15th century portrait of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia

Description

A painting of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476), also known by his patronymic name Dracula (patronymic meaning a name based on that of a male ancestor), and posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler due to his brutality. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897) was inspired by Vlad's patronymic.

Full title:
15th century portrait of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia
Created:
15th century
Format:
Artwork / Image
Held by:
Portrait Galerie, Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck Austria

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