Following family traditions and due to his old hatred
towards the Ottomans, Vlad decided to side with the
To the end of the 1450s there was once again
talk about a war against the Turks, in which the king of
Hungary Matthias Corvinus would play the main role.
Knowing this, Vlad stopped paying tribute to the
Ottomans in 1459 and around 1460 made a new alliance
The Vampire's Kiss by
This angered the Turks, who attempted to
remove him. They failed, however; later in the winter of
1461 to 1462 Vlad crossed south of the Danube and
devastated the area between Serbia and the Black Sea.
Dracula - Vlad III the Impaler - Sultan