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John Hunyadi and the Defense of Belgrade, 1456

Posted by on Monday, August 20th, 2018 in East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Ottoman Empire

John Hunyadi Athlete of Christ Together with the Albanian hero George Castriota Scanderbeg, John Hunyadi, voivode of Transylvania and royal governor Hungary is considered the greatest defender of Christendom during the mid-fifteenth century. Born to a small noble family in Transylvania, Hunyadi began his career under Sigismund of Luxemburg, king of Hungary (1387-1437). Through his […]

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Dracula’s Night Raid on the Sultan’s Camp

“One of the most interesting episodes in the military history of the Ottomans” After crossing the Danube on 4 June, the Sultan proceeded northwards, in the direction of Târgoviște, the capital of Wallachia at that time. Before reaching it, Dracula’s night raid on the Sultan’s camp occurred on the night of June 16-17, 1462. One […]

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

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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550th Anniversary of the Death of the Great Albanian National Hero George Castriota Scanderbeg

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Albanian History, Fifteenth Century

The struggle of the Albanian people led by George Castriota Scanderbeg to defend Europe against the assault of the Ottoman Turks has been much celebrated. For a quarter of a century, from 1443 until his death in 1468, he used his military prowess to thwart the efforts of the most powerful Empire in the world […]

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

The Brutal War between Vlad the Impaler the historical Dracula and the Turks in 1461-1462 The conflict between Dracula and the Turks in 1461-1462 was one of the key aspects of his principal reign as prince of Wallachia. This brief video provides an outline of the famous war Vlad the Impaler undertook to defend Christendom [...] Read More

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

The Ottoman Campaign against Vlad III Dracula 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 […]

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Another Dracula Book? Dracula’s Mistress by Carmen Ștefănescu

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

Have you ever thought that the blood of someone famous, whose name inspires, even nowadays, a feeling of admiration, or unease, or dread, may be flowing through your veins? No? I must admit that I hadn’t either, until I wrote the novel Dracula’s Mistress and, come to think of it, Dracula’s blood may flow through […]

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Codex Dracula – New Indie Comic Book Series by Viorel Moraru

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

It was a cold autumn evening, the trees were bare and the wind scattered the fallen leaves on the deserted street. I was only a child when I passed for the first time near the Tower of Vlad Dracula in the city of Târgoviște, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it. The Tower, like […]

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