Vlad The Impaler Research Paper

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Vlad the Impaler and his connection to Count Dracula Many people believe that Count Dracula was just your ordinary fictional character. But according to many others, they believe that he was a real human who seemed to have the taste for human blood. “Who was this person?” you may ask. This person we speak of is none other than the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler, or as you may know it, Count Dracula. Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431. He was born in the Transylvanian city of Sighisoara. The same year that Vlad was born, his father was admitted into the “Order of Dragon”. “The order, founded in 1410 by Sigismund the Holy Roman emperor demanded the members to defend Christianity and resist the Ottoman Turks, who were Muslim.” ("The UnMuseum - Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler." The UnMuseum - Real Dracula: Vlad the…show more content…
He was famous for sticking, sharp stakes through his enemies bodies. He also supposedly ate bread dipped into their blood.”(Pipe, Jim. “The First Dracula.” Vampires. New York: Bearport Pub., 2007. Pg.18.Print.) He was also known for the chopping off lord’s leads, and killing women and their children. Although Vlad wasn't a real vampire like “Count Dracula”, he was extremely evil. Who would have known that many years later, his nickname would be used for one of the most famous vampire of all times. Even though Vlad and Count Dracula were the same person, the only real link between the two was from the novel by Bram Stoker, called “The Real Dracula”. “Dracula is a purely fictional creation, that Stocker named his infamous character after a real person, Vlad the Impaler. The morbid nickname is a testament to the Wallachian prince’s favorite way of dispensing with his enemies.” (Lallanila, Marc. “The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler.” Livescience.TechMediaNetwork, 2 Oct.2014.Web.21 April.2016) But other than them having the same name, the two didn't really have much of anything in

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