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The Transylvanian vampire in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897). The name is a variant of Drakula, Dragwlya, names given to Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-century prince of Wallachia renowned for his cruelty.

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Bram Stoker (1847—1912) novelist and theatre manager

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