Vlad the Impaler

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Vlad III Dracula
Prince o Wallachie
Vlad Tepes 002.jpg
The Ambras Castle portrait o Vlad III, c. 1560, reputedly
a copy o an oreeginal made durin his lifetime.
Ring 1448; 1456–1462; 1476
Born 13 November 1431
Sighișoara, Transylvanie, Kinrick o Hungary
Dee'd December 1476(?) (agit 45)
Bucharest, Wallachie
Spouse Cnaejna o Bathory
Jusztina Szilagyi
Ilona Nelipic[1]
Hoose Hoose o Drăculești (branch o the Hoose o Basarab)
Faither Vlad II Dracul
Mither Cneajna o Moldavie

Vlad III, Prince o Wallachie (1431 – 1476), mair commonly kent as Vlad the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Ţepeș pronounced [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ] or simply as Dracula, wis a three-time Voivode o Wallachie, rulin mainly frae 1456 tae 1462.

Historically, Vlad is best kent for his resistance against the Ottoman Empire an its expansion an for the cruel punishments he imposed on his enemies.

Vlad III is believed tae hae inspired the association o his name tae that o the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The British Chronicles - David Hughes - Google Cărţi. Books.google.ro. Retrieved 2011-11-05.