Vlad the Impaler

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Vlad the Impaler
Legend
and
true
history
Family and origins
Vlad Draculea
(Tepeş)
was born in
Sighisoara,a
medieval
city in
Transilvania
The Origin of surname „Drăculea“ and his
nickname „Ţepeş“(the Impaler)

His father, Vlad the II-nd Dracul, joined the
Dragon Order,something similar to the Malta
Chivalry ,and his son Vlad the III-rd prefered to
sign the documents with this surname.

He gained the
name Vlad
Tepes (Vlad the
Impaler)
because his
favourite
method of
punishing his
enemies,
impaling on a
wooden stake.
Vlad the Ruler
Vlad III ruled
Wallachia three times
in the XV-th century.
 Vlad was known
beyond Wallachia's
borders as a feared
fighter against the
Turks and a ruthless
ruler.

Vlad Tepes
Castles
Real facts

He is seen by
Romanians as a
national hero,
credited by historians
as a key figure in the
evolution of the
country's
independence from
The Turkish Empire.
Images abroad
He is seen in a leaque
with the Devil by the
Saxons, Turkish and
Germans in the 1516th century,
 He is seen cruel but
just by the Russians.

The end of true story…

He was asasinated in
december 1476. His
body was beheaded
and the head was
sent to the Sultan,
who put it in a pole.
It is thought that
„Drăculea“ would be
buried at Snagov
Monastery …
The following legends

He sparked the
imagination of
Bram Stroker. He
was bloodthirsty,
but he was not a
vampire .
Well respected
historians tried
to reveal the
links between
myth and
reality…
…we don’t know
how
successfully
they were…
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