The worst Child Rulers in History
If you thought some of the spoilt and pampered Kids on Mtv's Super sweet 16 were bad, behold some of the worst child rulers in history,some of their atrocities make some dictators seem like angels.
1.Haitian President Baby Doc (1971 to 1986) —He was 19years old when he was declared the President of Haiti,his father ensured this by fiddling with the constitution making certain amendments ensuring that he was not just a President but one for life.Although he ruled for 15 years,those years were terrible for Haitians as he lived a lavish lifestyle funded by exporting Cadavers (dead bodies) and blood plasma to the United States (when a country is that impoverished numbers of dead bodies become overwhelmingly high) He also appropriated into family coffers the Aid that came in for Haiti's reconstruction.
In 1979 President Baby Doc in a Bizzare ritual married his mother in voodoo ceremony to renew a pact she had made with the devil years ago.During an addittional marriage to a childhood sweetheart he was reported to have spent about $3million dollars while Haitians were starving.The whole family were eventually driven out and forced to flee Haiti.
2. The Child Emperor of Rome (218 to 222) Elagabalus was a child priest and served as high priest to the god Elegabal in the Syrian town of Emesa (name of the town sounds like a yoruba word) before he was installed as the king at the age of 14 years old.During his reign he was recorded to have made human sacrifices routinely to the god Elegabal.Perhaps thinking he was being Magnanimous and Kind like most average 14 year olds he also erected a tower for the benefit of those who wanted to commit suicide.I am sure the people of Rome did not shed tears when he died hopefully using his tower.
3. Murad IV of the Ottoman Empire (1623 to 1640 ) Murad IV was the son of previous Sultan Ahmed the 1st from his favourite concubine Kosem Valide one of the most powerful women in the Ottoman Empire.Murad IV rose to power between the age of 11 and 14 years hence was heavily influenced by his all powerful mother (reminds one of King Jofrey?) His "laudable achievements" include the killing of his siblings in cold blood.As if that was not bad enough he banned coffee drinking as well as smoking (2 joys second only to sex) those who defied this absurdly draconian order were impaled or hanged (imagine being hanged for a cup of capuchino or latte sigh)He was recorded to have drowned a group of women for singing and killed a court musician for singing a Persian song(imagine what he will do for singing a beiber song)