Adolf Hitler resides among the world's most hated villains and was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. He was the center of Nazi Germany, the reason for WWII, and the instigator of the Holocaust.
He was a decorated veteran of WWI and joined the German Worker's Party in 1919. He became the leader of the NSDAP in 1921 and in 1923 he tried to overthrow the government in Munich. This unsuccessful coup caused in Hitler's imprisonment where he wrote his memoirs Mein Kampf (My Struggle). When he was released, Hitler attacked the Treaty of Versailles, promoted Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism and anti-communism. He was appointed chancellor in 1933 and transformed Germany in the Third Reich or a single party dictatorship based on totalitarian and Nazism principles.
Hitler strived to establish a New Order of complete Nazi German domination for the entire continent of Europe. His foreign and domestic policies were directed to find living space for the German people. His invasion of Poland in September 1939 resulted in the outbreak of WWII and German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. In 1943 Hitler was forced to take the defensive posture and suffered mounting defeats. For the duration of the Battle of Berlin in 1945 Hitler tried to stay safe. He finally married Eva Braun and on April 30, 1945; the two committed suicide and their bodies were burned.
Hitler is directly responsible for the deaths of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other races whom he deemed racially inferior. Hitler had no formal education or career, but what he did have was charisma. He was able to convince Japan and Italy to become allies.
He was somewhat sickly and took at least ninety different medications for lingering stomach problems and other disorders. Hitler suffered ruptured eardrums and over two hundred wood fragments had to be removed from his legs due to a July 1944 assassination attempt. It is also rumored that Hitler suffered from Parkinson's disease and was being treated.
Hitler was the master of propaganda and appeared in Victory of Faith, Triumph of the Will, Day of Freedom: Out Armed Forces and Olympia (1938).