20 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Vlad Dracula

20. He was a Medieval Prince

As mentioned above, he was actually Vlad the III, so there were two other Vlads before him. Anyway, Vlad was the first son born to Vlad the II Dracul, who was the son of Mircea the Elder. Both Vlad’s father and grandfather were voivodes, or war lords in Transylvania. So, being a kick-ass dude was pretty much in Vlad’s blood. As far as his mother is concerned, historians don’t have the details on that. She may have been Princess Cneajna of Moldavia, but Vlad’s dad was also a bit of a player and he had a number of mistresses, and I don’t think they could just call up Maury to find out!
20. He was a Medieval Prince