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Vlad the Impaler

Born: 1431 AD
Died: 1476 AD
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Transylvanian prince of Wallachia.

1431 – Born in the city of Sighiºoara in Transylvania, during the winter.

1447 –  Vlad’s father was assassinated in the marshes near Bãlteni.

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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