Dracula's real name was Vlad (the Impaler), he was called a vampire because of his cruel torturing methods. This
includes, impaling citizens as he ate in front of them. He also held a rich feast, and all that came to it, he made them
build a castle for him. Records prove that he was indeed a king of Romania and that he died, by an opposing army's
hands. The enemies of Romania at the time (unsure who). The emperor of the enemy country ordered his army to bring
Vlad's head to him, as proof he was dead. And they did so.
Dracul means Dragon/Demon
Dracula means Son of the Dragon/Demon.
Vlad Tepes III also known as Vlad Draculea, Kazikli Voyvoidawas a ruler of Wallachia for the following terms- 1448,
1456-1462, 1476. he was born November 8th 1431 in Sighisoara, Transylvania and died at the hands of the Ottoman in
December 1476 at Wallachia.
On Easter 1459 he arrested all the boyar families as an act of revenge for the killing of his father. He impaled the
older ones on stakes while forcing the others to march from the capitol to the town of Poenari, some 50 miles away. He
then ordered the survivors to build a fortress on the ruins of an older outpost which overlooked the Arges river.
Vlad became quite known for his cruelty and brutal techniques of punishment; people were often skinned, boiled,
decapitated, blinded, strangled, hanged, burned, roasted, hacked, nailed, buried alive, stabbed and so on. He also liked
to cut off noses, ears, sexual organs and limbs. But his all time favourite form of torture was impalement on stakes,
hence the surname of Tepes-meaning the Impaler in Romanian. The Turks even called him "Kaziglu Bey" - Impaler Prince.
His philosophy on honesty and order was known throughout the land. Almost any crime be it lying and stealing to killing
could be punishable by impalement. This law was so effective that he placed a gold cup in the square, anybody could use
this cup to drink from the well but the cup must remain in the square. The cup was never stolen or removed during Vlads