Dracula is one of the most colorful and controversial figures in the history of literature. Various stories have been written, some true, some less, about Vlad Țepeș’s strange life and customs. Although the rich imagination of the writers or the directors has distorted the true story of one of the most important rulers of the Romanian Country, some bizarre facts from the ruler’s life are real…
He served his guests with bread soaked in the blood of his enemies.
A manuscript from the fifteenth century is the living testimony of the bizarre behavior that Vlad Țepeș adopted when he had guests at the table. The last dish that was served to the guests was a bowl of blood drawn from the stalks, which were soaked pieces of bread. Dracula probably wanted to give an example to his guests.
Revenge of his father’s death killed hundreds of boyars.
When he was released from the Turkish prison and learned that the boyars were plotting to kill his father, Vlad Țepeș wanted revenge. Because he did not know exactly who was guilty of betraying his father, he organized a banquet. All the boyars and nobles who served his father were invited to the castle. After several days of the party, when the guests were resting in the rooms, Vlad Țepeș’s soldiers killed all the boyars with cold blood.
This practice was often used by Dracula during his reign to escape his enemies. He also in his castle, after which he killed them.
Dracula (“Dracula”) means “the son of the dragon”.
The name Dracula was not invented by Bram Stoker, but his father, Vlad II, was a member of a secret society, the Order of the Dragon. Vlad Țepeș took his name Dracula and he really liked to be called that.
In order to demonstrate the absolute power that Vlad Țepeș had, right in the center of Târgoviște a huge gold cup was installed. None of the 60,000 inhabitants, even though they lived in poor poverty, did not even have the courage to reach the gold cup. Whoever stole or violated the laws found his end being pulled in a huge spit.
Dracula killed over 100,000 people.
Historians believe that Vlad Țepeș, during his reign, killed over 100,000 people. They were imprisoned for various reasons, whether they stole or did not obey the laws of the time. When the Turkish army wanted to conquer the Romanian Country, more than 20,000 Turkish soldiers were captured and trapped, being buried in a field near the ruler’s castle.
The death of Vlad Țepeș.
Vlad was recognized as prince of Wallachia for the third time in 1475, but he enjoyed a very short period of reign. He was assassinated at the end of December 1476. His body was beheaded and the head sent to the sultan, who placed him in a sting, as evidence of the triumph over Vlad Țepeș. It was hypothesized that “Dracula” would have been buried at Snagov Monastery, on an island near Bucharest. Recent examinations have shown that Țepeș’s “tomb” from the monastery contains only a few bones of horse dating from the Neolithic and not the true remains of Mr. Wallach.
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