Informative Essay On Vlad The Impaler

1120 Words5 Pages
One of the most iconic figures of fictional monsters and myths is Dracula. Dracula is one of the most notable and memorable figures in the spirit of Halloween. This begs the question; Why is Dracula so well known in the idea of ghouls and goblins? To answer this we must not only look into the past to find out who Dracula was, we also have to look into how the story came to be and what made him so legendary. Vlad the Impaler, the original dracula, used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe

Background Information:
Dracula is originally known throughout history as “Vlad the Impaler”. Vlad is one of medieval history's most iconic and controversial figures because he used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe. “Vlad the Impaler”, originally born as Vlad Tepes, was born in late December of 1431 in Sigismund, Romania. His father Vlad Dracul, was a military governor appointed by the emperor of Sigismund. In the ongoing battle to preserve the idea and interests of Catholicism, Vlad Dracul was inducted into the “Order of the Dragon”. This was a semi-military religious society. Their goal; to ensure the wellness and prosperity of Catholicism and to fight of the constant threat of the Turks. It is important to note
…show more content…
Vlad has been able to withstand the test of time. Instead of being forgotten in the past, he has lived through the myth of Count Dracula. Every year, around the fall months, his legend resurrects again. Vlad the Impaler is one of history's most controversial and iconic figures because he used ruthless and contentious methods to build and expand his empire in 15th century Europe, as well as being the birth of a classic halloween figure that we have all come to know and
Open Document