In 1387 the king of Hungary to build a military-religious society called the Order of the Dragon. Order symbol was a dragon, and its purpose was defending Christianity and organization of the Crusades against the Ottoman Empire.
Vlad Tepes was born in 1431 in the fortress of Sighisoara. His father, Vlad Dracul, at that time was governor of Transylvania, depending on who was called by Emperor Sigismund. Tepes was a grandson of another great Roman prince: Mircea the Old (1386-1418). His father is first in Dragon and gets the nickname of Dracul.
In the winter of 1436 father of Vlad becomes ruler of Tara Romanesti.Vlad with his brother Radu as hostages are asked by the sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Father and brother are murdered by those boyars Vlad vremuri.La age of 17 years helped by the army of the Ottoman Empire became the ruler of Tara Romaneasti (Wallachia).
Discontented boyars after several months he removed from power by Vlad.
After several years on the throne of Wallachia, Vlad returns and decides to take revenge on the boyars of Targoviste (capital of the country).
The Easter Sunday of 1459, he arrested all the boyar families who participated in the party in Munich. The oldest were impaled, and others were forced to walk on down the road one hundred miles from the capital, where they were made to build a fortress on the ruins of an ancient outpost.
For impaled boyars drew he named Vlad Tepes Dracula.
Dracula soon became famous because of its brutal methods of punishment. According to Saxon merchants of Transylvania, he often ordered to be skinned osândiţii skin, boiled, decapitated, blinded, strangled, hanged, burned, roasted, chopped, cast in stone, buried alive, etc.. Also, set to be cut victims nose, ears, genitals and limba.Însă favorite torture was impalement, from which the nickname Tepes, who pale.
Description method "impalement".
The aim was to crucify the man so that the victim would suffer terrible pain for hours or even days, until he was the soul.
Preparing a large stake, longer than the stature of a man who will lay the ground (rarely, cut and trim a thin tree), the tip is sharp as a nail and lubricated with tallow, to slip.
Therefore, the most common method to his executioners Impaler, prostrate victim, with arms tied behind his back and stick spike through the anus, then pulling both legs tied with ropes to the ankles. Then beat with a mallet in the other end of Tepe, careful to not pierce the two organs known to cause immediate death: liver and gravity inima.Tarusul was high and their duty. The man stood as crucified, in terrible agony, but the vital organs functioning. Dying with little suffering, thirsty, hungry and attack crows who came attracted by the smell.
Almost any crime, from lying and stealing to killing, could be punished by Impalement. Being sure of the effectiveness of its laws, Vlad Tepes Dracula left, they say, large cup of gold to the central square of Târgovişte.Cana can be used by thirsty travelers, but had to remain in place. According to historical sources during his cup was not never stolen and remained almost unused.
After another legend, Vlad Dracul had staged a robbery (a bag with 50 gold) a country gentleman of advice, after which he, before the prince, claimed to be furaseră 100 coins. To lie to, was impaled.
One day all vagabonds and thieves in the country were invited to Româneacă princely court in Targoviste, at a feast. After they eat and drink ordered that Hall be closed and burnt. No one survived.
In early 1462, Vlad launched a campaign against the Turks on the Danube, killing over 38,000 people. Because emissaries refused to give turbanele down in front of it, Vlad made sure that the emissaries will keep them so, he ordered them to be nailing heads.
During an invasion, the Sultan, exhausted, came close to the capital, faced with a frightening view: Tepe claimed thousands of bodies of over 20,000 Turkish captives, a terrifying scene that was later dubbed "Forest Tepe.
Vlad the Impaler used to sign the "Dracula" or "Dracula" - son fuck - name, which then turned into Dracula.
In 1897, the Irish writer Bram Stoker published Dracula, Vlad Tepes who was famous throughout the world. Stoker read the stories about Dracula, published in the centuries XV - XVI and was shocked by the cruelty of his acts. And it was decided to choose as the main character. He read some books about Transylvania (the name is of Latin origin and means "land beyond the forest") and thought that the country "exotic" would be an appropriate setting for Dracula's deeds. In fact, Stoker used Vlad only as a source of inspiration, as in his novel, Dracula is not prince Vlad the Impaler, but a Transylvanian count living in a mysterious castle where he lured victims.
The collections of the British Museum Vlad is described as a monster, a vampire drinking the blood of man and a great lover of cruelty.
Further support the hypothesis that there is a real link between Vlad Tepes Dracula and the modern myth of vampires, Vlad the first vampire in the world.