Top 10 Insane Historical Figures

We here at Cracked love insanity with a deep and slightly sticky passion. You think history is boring as hell? Maybe you should meet these guys ....

My photoshopping is like this guy's life. FAIL!

Just The Facts

  1. Many of history's biggest characters were batshit insane.
  2. Insanity is all relative.
  3. You really don't want this lot as relatives.

Caligula

Come on - the porno is all you know about this guy

The Roman people were always considered slightly obsessive, managing to turn a bunch of refugees into the masters of the known world. The ones who lead were understandibly more obsessed, more focussed and more unstable. Nero may be the most famous of the insane Emperors - but he was only trying to play catch up to his dear, dear cousin Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus.

Where shall we begin?

With his rumoured killing of his father? Nah - too Farked

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Vlad Tepes

Nostradamus?

Ivan the Terrible

Teller

Henry the eighth

Jim Jones

"Elizabeth Bathory"
wiki says: possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess" and as the "Bloody Lady of Cachtice"

Princess Alexandra of Bavaria- Thought she had swallowed a glass piano

Havelock Ellis - the great sex researcher was a virgin until 60, when he discovered he was turned on by women urinating