The History of The Real Dracula

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Vlad Dracula is one of the most popular figures in history but the Dracula that we think of today is much different from the man that was given the nickname, Vlad the Impaler. Author Bram Stoker published Dracula in 1897 as he was inspired by Vlad’s incredible story in Wallachian history. The real Dracula wasn't a vampire but he was a ruthless man that changed Wallachia and was able to stop the Ottomans from invading further into Europe. 

Dracula was seen as a hero and a monster when it came to his rule in Wallachia. Vlad is considered to be a national hero in Romania and shaped the country into what it is today. So if you are interested in learning more about the real Dracula than you should check out this article.