Portrait of Vlad III, c. 1560, reputedly a copy of an original made during his lifetime. Vlad Prince of Wallachia (14311476/77), was a member of the House of Dracule?ti. He was also known by his patronymic name: Dracula. He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler due to his practice of impaling his enemies is part of his historical reputation. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
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