So I am really tired of hearing about Dracula when I go to a foreign country. Why? Well “Dracula” as people call him is nothing but a legend. Ever since Bram Stoker wrote the book about that this leader of the country Vlad Tepes- the actual Dracula became unknown. And it makes me sad because he has done a lot for the Romanian medieval state of Wallachia.
I remember my history teacher said that there once was a fountain made for the passers by. That fountain had a golden spill and bucket. No one even dared to take that away that is how cruel he was. People frightened him but he did good for the country. When he died those objects disappeared.
So now I am going to tell you a little about him. Just basics things you should know and with those you can correct the others. :)
Born in: november 1431 in Sighisoara.
Was married with: Cnaejna Bathory
Jusztina Szilagyi and Ilona Nelipic
Died in December 1476.
He was known for the fact that during his times every one who commited something from stealing to crime ended up being tortured. And he was always there to watch. He thought that they had to suffer back for what they did to those people. (the victims have been estimated to a number of 100.000 people)
Numerous film adaptations of Bram Stoker‘s novel Dracula and original works derived from it have incorporated Vlad the Impaler’s history into the fictional Count Dracula’s past, depicting them as the same person. These include, among others: the 1972–1979 comic book series The Tomb of Dracula from Marvel Comics, the 1973 film Dracula, starring Jack Palance, the 1979 BBC/Masterpiece Theater production Dracula, starring Louis Jordan, or in the 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, starring Gary Oldman as Dracula.
Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula, a television film released in 2000, tells the life story of Vlad the Impaler mostly accurately, but has a fictitious ending in which Vlad rises from the grave as an immortal with supernatural powers, implying he has now become the legendary vampire character. Vlad is portrayed in the film by German actor Rudolf Martin.
So there is no such thing as a blood drinking vampire. Yes indeed he was extremely cruel but also brave. He did stand up to the other surrounding states and protected the gate from the Ottoman empire to the rest of the Europe.
In conclusion the Dracula stories are just fiction. Quite silly considering what a personality and model Vlad Tepes was for Wallachia and for the Romania of today.
For more information go to the wikipedia page http://bit.ly/oJl0BD
Thanks for staying. :)