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The Islamic Assault on Wallachia and Vlad III Dracula in the Summer of 1462

Posted by on Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century

On June 4, 1462, Sultan Mehmed II began crossing the Danube at Nikopolis and entered Wallachia with an army of approximately 60,000 to 70,000 men, intending to remove Vlad III Dracula from the throne. According to the Serbian janissary, Konstantin Mihailović, who participated in this campaign, when the Sultan reached Nikopolis, “on the far side […]

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Dracula and the Turks: The Wars of 1461-1462, Video Presentation

Posted by on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century
The most famous episode of his reign as prince of Wallachia was Vlad the Impaler's war against the Ottoman Empire. Click below to view the video. For more on the Ottoman campaign against Wallachia in the summer of 1462 click here. Read More

Aspects of the Ottoman Campaign against Vlad III Dracula in 1462 by Kurt W. Treptow

The best documented part of Vlad III Dracula’s stormy reign as prince of Wallachia from 1456 to 1462 is his war against the Ottoman Turks which began late in 1461 and ended with the campaign against the rebellious prince, led by Sultan Mehmed II, in the summer of 1462. Despite the relative abundance of sources […]

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