Profile of the Day: Vlad the Impaler
Today the United States celebrates the scariest night of the year, Halloween! In honor of this night of horror, we’re highlighting Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia. Born in 1431, he was known by his patronymic name Dracula before he was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler due to his reputation for excessive cruelty. The tales were so famous that he became the inspiration for one of the most well known horror figures in history, Bram Stoker’s vampiric Count Dracula.
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