Vlad II Dracul

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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. Born an illegitimate son of Mircea I of Wallachia, he spent his youth at the court of Sigismund of Luxembourg, who made him a member of the Order of the Dragon in 1431 (hence his sobriquet). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vlad II Dracul has received more than 852,261 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Vlad II Dracul is the 901st most popular politician (down from 751st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Romania (down from 13th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Romanian Politician.

Vlad II, also known as Vlad the Impaler, was a prince of Wallachia. Vlad II is most famous for his brutal methods of torturing and executing his enemies.

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Among politicians, Vlad II Dracul ranks 901 out of 15,710Before him are Michael I Rangabe, Charles XI of Sweden, Simeon I of Bulgaria, Lev Kamenev, Mahathir Mohamad, and Michel Temer. After him are Guangxu Emperor, Hassan Rouhani, Barbara of Cilli, Amenhotep II, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, and Djedefre.

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Among people born in 1395, Vlad II Dracul ranks 2Before him is Jan van Eyck. After him are Pisanello, Michelle of Valois, Jacques Cœur, Niccolò de' Conti, Margaret of Prades, Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Tristão Vaz Teixeira, George of Trebizond, and Catherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1447, Vlad II Dracul ranks 2Before him is Pope Eugene IV. After him are Shah Rukh, Masolino da Panicale, Filippo Maria Visconti, Antipope Clement VIII, Mircea II of Wallachia, Henry Beaufort, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Vlad II Dracul ranks 17 out of 572Before him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), and Béla Kun (1886). After him are Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Paul Celan (1920), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), György Ligeti (1923), and Ion Iliescu (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Vlad II Dracul ranks 11Before him are John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), and Béla Kun (1886). After him are Carol II of Romania (1893), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), and Michael the Brave (1558).