03 July 2012

Vlad Dracula in Transylvania

John Hunyadi seems to have tolerated the fact that Vlad found a shelter in Transylvania because he was afraid Vlad could go ask the Turks for protection. But was not a good moment for that. The new sultan, that will remain in history as Mehmed II the Conqueror, son of Murad II, was preparing the siege over Constantinople and for this he needed to conclude the peace with Hungary and Austria. On November, 20th, 1451 he signed a three years armistice with Hungary. This was also considering the position of Vladislav, principle of Wallachia. His throne was "guaranteed" until the end of the armistice, and if he dies before the end of the armistice no part would have the power to nominate a principle, therefore they will respect the one that the country will choose.

Therefore on the letter that John Hunyadi sends to the inhabitants of Brasov on February, 6th, 1452 he announce that he has signed a non-beligerance agreement, therefore he will do nothing against Vladislav. Because he knows that Vlad lives in Brasov and prepares to conquer the Wallachian throne without letting him (Hunyadi) know and against his wish.

In 1456 Dracula obtains the throne again for his second and longest reign

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