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Vlad the Impaler (Vlad III, Vlad Tepes; Count Dracula)

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Born: 1431? AD
Died: 1476? AD.

Nationality: Romanian
Categories: Prince

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Transylvanian prince of Wallachia.

 

1431 - Born in the city of Sighișoara in Transylvania, during the winter.

 

1447 -  Vlad's father was assassinated in the marshes near Bălteni.

 

1448 - Became the Prince (voivode) of Wallachia, a former polity which is now part of Romania.

 

1451 - Fled to Moldavia and was put under the protection of his uncle, Bogdan II.

 

1475 - Vlad and voivode Stephen Báthory of Transylvania invaded Wallachia with a mixed force of Transylvanians.

 

Probable source of Dracula vampire legend.

 

 

 


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