Dracula is the legendary king of the vampires.
on countless cinema screens by
Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman and many others.
inspiration was a real historical figure.
known as ‘the Impaler’ or ‘Dracula’ (son of Dracul) was
of Wallachia (in modern Romania) three times in the 15th Century.
of Vlad ?epe? was Vlad Dracul (Vlad II).
Dracul means Dragon (and also devil)
been given to him because he was
wearing a bright armor with a dragon on it,
belonging to a special
Order for bravery against Muslims.
Order had been created in 1408 to honor and thank the bravest Christians
fighting on Muslim lines.
was on the border between the christian Europe
Muslim world (Turkey).
had been sent to Hungary and Germany by his father Mircea for his education.
to Florescu and Raymond McNally's book
A price of many faces) Vlad Dracul
was a bastered
son of Prince Mircea and unknown mother.
Mircea ruled from 1386 to his death in 1418.
also known as Vlad II,
around 1390. As a heir,
claimed and won the throne in 1431,
apparently the only living man who could prove
to the crown at this time.
until 1442 then from 1443 to his death in 1447.
three sons with a Moldovan princess:
(bornt in 1430 or 1431, died at his side in 1447,
alive by the Hungarians),
III, Vlad Draculea, later Vlad ?epe?,
1431) and Radu (bornt 1438 or 1439,
syphillis in 1500.
a rival of his brother Vlad for the throne,
quite loyal to the sultin and ruled from 1462 to 1475).
left Sighi?oara to Valachia when
was young, and became voivode of Valachia.
was bornt in November or December 1431,
town Sighi?oara in Transylvania where his house still stands.
means Vlad, son of Dracul,
Son of the Devil as we can find in some articles.
where this Dracula word comes from.
Draculea had a nasty adventure when his father left him as a security hostage
to the Ottomans to proove his good faith.
had the opportunity of winning a war
his muslim dead enemies (turks) on pals.
way of dying was not acceptable by their religion,
they where horrified by the forest of pals they met...
up with frihtened them so much that he could win the war.
him then the name Vlad ?epe?
still used nowodays: it means Vlad The Impaler.
suited him, because Vlad ?epe? had decided to reign by fear.
think that he could have been inspired
abominations which occured thousands of years earlier.
were the Barbarians who first settled in
(1st century B.C.);
real barbarians as they used to commit savage actions.
they used to sacrify young virgins
once a year to communicate with the god of the deads
like a Cthulhu story but seems true.