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Vlad Tepes

Vlad the Impaler

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Most authorities believe the character of Dracula in Bram Stoker's novel was based upon the historical figure Vlad Tepes (pronounced tse-pesh), who intermittently ruled an area of the Balkans called Wallachia in the mid 15th century. He was also called by the names Vlad III, Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. The word Tepes stands for "impaler" and was so coined because of Vlad's propensity to punish victims by impaling them on stakes, then displaying them publicly to frighten his enemies and to warn would-be transgressors of his strict moral code. He is credited with killing between 40,000 to 100,000 people in this fashion.


This Communitie is all things and info on Vlad Tepes.
You can also find other sites about him here:
http://members.aol.com/johnfranc/drac05.htm
And
http://www.pitt.edu/~slavic/courses/vampires/images/vlad/vlad.html

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