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Count Vlad Drakul (b. 1390) was a notorious vampire who inspired the author Bram Stoker to create his famous character Count Dracula. Drakul had a son, Vlad the Impaler, who presumably shared his father's notorious reputation.
Behind the scenes
- Vlad II Dracul, (Vlad the Dragon) was a "voivode" (duke or prince) of Wallachia (a region that corresponds with modern-day Southern Romania), and reigned from 1436 to 1442, and again from 1443 to 1447.
- In reality, there are various theories as to Stoker's inspiration for Dracula. Even if he was inspired by a Wallachian duke named Dracula, however, it is Dracul's son Vlad the Impaler who is more commonly considered the source of inspiration.