Also known as Vlad the Impaler, or Vlad Dracul, he reigned as
prince of Wallachia three times, in 1448, 1456–1462, and 1476, and
maintained an independent policy in relation to the Ottoman Empire.
Primarily known in the English-speaking world as the model for the
Dracula vampire figure of Bram Stoker's eponymous novel of 1897.
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Editors. "Reign of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7134, accessed 22 October 2016.]