3. Saddam Hussein, Iraq
Born in a village known as al-Auja in northern Iraq, Saddam went on to become a well known dictator in the world. He is remembered for being brutal and used all means to cling on to power.
He always ordered the mass killing of the Assyrians, Mandeans, Kurds, Shabaks and other ethnic groups who attempted to rebel against him. After an intense search from the US army, he was killed in 2006.