dracula, prince, romania, romanian, vampires, stoker

Vlad The Impaler Might Have Been An Influence, on Dracula Too.

dracula, prince, romania, romanian, vampires, stoker

Some believe Stoker based Dracula in part on a Wallachian (now Romanian) voivode (prince) called Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, who was infamous for skewering his opponents. Scholars dispute how much Stoker knew about Vlad the Impaler, with some claiming there's no indication he based Dracula on the furious prince. According to Stoker's working notes, he read William Wilkinson's An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. The book recounts several "Dracula" leaders, including Vlad the Impaler (albeit not by that name), and how one of them assaulted Turkish forces. Stoker was inspired to change the vampire's name from Count Wampyr to Dracula.

Related Facts
Ocean, ocean fact, ocean facts, ocean oxygen, oxygen facts, oxygen fact

The oceans create most of the oxygen on Earth.

Japanese train

Japanese trains are some of the most punctual in the world

einstein, einstein brain, einstein death, Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein bio, Albert Einstein biog

Interestingly! A letter penned by Albert Einstein sparked the Manhattan Project.

cherry facts, cherry fact, cherry farmers, cherry

Cherry farmers hire helicopters to blow dry their trees

Hitler facts, Hitler bio, adolf Hitler, world war facts, german facts, nobel prize facts, hitler nep

Hitler's nephew published an essay criticizing the dictator, then traveled to the United States and joined the Navy to oppose his uncle.

coffee, coffee facts, coffee power, coffee drug

Coffee is one of the most commonly utilised recreational substances that we are aware of.

wine major, course about wines, wines, cornell university

Cornell University offers a wine major.

mammoths, pyramids, mammoths history, pyramids history, mammoths and pyramids

While there were still mammoths on the globe, the pyramids of Giza were being erected.

youtube, youtube stats, youtube facts, youtube traffic, youtube fact, youtube viewers,

Did you Know? YouTube drives the most engaged traffic of any social media site.

Facts about New York, New York facts, New York

Did you Know? The 'Big Apple' has an unusual story.

housewarming, housewarming tradition, housewarming facts

Did you Know? The tem 'Housewarming Party' comes from a literal tradition that used to occur before electricity.

mesopotamia, mesopotamia facts, mesopotamia fact, facts about mesopotamia

Did you Know! Babylon became a great power under the rule of Hammurabi

oreos, oreos psychology, way to eat oreo

The way you eat Oreos reveals a lot about your personality.

fruits, fruits facts, bananas, fruits fact, fruit fact, fruit facts

Fact! Most of the fruits dies at the moment they are harvested.

mesopotamia, mesopotamia facts, mesopotamia fact, facts about mesopotamia

Did you Know? Assyria was one of the great superpowers of the ancient world

mexico facts, facts about mexico, mexico fun facts, fun facts about mexico,

Did you Know? Mexico City is the second city of the world with the largest number of museums.

Winne the pooh, pooh, pooh bear, pooh facts, Winnipeg, pooh facts, real winnie the pooh

Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear

myanmar, pagodas, kingdom, pagan, buddhism, temples, burmese, burma, thanaka, magic

Come to Myanmar for a cultural experience!

mesopotamia, mesopotamia facts, mesopotamia fact, facts about mesopotamia

Did you Know? Mesopotamian city Uruk was one of the largest cities of those times

Hitler facts, Hitler bio, adolf Hitler, world war facts, german facts, nobel prize facts

Adolf Hitler received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

uae, uae facts, facts about uae, united arab emirates facts, facts about united arab emirates, dubai

Did you Know? The United Arab Emirates is neither a monarchy nor a republic.

mexico facts, facts about mexico, mexico fun facts, fun facts about mexico,

Did you Know? Mexico is one of the largest coca cola consumers

adults, social media, internet, social media facts, social media stats, facts, internet facts, facts

Of all the adults having internet access, 71 % of the people use social media.

japan facts, facts about japan, janitors in japan, fun facts japan, otaku, japan fun facts , japanes

Visit a museum dedicated to the history of cup noodles Only in Japan

zombie, zombie apocalypse, zombie fungus, fungus facts, fungus zombie

Some fungus generate zombies and then take over their thoughts.