for entire humanity.
Gilles de Rais (1404 – 1440) – Serial killer of children
Gilles de Rais was a famous Breton chevalier who fought in the French army together with Joan of Arc. Nevertheless, he is celebrated in history not for his prowess on the field of battle. His life came to an end after he confessed about the murder of at least eighty to two hundred children of peasants and servants. The true number of victims will never be found, but some scientists believe that over a seven year period he killed approximately six hundred children.
After des Rais retired, he admitted that he engaged in occultism and tried to summon demons, offering them as victims of their dead children. Searching for the children was easy, since peasant children often came to his castle to ask for food. Because children came from poor families, no one had an influence to accuse him of crimes when their children went away.
Once des Rais kidnapped children, he tortured, raped and killed them with a great pleasure. His preferred method of killing was beheaded, but he also liked to cut their throats and let out their necks. He acknowledged that one of his habits was sexual self-satisfaction of the bloody remains of his victims.
In 1440 des Rais made a fatal mistake. He raped the girl of a famous cleric. This fact resulted in a formal investigation and finally de Rais confessed in the murder of hundreds of children. He was executed by burning in 1440.
Maximilien de Robespierre (1758 – 1794) – Obsessed with guillotine
Maximilien de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, who was also one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution. Robespierre was a skilled orator, and captivated the audience with his speeches around the virtues of patriotism and morality. He sincerely wanted freedom and civil rights for the people of France. Unfortunately, as soon as he came to the power, he became a tyrant, who believed that the only way to achieve their democratic goals was to terrorize the masses with the threats of violence.
Maximilien Robespierre became obsessed with the French method of execution – the guillotine. During 10 months of Reign of Terror, Robespierre arranged mass executions of people who, in his opinion, did not defend the French Revolution.
Approximately 40.000 people were put to death or sentenced to life in prison, including such famous people like King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.
Ilse Koch ( 1906 – 1967) – Buchenwald witch
History Ilse Koch is just one of the chronicles of the horrors of the Holocaust. Ilse Koch was married to Charles Koch, one of the commanders of Adolf Hitler in the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Ilse Koch was living with her husband in Buchenwald, but instead of living a normal life of a typical commandant’s wife, she wholeheartedly joined the Nazi movement, becoming a matron camp (Aufseherin CC). Ilsa performed the work with zeal of a true sadist, often driving her horse through the camp and brutally beating prisoners (sometimes to death) for no reason. She liked to select prisoners randomly according to their color of skin. After that she killed the prisoners and used their skin for making unique items such as lampshades made of leather, book bindings and clothing.
In the end, Koch was arrested for their war crimes, and her husband was executed in 1945 in Munich.
Liu Pengli – One of the first serial killers
Liu Pengli was the Prince of Jidong and cousin of emperor. Pengli was equally arrogant and cruel. He loved to take a group of his corrupt relatives and slaves in the siege of the local villages, where they were raped, killed and took slaves as souvenirs. Pengli terrorized people for fun, stealing from them and killing their loved ones.
Jidong people lived in fear of their Prince. People were hiding in their homes and avoided to go out in the dark.
Pengli is guilty officially for the death of more than 200 people. In the end, the emperor found out about his crimes. Despite of this, he refused to execute his cousin. He stripped Pengli his royal titles, took his land and the state by making it simple citizen, and relegated him to the far corner of the state.