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  1. Vlad II (Romanian: Vlad al II-lea), also known as Vlad Dracul (Vlad al II-lea Dracul) or Vlad the Dragon (before 1395 – November 1447), was Voivode of Wallachia from 1436 to 1442, and again from 1443 to 1447. He is internationally known as the father of Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula.

  2. Other articles where Vlad II Dracul is discussed: Vlad the Impaler: …into the noble family of Vlad II Dracul. His sobriquet Dracula (meaning “son of Dracul”) was derived from the Latin draco (“dragon”) after his father’s induction into the Order of the Dragon, created by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund for the defense of Christian Europe against the Ottoman Empire.

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  4. Nov 1, 2021 · Upon joining the order, Vlad II was granted the surname Dracul (Dragon). His son Vlad III was known as Vlad Draculea, or Dracula, “son of the Dragon.” In 1436 Sigismund made Vlad II voivode of Walachia, but Vlad II did not stay loyal. He soon switched sides and allied himself with Ottoman leader Sultan Murad II. To guarantee loyalty, Murad ...

  5. Vlad’s father, Vlad II, had won the moniker “Dracul” for his membership in the Order of the Dragon, a militant fraternity founded by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund and dedicated to halting the Ottoman advance into Europe. Vlad II’s subsequent volte-face and submission to Ottoman authority helped him to preserve his own political power but at a cost.

  6. Mar 7, 2023 · Vlad III Dracula (1431-1467/77) was one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history. He was also known as Vlad the Impaler for the brutality with which he dispensed with his enemies, gaining him notoriety in 15th century Europe. Here are 10 facts about the man who inspired fear and legends for centuries to come. 1.

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