Who Killed the Most People in History?

We all know about the most notorious killers in history, but who killed the most people? Here’s a look at the top 10 deadliest people in history.

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In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the most prolific killers in history. These are people who have killed on a large scale, either through direct violence or through other means such as political repression or mass starvation. Some of these individuals are household names, while others are lesser known but no less deadly.

Genghis Khan

The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan (1162-1227) is notorious for having killed the largest number of people in history. His conquest of much of Eurasia in the early 13th century resulted in the death of an estimated 40 million people.

In addition to those killed in battle, many more died from the resulting famines and diseases. The total number of deaths caused by Genghis Khan and his armies is unknown, but it could be as high as 70 million. That would make him responsible for approximately 2% of all deaths in human history.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler killed as many as 11 million people during his reign of terror in Europe during World War II, according to estimates. His persecution of the Jews led to the Holocaust, and his invasion of Poland prompted Britain and France to declare war on Germany, leading to the eventual Allied victory.

Joseph Stalin

No one in history has killed more people than Joseph Stalin. In fact, Stalin killed more people than Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong combined.

Stalin was the ruler of the Soviet Union for over two decades, and during that time he oversaw a reign of terror that resulted in the death of millions of people. Estimates of how many people Stalin killed range from 20 million to 60 million, but it is likely that the true number is somewhere in the middle.

What made Stalin so ruthless? One factor was his belief in communism, which led him to believe that any oppositional force needed to be eliminated. Another factor was his paranoid personality, which led him to see enemies everywhere and to act accordingly. Whatever the reasons, there is no denying that Stalin was one of the most brutal dictators in history.

Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong, who is also known as Chairman Mao, was the founder of the People’s Republic of China. He was born on December 26, 1893, in Shaoshan village, Hunan province. As a young man, he studied at Beijing University and later founded the Communist Party of China. In 1949, he became the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and in October of that year he proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.

Mao Zedong is responsible for more deaths than any other person in history. Estimates of his death toll range from 40 million to 70 million people. He died on September 9, 1976, at the age of 82.


In conclusion, it is difficult to determine who killed the most people in history. There are a number of factors that make it difficult to estimate the number of people killed by an individual, including the reliability of historical records and the possibility of missing or underreported numbers. However, based on the available evidence, it is safe to say that Stalin, Hitler, and Mao were responsible for the deaths of millions of people and are likely the three individuals who killed the most people in history.

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