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Vlad Dracula Pictures
Targoviste - The Princely Court
Targoviste - The Princely Court
Vlad Dracul, the father of Dracula, was descended from Basarab the Great (1310-1352). He was the illegitimate son of Prince Mircea the Old (1386-1418) a prominent figure for his struggles against Ottoman Empire. A bloody battle for the Wallachian throne was between the Dan family (Mircea's legitimate son) and the Dracul family.The city of Sighisoara sheltered and supported Vlad Dracul in his attempt to get to the Wallachia throne, which he secured in 1436 and moved his family to the court at Targoviste.