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Serbians claim Dracula

A Serbian historian claims Dracula is Serbian, not a Romanian from Transylvania according to the Serbian press.

Tabloid Kurir titled: "Count Dracula was Serbian," based on the words of the historian Jovan Deretic.

Deretic told the Serbian tabloid Kurir: "Dracula was 100 per cent Serbian! On his tomb stone it reads: 'Here lies Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), the God's servant' written in Serbian. What other proof do you want?"

British author Bram Stoker made the vampire from Transylvania famous in 1897, with his novel "Dracula". He was inspired by the character of a Romanian ruler, Vlad the Impaler, known for his cruelty to his enemies, whom he used to impale as an example to others. Vlad the Impaler (14311476) fought against the Ottoman Empire's expansion into the province of Vallachia (or Wallachia) which he ruled and which is now part of Romania.

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