Halloween Treat: A Night At Dracula’s Castle In Transylvania
Dracula’s castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.
Vlad the Impaler the Inspiration Behind Count Dracula
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Ludwig I (before 31 October 1412 – 23/24(?) September 1450 in Urach), Count of Württemberg. He was a son of count Eberhard IV and Henriette of Montbéliard. He reigned from 1419 until 1450.After the de...
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Tiberius (son of Justinian II)
Tiberius (Greek: Τιβέριος, Tiberios) was the only son of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II, and his only child by his second wife Theodora of Khazaria, whom he married ca. 704 whilst in exile amo...
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Halloween Treat: A Night At Dracula’s Castle In Transylvania
Dracula’s castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.
Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria
Blessed Tassilo III (c. 741 – c. 796) was duke of Bavaria from 748 to 788, the last of the house of the Agilolfings.Tassilo, then still an infant, began his rule as a Frankish ward under the tutelage ...
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Solomon, King of Hungary
Solomon, also Salomon (Hungarian: Salamon; 1053 – 1087) was King of Hungary from 1063. Being the elder son of Andrew I, he was crowned king in his father's lifetime in 1057 or 1058. However, ...
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Al-Muqtadir
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Yazdegerd III
Yazdegerd III or Yazdgerd III (Middle Persian: 𐭩𐭦𐭣𐭪𐭥𐭲𐭩 Yazdākird, meaning "made by God"; New Persian: یزدگرد), was the thirty-eighth and last king of the Sasanian Empire of Iran. His fathe...
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Edward III of England
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Gian Maria Visconti
Gian Maria Visconti (or Giovanni Maria ; 7 September 1388 – 16 May 1412) was the second Visconti Duke of Milan, the son of Gian Galeazzo Visconti and Caterina Visconti.
He assumed the title at th...
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Sancho III of Navarre
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Malcolm IV of Scotland
Malcolm IV (Mediaeval Gaelic: Máel Coluim mac Eanric; Modern Gaelic: Maol Chaluim mac Eanraig), nicknamed Virgo, "the Maiden" (between 23 April and 24 May 1141 – 9 December 1165), King ...
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Michael Asen I of Bulgaria
Michael II Asen of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Михаил II Асен), also called Miguel Asen I, ruled as emperor (tsar) of Bulgaria from 1246 to 1256. He was the son of Ivan Asen II and his third wife Irene Komn...
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Alfonso V of León
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Géza II of Hungary
Géza II (Hungarian: II. Géza; Croatian: Gejza II; Slovak: Gejza II; 1130 – 31 May 1162) was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1141. He was the oldest son of Béla the Blind an...
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Inge I of Norway
Inge Haraldsson (Old Norse: Ingi Haraldsson) (1135 – 3 February 1161) was king of Norway from 1136 to 1161. Inge’s reign fell within the start of the period known in Norwegian history as the civil war...
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Henry XIV, Duke of Bavaria
Henry XIV, duke of Bavaria (29 September 1305 – 1 September 1339), was duke of Lower Bavaria (also called Henry II).
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Alexios III of Trebizond
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Alexios II Komnenos
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Ermengol IX, Count of Urgell
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Sigebert III
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Alfonso VIII of Castile
Alfonso VIII (11 November 1155 – 5 October 1214), called the Noble or el de las Navas, was the King of Castile from 1158 to his death and King of Toledo. He is most remembered for his part in th...
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Frederick V, Duke of Swabia
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Petronilla of Aragon
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Henry I of Cyprus
Henry I of Cyprus, nicknamed the Fat, aka Henry of Lusignan or Henri I le Gros de Lusignan (May 3, 1217 – January 18, 1253 at Nicosia) was King of Cyprus from 1218 to 1253. He was the son of Hugh I of...
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Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor
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Svein Knutsson
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James II of Scotland
James II (Middle Scots: Iames Stewart; 16 October 1430 – 3 August 1460), who reigned as king of Scots from 1437 on, was the son of James I and Joan Beaufort. Nothing is known of his early life, ...
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