European - A mediaeval tyrant. It is said that when envoys of the Turkish Emperor refused to remove their turbans in his presence he had their headgear nailed to their heads. His mercilessness seems to be the basis for his characterisation as the vampire Dracula, who drank the blood of young maidens. Sometimes known as Dracula, Count Dracula, Count Dracula, Vlad the Impaler or Vlad the Impaler.

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