Diseases and disorders of history's notorious despots
Common ailments afflicting infamous dictators
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Some might say that inflicting unhappiness on others is the result of suffering an equal amount of personal unhappiness. When examining the illnesses that affected some of history's most infamous despots, this argument seems quite reasonable. Many tyrants endured a range of illnesses, some curable, others fatal. And scholars today suggest that these afflictions may have contributed to their cruel reputations by intensifying their malice and irritability. However, it is important to note that illness does not excuse their villainous nature; it simply provides more context to their actions. So, how bad does it take to be barbaric?
Click through the gallery and find out.
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