Soulfikar

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Soulfikar was the personal executioner of Mahomet IV during the Ottoman Empire[1] and killed up to three people every day for five years - he killed at least 4,000 people and threw their bodies into the Bosphorus.[2] A horrific aspect of his "career" is that he never used any instruments of torture and death to do so: he personally strangled each and every victim to death with his bare hands.

As if this was not terrifying enough, if the condemned was a Grand Vizier, it was the custom for Ottoman executioners to race the victims across the royal gardens to the place of execution - if the Grand Vizier won, he would be banished instead of being executed[3]: yet Soufliker never lost a race and still had the strength to strangle every victim he beat at the race.