14th centry count of Valahia named Vald ,later known as Vlad Tepes ( Vlad the Impaler).
He was born in 1431 in the town of Sighisoara. His father, Vald Dracul (onorary title given to him by emperor Sigismund) was the guvernor of Transilvania.
Vlad is the grandson of one of the greatest romanian rulers Mircea cel Batran (Mircea the Old), and he continues his grandfather legacy of defender of the european crestianity.
In the winter of the year 1436 he becomes the prince of Valahia (one of the 3 romanian principates)and lives with his father at the royal court, yet in 1442 he is taken prisoner by sultan Murad.
He ramains in Turky until 1448 and reclames his throne in 1456. During his reighn, Vald fought agains the muslims and won great battles.
He took vengeance on the boiers (lords) who killed his father and handed him over to sultan Murad. As means of frightening his enemys, he uses teh impaling method.
The rumours sourownding Vald Tepes and his barbaric habists such as kiling for plesure ir drinking blod were started by hungarian traders because they were not alowed to sell theyr goods in Valahia (Vald didnt't alow them this in order to boost roamnian trading).
it is from the tradesmen tales that Bram Stoker was inspired to whrite the book.
Vlad Tepes (Dracula) s-a nascut in anul 1431 in fortareata de la Sighisoara. Tatal sau, Vlad Dracul, era in acea vreme guvernatorul Transilvaniei, functie in care fusese numit de catre imparatul Sigismund. Tepes a fost nepotul altui mare voievod roman: Mircea cel Batran (1386-1418).
In iarna lui 1436-1437, Dracul devine print al Valahiei (una dintre cele trei provincii romanesti) si isi stabileste resedinta la palatul din Targoviste, capitala principatului.
Vlad Tepes si-a urmat tatal si a trait la curtea princiara sase ani. In 1442, din motive politice, Dracula si fratele sau mai mic Radu au fost luati ostatici de catre Sultanul Murad al II-lea.
The title character from Bram Stokers
A Vampire, immortal, with the ability to transform into a bat, and hypnotize people to his whim.
Dracula lives in a huge castle in Transylvania where he sleeps with three hot vampire women who totally fear his wrath. He is usually seen dressed in a black tuxedo and long cape with a high collar. Many scientists or whatever believe that he is the original inspiration for the modern pimp.
Draculas diet consists of human blood and raw meat.
He is also quite cunning, even being able to hold a real estate agent hostage for several months and start his own brand of cereal. Dracula also has this guy named Reinfeld, a total psycho who eats bugs and shouts a lot.
Dracula isn't all powerful though, he has a few weaknesses. These weaknesses include, garlic, the cross, holy water, sharpened pieces of wood, and sunlight (which will totally make him explode)
Dracula was killed by Dr. Van Helsing
at the end of the book, but returns from the grave every now and then to hang out and stuff.
"They say you are a man of good... taste".
"Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music
"Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?"
(Jonathan Harker accidentally cuts himself while shaving)
Jonathan Harker: "I didn't hear you coming in".
Dracula: "Take care how you cut yourself. It is more dangerous than you think"
a death metal band, who like to name their songs after goosebumbs books.
pretty awesome band.
Bob: Lets go listen to some Nelly dude!
Me: Hell no! Im listin to some hardcore Dr. Acula!!!
Dracula is a term for someone who eats out a girl during a period or performs oral sex, whether it be a guy or girl doing it.
Mike dracula'd that girl!
A politically-incorrect term used by the uneducated in reference to persons of vampire heritage because of its associations with bad Hollywood
stereotypes and mad Romanian dictators. Calling a vampire a "dracula" is one of the most insulting things you can do short of calling them a dhampir
, asking to be bitten, or mentioning Twilight
. Among vampires it is known as the "D word" and is forbidden from being written in mainstream print.
Recently "dracula" has been reclaimed by some young vampires and used as a signifier of being in the vampire community (similar to calling someone bro
). Although younger vampires do not perceive the word as negative, humans are advised not to use it.
(Example One - A young vampire woman is shopping at the mall.)
Johnny: HEY DRACULA! Get out of my fucking mall!
Vampire: The Vampire Civil Rights Act says NO to segregated malls and bigotry!
(Example Two - Vampire mother addressing her child.)
Mother: ...and if I hear that you called little Vladimir a dracula again, I'll wash your mouth out with garlic! Do you understand?
Child: *sniffles* Yes, mommy.
(Example Three - Two young vampires meeting on the street.)
Vampire 1: 'Sup, dracula?
Vampire 2: Not much, d. You my top dracula!
*an elaborate handshake ritual is performed*
Noun/Verb: The result of coughing/vomiting into one's sleeve after ripping a pipe too hard, giving the sound and appearance of a vampire raising his cape to his mouth and exclaiming "Blaaaah!"
He ripped the pipe too hard. You could see it in his face. He didn't want to drop the piece, so he quickly raised his arm, coughing into his bicep. The problem is that the cough turned to vomit, and he pulled a Dracula all over his sleeve.
a name devised by Ed Wood
with the intention of creating a new Dracula
with Bela Lugosi
, but Lugosi passed away before such a film could be made; Wood later used the name in his 1959 film "Night of the Ghouls", where the phony spirit medium, Dr. Acula, is played by Kenne Duncan
ED: So let's make another "Dracula"; let's make "The Return of Dracula"!
BELA: We can't; those sons of bitches control the rights!
ED: They do? Darn it. There must be some other way around this... A-ha! I've got it! *writing* D-R-Acula! *shows Bela notebook*
ED: No! *adds period after "DR"* Dr. Acula: you can still wear the cape, you've got the fangs, but you're a doctor--not a count!
(from a deleted scene in Tim Burton
's 1994 biopic, "Ed Wood", starring Johnny Depp
as Ed Wood and Martin Landau
as Bela Lugosi)
The very first appearance of "Count Dracula" is in Bram Stoker's novel "DRACULA: (1897).
But Stoker did not make up the name "Dracula".
There was a Dracula in the 15th century: Vlad the Impaler. Stoker didn't know much about him (at least I don't think he did). but he came across his name in a book he was researching entitled AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRINCIPALITIES OF WALLACHIA AND MOLDAVIA (1820). This book has a very short section on a "Voivode Dracula" who fought against the Turks. What attracted Stoker to the name "Dracula" was a footnote by Wilkinson which stated that "Dracula in the Wallachian language means devil". Not quite accurate, but that is what Stoker saw and copied into his notes. He was
originally going to call his vampire "Count Wampyr" but changed it to "Count Dracula." This change is clearly made in Stoker's own notes for DRACULA which are located at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia.
The real Dracula (about whom we know much more than Stoker ever did) was NOT a Count, nor was he a vampire (or ever associated with vampires). The two Draculas have become greatly confused in many people's minds.
It is my contention that Stoker was not, as many think, inspired by accounts of Vlad the Impaler to create the character of Count Dracula.
There is no evidence for that view.
(Copyright: Elizabeth Miller)