The real Dracula fact or fiction about Vlad the Impaler’s life

The real Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, left us many unknowns about his short life. Historical facts show us a picture with lots of black spots on it. People tried to replace them by more or less convenient suppositions.

Those mistakes come because people were bombed with lots of fictional stories and they simply don’t have a clue about the few historical data. Well, they are only few but their knowledge can give us a different image of Vlad’s character.

So, where do people fall into a trap because of those suppositions?

  • Is the real Dracula a vampire?
  • Where is his birthplace?
  • Who was the mother of Vlad Dracula?
  • Dracula’s wives and children?
  • What’s in Dracula name?
  • What was the religion of Vlad the Impaler and did he built a church?
  • There/where/what is Dracula’s castle?
  • Real Dracula’s crimes or Dracula’s real crimes?
  • How did Vlad Dracula die?
  • Where is the tomb of Vlad the Impaler?

 

The vampire myth

The vampire Dracula
Many people seriously ask themselves if he’s a vampire; if he can resurrect from death. Supposing the vampire myth is a reality, and knowing about Vlad the Impaler’s ego, do you think he can let alive anybody who believed and spread the Saxon stories? Lucky you!! Vlad Dracula died more than five centuries ago and Count Dracula, the vampire, is just a myth.

 

Sighisoara

Sighisoara, the house of Vlad Dracul
This is not a real trap. I just want to clarify something: the town where Vlad Dracula was suposedly born. Supposed? There are no notes about Vlad Dracula or his life before 1437 after his father become the ruler of Wallachia and his name was written for the first time in a princely charter.

Historians suppose he was born sometime between December 1430 and February 1431. But because there are notes that place Vlad (the father of Vlad the Impaler) in Vienna at the end of 1430 and in Sighisoara at the beginning of 1431 some scholars suggest the hypotheses that Vald could have been born in Vienna.

Tell me please if you can see a mother travelling with her few days newborn child, confronting the harsh winter from Hungarian Steppe. And think at the Dark Ages circumstances: the state of the roads and transportation. Brrrr! I certainly couldn’t. Could you? Wouldn’t you wait at least few months, until spring?

So, I’m pretty sure that Vlad was born in Sighisoara.

This beautiful medieval fortress, the only inhabited in Europe and part of world UNSESCO heritage will give you hundreds of other reasons (beside Dracula) to consider it for a visit.

 

The real Dracula’s mother

The identity of Vlad Dracula’s mother is another unknown of his life. Some scholars sustain that she was a Moldavian princess, niece or daughter of Moldavian prince Alexandru cel Bun (Alexander the Good). This variant is also sustained by the later very close relationship between Vlad the Impaler and Moldavia.

Other scholars tell she was a Transylvanian nobleman’s daughter. This variant is sustained by the fact that Vlad II (the father) lived his early years, until the day he became Wallachia’s ruler, in Hungary, in the circle of Transylvanian noblemen.

 

The real Dracula’s wives and children

It is known that Vlad Dracula had two marriages. The first was with a Wallachian noble woman after some scholars or a Targoviste merchant’s daughter after others. From this marriage he had a son, later prince of Wallachia known as Mihnea cel Rau.

The second marriage was a relative (sister according with some source or cousin after other) of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. She gave Vlad two sons.

Don’t miss

  • What’s in Dracula name?
  • What was the religion of Vlad the Impaler and did he built a church?
  • There/where/what is Dracula’s castle?
  • Real Dracula’s crimes or Dracula’s real crimes?
  • How did Vlad Dracula die?
  • Where is the tomb of Vlad the Impaler?

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