Truth be told, it doesn't even have to be a dictator. As interesting as Vlad Dracula and King Henry the VIII were, sometimes the commoners that don't have a high number of page views on wikipedia are more interesting, specifically because they're less known.
So, here's your historical tidbit for the week: there once was a dictator--no commoner, this one--who liked to find more and interesting ways to kill people. He went so far as to build ginormous, six-foot frying pans to fry his enemies and traitors alive. Nowhere to lie, my friends! You can't make this crap up!
Don't get me wrong, he did other things too: cut people in half, beheading, public hangings, etc., but our buddy Vlad, along with countless others, already had those covered. The frying pan made this guy extra crispy--I mean special!
So, anyone who who he is? I'll give you a few more hints: Middle Ages, ruler, not Vlad Dracula.
Ok, so except for the last one those weren't very specific, but I can't tell you what country he was in 'cause that'd be like asking you which Hobbit I'm thinking of, and then telling you he was a loyal gardener. I mean, duh!
So anyway, I guess this is a mini-contest. Can anyone guess who this oh-so-jolly, fry-happy ruler was?