Idi Amin

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: military dictator who ruled the African country of Uganda from 1971 to 1979 whose reign was characterized as "a reign of terror laced with buffoonery", who is said to have murdered up to 500,000 of his real and imagined enemies, whose actions in business sent the country into economic chaos, who called Hitler a hero and who named himself Dada or "Big Daddy" and declared himself "president for life", but who was overthrown by the Tanzanian troops in 1979 only to be exiled into a life of luxury in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: January 1, 1923

 

Died: August 15, 2003

 

Location: Jiddah, Saudi Arabia