Vlad the Impaler, in full Vlad III Dracula or Romanian Vlad III Drăculea, also called Vlad III or Romanian Vlad Țepeș, (born 1431, Sighișoara, Transylvania [now in Romania]—died 1476, north of present-day Bucharest, Romania), voivode (military governor, or prince) of Walachia (1448; 1456–1462; 1476) whose cruel methods ...
Does Count Dracula have a first name?
In Bram Stokers Dracula, Count Draculas first name is never revealed. Even in his correspondence with Jonathan Harker, Dracula never uses a first...
What is Count Draculas middle name?
Vlad Tepes We all have an idea of who or what the Count is. However, on the other hand, Vlad Tepes (Dracula), the historical figure who inspired Bram Stokers novel, is definitely less well-known. Vlad Tepes was born in December 1431 in the fortress of Sighisoara, Romania.
Why do they call him Count Dracula?
Order of the Dragon The name came from the old Romanian word for dragon, drac. His son, Vlad III, would later be known as the son of Dracul or, in old Romanian, Drăculea, hence Dracula. In modern Romanian, the word drac refers to another feared creature — the devil, Curta said.
Who killed Count Dracula in real life?
Nor were these people enough; he became even more evil and gathered 300 boys from Brașov and Țara Bârsei that he found in Wallachia. Of these he impaled some and burned others. Dan III broke into Wallachia, but Vlad defeated and executed him before 22 April 1460.