Bram Stoker’s version of Dracula stands for one of the most horrifying monsters in literature. This version is an example of a “conventional vampire” – brooding, elegant, and with a thirst for human blood. Despite his insatiable thirst for human blood, he is no match to his real-life namesake: Vlad ii, or Vlad the Impaler. Here are 15 things you might now know about the Prince of Wallachia:
1. The Real Historical Dracula Was Vlad III
Vlad III — also known as Vlad the Impaler — was a historical figure. Vlad was born in Sighisoara, Transylvania, in 1431. He was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans.