The despot Pol Pot was born on May 19,1925 in Prek Sbauv Cambodia as Saloth Sar. He received part of his education in France and soon led the Communist Khemer Rouge. They seized control of Cambodia in 1975 after leading the Khmer Rouge guerrillas for many years. After assuming power, he was responsible for the massacre of hundreds of thousands, and perhaps millions, of his countrymen. The slaughter was brought to a close when the Vietnamese entered the country and ousted him.