I do enjoy a lil Twilight, but Vlad the Impaler is wayyyyyyyy cooler! :)

The story (History) of Dracula. The only thing missing is a description of Bram Stoker, the first writer who researched European folklore and mythological stories of vampires to create a fictional story about them.

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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The tomb of Vlad the Impaler

Spark a Reaction -- D is for DRACULA. Was the character of Dracula really based on the real-life Vlad -- Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia who was a member of the House of Drăculești? Pictured here is the tomb of Vlad the Impaler.