Monday, December 13, 2010

Anniversary of his death: Vlad III the Impaler

December 13, 1476 

A 25-minute excerpt from a documentary on the Discovery Channel:
  The Most Evil Men and Women in History

Vlad Tepes was reportedly assassinated on December 13, 1476. There are several accounts of the manner in which he died or the date on which he died though one fact appears to be universal: Vlad III was decapitated. 

"Vlad Dracula was killed in battle against the Turks near the town of Bucharest in December of 1476. Some reports indicate that he was assassinated by disloyal Wallachian boyars just as he was about to sweep the Turks from the field. Other accounts have him falling in defeat, surrounded by the ranks of his loyal Moldavian bodyguard. Still other reports claim that Vlad, at the moment of victory, was accidentally struck down by one of his own men. The one undisputed fact is that ultimately his body was decapitated by the Turks and his head sent to Constantinople where the sultan had it displayed on a stake as proof that the horrible Impaler was finally dead. He was reportedly buried at Snagov, an island monastery located near Bucharest." ~Excerpted from this website: Vlad Tepes

Vlad III, the Impaler

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