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The first appearance of the name Dracula, was the prince of Wallachia, Vlad II also known as Dracul, or The Dragon. He reigned twice in his lifetime, from 1436, to 1442, and from 1443 to 1447 when he was assassinated with his youngest son. He was known as one of the most notorious rulers all …

Vlad III reigned three times, in 1448, 1456-62, and in 1476. In the English-speaking modern world, Vlad III is known as Dracula, and is popular for his exceedingly cruel punishments to the opposing forces, or prisoners of war. However, in Romania, he is regarded as a prince with simply a deep sense of justice, a …

Vlad III is most widely known for being exceptionally cruel. Most allegations of this cruelty however, have been spread merely by word of mouth, and have been considerably garbled over the centuries. He was a successful ruler, much like his father, and ruled not twice over his land, but three times, –extending his rule even …

The Germans wrote about Dracula first, stories to instill fear, mainly, because of how many Saxon pagans Vlad had impaled in his kingdom of Wallachia. Many of the stories, if not all, are based entirely on hearsay. One of the first manuscripts detailing his cruelty circulated in the late 15th century, most likely while Dracula …

In 1922, Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, was directed and released by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, as an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but, unable to attain the rights to the story, names and other details were changed. The vampire antagonist was Count Orlok instead. The man who acted as Dracula, later Count Orlock, was Max …


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