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us: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477



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    • us: Dracu, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Dracula, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Drăculea, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Drakula, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Drakula, graf, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Țepeș, Vlad, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Vampir, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Vlad, Draculea, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 31-1476 or 7
    • us: Vlad, Țepeș, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Vlad, the Impaler, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Wlad III, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
    • us: Wlad IV, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 1431-1476 or 1477
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    • Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, 1430 or 31-1476 or 7
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    • found: Ciobanu, R. Șt. Pe urmele lui Vlad Țepeș, 1979: p. 295 (Vlad, the future Vlad Țepeș; b. 1430 (1431) probably in Sighișoara or Nürnberg; d. end of Dec. 1476 or beginning of Jan. 1477)
    • found: Diaconovich, D. Enc. română, 1898-: v. 3, p. 1228 (Vlad II Țepeș, son of Vlad Dracul)
    • found: McNally, R.T. In search of Dracula, c1972: t.p. (Dracula) p. 23 (Vlad II, Dracul, ?-1447; his son, Dracula, Vlad Tepes, the Impaler, 1431-76; his son, Vlad Tepelus, the little Impaler, ?-1500)
    • found: Dic. enc. il. Cartea Românească, 1931: p. 1917 (Țepeș, Vlad, called, d. 1476; seems to have the name "Dracu", son of Vlad Dracu; the nickname attributed to him much later) p. 1935 (Vlad III or II, called Țepeș)
    • found: Florescu, R.N. Dracula, 1973: p. 9 (Vlad (Vlad III))
    • found: Iorga, N. His. of Roumania, 1925: p. 266 (lists Vlad II, Dracul or Draculea [father of Vlad Tepes] and Vlad III, the "Impaler")
    • found: Predescu, L. Enc. cug., 1940: p. 903 (Vlad Țepeș, Prince of Wallachia)
    • found: Mic. dic. enc., 1978: p. 1825 (Vlad Țepeș, Prince of Wallachia, r. 1448, 1456-62, 1476)
    • found: Harmening, D. Der Anfang von Dracula, 1983: t.p. (Dracula) p. 7 (Drakula) p. 10 (Wlad IV. [sic] Dracul=Vlad IV. Țepeș [der Pfähler] 1448, 1456-62, 1476)
    • found: LC data base, 5-4-88 (hdg.: Vlad II, Dracul, Prince of Wallachia, d. ca. 1476; usage: Vlad Țepeș, Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, Drakula, Vlad Draculea, "Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia, known as Dracula")
    • found: Vlad Țepeș Drăculea, 1995.
    • found: LC Resbib file, 03-26-97 (usages: Drakula; Vampir; Graf Drakula)
    • notfound: New cen. cyc. of names, 1954;Enc. Brit., 1977 (references to 19th cent. literary figure "Dracula" only; none to heading per se)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Pre-81 heading was erroneously est. as "Vlad II, Dracul, Prince of Wallachia, d. ca. 1476" based on 1903 work. Modern scholarship shows that Vlad Țepeș or "the Impaler," popularly known as Dracula, was in fact Vlad III. Not to be confused with his father: Vlad II, Prince of Wallachia, d. 1447, to whom the epithet "Dracul" was applied.]
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    • 1988-05-04: new
    • 2013-03-13: revised
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