Brief history of Vlad III
Vlad III (a.k.a Vlad Dracula) lived in Wallachia and Transylvania, by the middle of the 15th century (1431 - 1476). He had his royal court in Târgovişte, now a small town south of Carpathian Mountains and in Bucharest (Bucureşti) (setting the capital to Bucharest for the first time)
Described by a German chronicle of 15th century as the most evil of all tyrants that ever existed and by a Russian one as a dictator (without mentioning details), he surely defended the independence of the young Romanian Country against the Ottoman Empire.
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