Third President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He was a military dictator whose rule was characterised by human rights abuses, political repression, and ethnic persecution.
His regime killed approximately 100,000 to 500,000 people.
For his portrayal of him in the film The Last King of Scotland Forest Whitaker won the Academy Award for Best Actor
He was from a poor rural one-parent family and went into the British colonial army with nothing more than a fourth grade education.
He married at least five women as a polygamist; he married his first two wives in 1966.