Vlad The Impaler known also as Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known, using his patronymic, Vlad Dracula. Vlad III is seen as a folk hero in Romania as well as in other parts of Europe for his protection of the Romanians both north and south of the Danube.
Snagov Monastery, burial place of Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Vlad III, Dracula, Drakulya, or Tepes, was born in late 1431, in the citadel of Sighisoara, Transylvania, the son of Vlad II or Dracul, a military governor, appointed by Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. Vlad Dracul was also a knight in the Order of the Dragon, a secret fraternity created in 1387 by the Emperor, sworn to uphold Christianity and defend the read the rest here. http://www.vladtheimpaler.com/vlad_the_impaler_bio_001.htm
Vlad Dracul, Prince of Wallachia. Also known as Vlad the Impaler, He was the inspiration for Brahm Stoker's version of Dracula. He was a national hero in Romania for driving out the Turks but He was known to be cruel to his subjects. He impaled his victims on spears, and he lined their corpses on the wall of his huge dining hall.