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Vlad II Dracul

1395 - 1447

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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 1,047,600 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Vlad II Dracul is the 835th most popular politician (up from 900th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Romania (up from 17th in 2019) and the 10th 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 835 out of 15,577Before him are Stefan Dušan, Ancus Marcius, Christian IV of Denmark, Gordian III, Emperor Gaozu of Tang, and Todor Zhivkov. After him are Charles XI of Sweden, Charles XIII of Sweden, Olaf II of Norway, Wilhelm Pieck, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Nur ad-Din.

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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, George of Trebizond, Niccolò de' Conti, Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Margaret of Prades, Catherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Tristão Vaz Teixeira. 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, Mircea II of Wallachia, Antipope Clement VIII, Henry Beaufort, Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria, Colette of Corbie, and Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Vlad II Dracul ranks 16 out of 665Before him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Mircea Eliade (1907), and Carol II of Romania (1893). After him are Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Béla Kun (1886), Paul Celan (1920), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), and Herta Müller (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Vlad II Dracul ranks 10Before him are Stephen Báthory (1533), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), and Carol II of Romania (1893). After him are Béla Kun (1886), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), and Michael the Brave (1558).