The Real Dracula
The world's most famous vampire has been "undead" for over a century. The famous novel Dracula, written by Irish author Bram Stoker, was a mixture of reality, superstition, fearful fantasies and history. Stoker's role model for the novel was an actual Romanian Prince born in the 15th century: Vlad Tepes or "Vlad the Impaler," so named because of his favorite method of executing his enemies - the horrific medieval torture known as "impaling." And so "Vlad the Impaler" and the Transylvania vampire Count Dracula, became forevermore, one and the same.
by Adela Sescu
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THE REAL DRACULA ventures into the mists of history to chronicle the exploits of the 15th century prince known as Vlad the Impaler. Ruling from a mountain fortress reached by a stairway of 1400 steps, Vlad was a sadist of unimaginable proportions. Legends say that he impaled hundreds of his enemies on stakes in the plain below his castle, then took lunch surrounded by the grisly "forest" of his victims, dipping his bread in their blood! Bram Stoker, in writing his classic 1897 novel Dracula, took Vlad as his model for the vampire who has become a cultural icon throughout the Western World. But the exploits of the fictional vampires pale in comparison to the horrors committed by Vlad, THE REAL DRACULA!

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A documentary by Discovery Channel

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" Tracking Dracula " Places to explore " Dracula - Beyond the Legend " Bram Stoker's inspiration " Who was Vlad Dracula ? "We Draculs have a right to be proud... I am the last of my kind" - Dracula, from Bram Stoker's Dracula Some say that Transylvania sits on one of Earth's strongest magnetic fields and its people have extra-sensory perception.

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Count Dracula is the title character and the primary antagonist of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel . He is described as an archetypal vampire and some aspects of his character have been inspired by the 15th century Romanian general and Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler.

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Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham van Helsing.

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3. Count Dracula's Legend, by romaniatourism.com
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