Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula


Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula Famous memorial

Original Name Vlad Tepes
Sighisoara, Mureș, Romania
Death Dec 1476 (aged 44–45)
Bucharest, Bucuresti Municipality, Romania
Burial Snagov, Ilfov, Romania
Memorial ID 3118 View Source

Romanian Prince. Some people believe he was the inspiration for the fictional 'Dracula' character. Vlad Dracula was commonly known as Vlad "Tepes" (tepes means the impaler in Romanian) he was well known for impaling his enemies and collecting their blood in jars and having feasts near their bodies. He would dip his bread in these jars of blood and eat it. This site is the supposed burial place because in 1931 explorers dug up this site which according to Romanian legend he was buried in. But all they found were animal bones.

Gravesite Details

First buried near the Alter; later reburied in a tomb near the entrance while the Alter tomb was filled with animial bones. In 1930's both tombs were excavated. The remains found near the entrance were in a Bucharest Museum but have since been lost

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 1 Jul 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 3118
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula (7 Dec 1431–Dec 1476), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3118, citing Snagov Monastery, Snagov, Ilfov, Romania ; Maintained by Find a Grave .