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  • Vlad Dracula
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    Vlad Dracula was a fifteenth century prince who has been the subject of many horror stories. There is much debate whether Vlad Dracula was a just prince or a crazed tyrant. Entanglement of fact and legend has portrayed him as both a national hero and the prince of darkness. Wallachian Politics In order to understand the life of Vlad Dracula, it is first necessary to understand something about the nature of Wallachian society and politics. A Transylvanian named Rudolph the Black founded Wallachia...
  • Vlad Tepes Dracula
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    Just who was this peculiar Vlad Tepes Dracula An explorer of the further realms of experience, a demon to some and Angel to others. Nevertheless he was the fifteenth century ruler of Romania. Bram Stoker based his Dracula novel on Vlad Tepes. His real history is perhaps more interesting than any vampire story. Vlad was born in 1431 in the town of Sighisoara. He was the second son of the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Dracul. Dracul, his father was the ruler of a country called Wallachia. He was also ...
  • Dracula And Prince Stephen Bathory Of Transylvania
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    Many people know of Dracula from the movie or novel of Bram Stokers Dracula, and are aware that there is was a true historical Dracula. Bram Stoker penned his immortal classic, "Dracula", he based his vampire villain on a Romanian historical figure. Stoker's model was Vlad Dracula (Tepes - The Impaler), a fifteenth century viovode of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia (Tara Romane asca) is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the East by...
  • Vlad Dracula's Own Brother
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    Vlad the Impaler, a. k. a. Vlad, Dracula, Drakulya, or Tepes, was born in late 1431, in the citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvania, the son of Vlad II or Dracul, a military governor, appointed by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. Vlad Dracul was also a knight in the Order of the Dragon, a secret fraternity created in 1387 by the Emperor, sworn to uphold Christianity and defend the empire against the Islamic Turks. Transylvania, along with Moldavia, and Wallachia, are now joined together as Romania. The...
  • Character Analysis Count Vlad Dracula The Man
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    Character Analysis - Count Vlad Dracula The man known as "Dracula" was Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) - a king in one of the historical parts of Romania. Born in 1431 in Sighasoara, Transylvania, Tepes grew up in a Germanic, and later Turkish atmosphere (as a prisoner from 1444 to 1448), became a tyrannical ruler that was feared throughout the lands, then died in 1476 in a fight defending his country. Based off of the motion picture "Bram Stoker's Dracula", Count Vlad denounced God after the death of ...
  • Similarity Of Vlad Tepes And Dracula
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula: Anti-Christian 1.) There are many ways that Bram Stoker's Dracula can be considered Anti-Christian by showing of Anti-Christian values and perversions of the Christian religion. In chapter one as Jonathan Harker is traveling to Castle Dracula his met by several people. When he meets these people and tells them where he is going they cross themselves along with doing several other. One of the women he meets gives him a crucifix to protect him on his journey. This crucifix p...
  • Prince Vlad Dracula
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    Yes, there was a real Dracula, and he was a true prince of darkness. He was Prince Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes, meaning 'Vlad the Impaler. ' The Turks called him Kazi glu Bey, or 'the Impaler Prince. ' He was the prince of Walachia, but, as legend suggests, he was born in Transylvania, which at that time was ruled by Hungary. Walachia was founded in 1290 by a Transylvanian named Radu Negro, or Rudolph the Black. It was dominated by Hungary until 1330, when it became independent. The f...

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