Count Vlad Drakul (1390 - unknown) was a notorious vampire who inspired the author Bram Stoker to create his famous character Count Dracula. Drakul had a son, Vlad the Impaler, who presumably shared his father's notorious reputation.
Behind the scenes
- Vlad II Dracul, (Vlad the Devil), was an actual historical figure. He was a "voievod" (duke) of Wallachia (a region that corresponds with modern-day Southern Romania), and reigned from 1436 to 1442, and again from 1443 to 1447.
- Gary Oldman, who plays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, played Vlad Drakul in a 1992 film.