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.