I'm curious, but since there's an article about Dracula, should there be an article about Bram Stoker? I know its not strictly HP canon, but I also think that if Dracula is important enough to mention, his author should be, too. --Cubs Fan2007 07:22, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

It's an interesting idea, but how far do we go? If we add Bram Stoker because of this article, we need to add King Arthur because of Merlin's. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 07:39, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good point. But like I said, it was just a thought. Since there's nothing much within the HP canon, I guess there's really no point in creating a stub of one or two sentences with nothing else to expand it. --Cubs Fan2007 07:46, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Tricky isn't it? How about linking to the Wikipedia articles? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 07:54, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
I did some editing and simply linked to Bram Stoker and Count Dracula's articles over at Wikipedia. Seemed easier that way. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:09, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Took the following from the talk section of Vlad the Impaler - go there to get the version with the links:

The real life Vlad the Impaler (or Wladislaus Dragwlya, as he signed his name), was born in 1431 and died in either 1476 or 1477. Bram Stoker's fictionalized Dracula seems to be based more on the German 15th century manuscripts which focused on Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula's cruelty rather than the Russian accounts from the same period, which portrayed him more positively as a strong leader.

Vlad the Impaler earned the name Drakula or Dragwlya from his father and the name meant little dragon or son of a dragon or son of Drakul. His father was given the name Drakul because he belonged to the Order of the Dragon. The name Drakul came from the Romanian "drac" which originally mean "dragon" but later came to mean "devil." (Vaudree (talk) 23:39, January 6, 2016 (UTC))