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Vlad the Impaler. Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab , also known, using his patronymic , as (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) Dracula . He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler ( Romanian : Vlad Țepeș , pronounced [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ] ), and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia , ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. Vlad's nickname of Țepeș (" Impaler ")…

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I do enjoy a lil Twilight, but Vlad the Impaler is wayyyyyyyy cooler! :)
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golgothan: Source. Tens of thousands of Ottoman soldiers were impaled by (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) Dracula. He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler

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Historians claim to have tracked down remains of Vlad the Impaler | Ancient Origins

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The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Poenari Castle in Romania is known to have belonged to Vlad the Impaler for part of its history.

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Prince Charles is related to Vlad the Impaler - WTF fun facts -

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