I do enjoy a lil Twilight, but Vlad the Impaler is wayyyyyyyy cooler! :)

The story (History) of Dracula. The only thing missing is a description of Bram Stoker, the first writer who researched European folklore and mythological stories of vampires to create a fictional story about them.

Vlad the Impaler. 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, using his patronymic , as (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) 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. Vlad's nickname of Țepeș (" Impaler ")…

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The tomb of Vlad the Impaler

Spark a Reaction -- D is for DRACULA. Was the character of Dracula really based on the real-life Vlad -- Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia who was a member of the House of Drăculești? Pictured here is the tomb of Vlad the Impaler.

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Ottoman Army led by Sultan Mehmed II ”the Conqueror” vs. Wallachian (Romanian) troops led by the feared Voivod Vlad ”the Impaler„, also known as Dracula (in fact, the Turkish called him ”Dracula Oglu„ - ”Son of the Dragon/ Devil”)

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Vlad the Impaler(Dracula) and Elizabeth Bathory. Both had a blood fetish and were married. Knowing this and seeing this picture made me laugh so hard that I started to cry.

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Turkish archaeologists say they have discovered dungeons that once held Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Vlad the Impaler, 1431-1476 Romania

Image source: Joystiq Deadliest Warrior: Legends Quick Facts: Vlad the Impaler ruled the Transylvanian princedom of Wallachia during the time that the Ottoman Empire was .

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