- Early years
Vlad was very likely born in the citadel (a military
fortress) of Sighişoara, Transylvania in 1431. He was
born as the second son to his father Vlad Dracul and his
mother Princess Cneajna of Moldavia.
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He had an older
brother named Mircea and a younger brother named Radu
the Handsome. Although his native country was Wallachia
to the south, the family lived in exile in Transylvania
as his father had been ousted by pro-Ottoman boyars.
the same year as his birth, his father, Vlad Dracul,
could be found in Nuremberg, where he was vested into
the Order of the Dragon. At the age of five, young "Vlad"
was also initiated into the Order of the Dragon.
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Biography - Early years