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Rumanian Vlad III DRACULA

Voivode of Wallachia

Source :  Finn HOLBEK

Born: in 1431 in Târgoviște, Roumanie
Died: in 1476 in Bucarest, Roumanie


Vlad was born in Sighișoara, Transylvania, in the Kingdom of Valahia (today part of Romania), in the winter of 1431 to Vlad II Dracul, future voivode of Wallachia. Vlad's father was the son of the celebrated Voivode Mircea the Elder. His mother is unknown, though at the time his father is believed to have been married to Princess Cneajna of Moldavia (eldest daughter of Alexander "the Good", Prince of Moldavia and aunt to Stephen the Great of Moldavia) but to also keep a number of mistresses. He had two older half-brothers, Mircea II and Vlad Calugarul, and a younger brother, Radu III the Handsome.
Vlad Dracul

In the year of his birth, Vlad's father, known under the nickname Dracul, had traveled to Nuremberg where he had been vested into the Order of the Dragon.

Vlad and Radu spent their early formative years in Sighi?oara. During the first reign of their father, Vlad II Dracul, the Voivode brought his young sons to Târgovi?te, the capital of Wallachia at that time.

The Byzantine chancellor Mikhail Doukas showed that, at Târgoviște, the sons of boyars and ruling princes were well-educated by Romanian or Greek scholars commissioned from Constantinople. Vlad is believed to have learned combat skills, geography, mathematics, science, languages (Old Church Slavonic, German, Latin), and the classical arts and philosophy.

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