Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476) known as Dracula, was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler. Who were his victims?
For most of his life, Vlad fought the Ottomans, who considered Wallachia as part of their empire. According to (most likely exaggerated) popular story, in 1462 Mehmed II retreated with his army after being sickened by the sight of 20,000 impaled corpses outside the Vlad's capital of Târgoviște.
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