Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known by his patronymic name: Dracula. He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Țepeș pronounced [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ]), and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. His father, Vlad II Dracul, was a member of the Order of the Dragon, which was founded to protect Christianity in Eastern Europe. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero in Romania as well as other parts of Europe for his protection of the Romanian population both south and north of the Danube. A significant number of Romanian and Bulgarian common folk and remaining boyars (nobles) moved north of the Danube to Wallachia, recognized his leadership and settled there following his raids on the Ottomans.
As the cognomen 'The Impaler' suggests, his practice of impaling his enemies is part of his historical reputation. During his lifetime, his reputation for excessive cruelty spread abroad, to Germany and elsewhere in Europe. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula was inspired by Vlad's patronymic.

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The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler | Vampire Legend Vlad
Oct 31, 2013 ... ... man with an equally disturbing taste for blood: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia or — as he is better known — Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes).
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Vlad Drakula, Vlad III, Prince Vlad of Walachia (or Wallachia), Vlad the Impaler (Tepes, Tepesh or Tzepes); in Turkish, Kaziklu Bey ("the Impaling Prince").
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Vlad the Impaler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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10 Fascinating Facts About The Real Dracula - Listverse
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Dracula was born in 1431 in the Transylvanian city of Sighisoara
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VLAD TEPES - The Historical Dracula - Don Linke
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The 15th-century Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracula, was known for his fierce defense of his homeland against the Turks and for his brutality.
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Vlad III Dracula: the life and times of the historical Dracula
Vlad III Dracula: the life and times of the historical Dracula
Kurt W. Treptow, 2000
This book studies the life and times of this enigmatic figure of medieval history, providing the reader with a better understanding of his personality, as well as the times in which he lived.
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Thomas Streissguth, 1998
Dracula — Juvenile literature. 2. Horror tales, English — History and criticism — Juvenile literature. 3. Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 31-1476 or 7— Juvenile literature. 4. Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) — Juvenile literature. 5 .
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Bram Stoker, 2007
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 ? April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula.
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Though Dracula may seem like a singular creation, Stoker in fact drew inspiration from a real-life man with an equally disturbing taste for blood: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia or — as he is better known — Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes).
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Vlad Tepes The Impaler: VLAD TEPES ANECDOTES
Dracula was known throughout his land for his fierce insistence on honesty and order. Thieves seldom dared practice their trade within Dracula's domain they knew that the stake awaited any who were caught.
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Vlad Tepes The Impaler: VLAD TEPES ATROCITIES
More than anything else the historical Dracula is known for his inhuman cruelty. Impalement was Vlad III’s preferred method of torture and execution.
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Prince Vlad III - the Real Dracula - Vlad the Impaler
The 15th-century Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracula, was known for his fierce defense of his homeland against the Turks and for his brutality.
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Unusual Historicals: Villains: Prince Vlad III of Wallachia
By Lisa J. YardeVlad III of Wallachia Also known as Dracula (son of the Dragon or devil) and Vlad Tepes (the Impaler), the legendary life of this fifteenth century Wallachian prince is filled with accounts of his excessive cruelty.
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This is another in a series of posts about men from history who have either achieved great things in one form or another by pushing boundaries: either in themselves or in society or science or exploration of some form. Boundary pushing and growth is what men do, it's their nature: to grow and push outwards.
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The Mad Monarchist: Monarch Profile: Prince Vlad III of Wallachia
He was known, especially among the Ottoman Turks, as Vlad the Impaler though today he known mostly by the name he used himself. His father, Prince Vlad II, joined the Order of the Dragon and so became known as Vlad Dracul or “the dragon”.
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