Monday, July 21, 2014

Vlad Cepesh. The King Of Wallachia

Though Dracula is very well recognized name; only a few know his prototype and original Vlad Dracula which existed in real life. His story is not less dark and frightening that Bram Stoker's "Dracula".
In 1386 in Sighisoara - a small town located in Transylvania, was born a man who left an indelible mark on history. Vlad the Impaler, better known as Count Dracula, a descendant of the ruler of Wallachia - Basarab the Great, became famous not only because of his commander talent, but also for terrible cruelty even for the Middle Ages.
We can not say that his youth was easy, that it would be predictable for this prince of the blood - the future ruler of Wallachia. When he was twelve years old, Vlad III, along with his younger brother hostage sent to the Sultan of Turkey where he stayed until he became 17. This is likely to have a negative impact on his character.
After escaping Turkey he comes back to Wallachia with Turkish troops and conquers it. Cepesh lived a very tragic life with a lot of wars, he was involved in. He is very well known for his awkward ways of execution.
After many years he looses his city. However, later once again he conqueres it and mysteriously dies in 1476.
I do understand better why Vlad Cepesh was used as a prototype for Dracula. He used to terrorize people like Cepesh did. He was very well known and everybody was scared of him. Cepesh is a bloody tyran, as well as Dracula. Back then Eastern Europe was more saturated with history than England and for English people Eastern Europe and Medittrenean was very scary place with incvision and refined methods of killing. There was no better prototype for Stoker.
 

5 comments:

  1. This was a very interesting, I had no idea that there was a real life Dracula. Where did you find this information?

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    1. To be honest, the information is taken from Russian web-site. However, I'm not allowed to use foreign resources.

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  2. Aliyah asks the real questions :-)

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  3. i have never knew that Dracula was based on a real person, but when i did my mind was blown. Did you know Vlad was a prisoner for 12 years and killed thousands of people?

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    1. It isn't really surprising. Some real shocking things happened in Middle-ages. Look at Spanish inquisition's methods of torture and killing.

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