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Encyclopedia > Basarab II

Basarab II was a ruler of the principality of Wallachia, (1442-1443).

Preceded by:
Prince of Wallachia
Followed by:
Vlad II Dracul

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Vlad II Dracul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (637 words)
Although Vlad II was in favor with the Roman Catholic Church, he is known to have murdered members of the rival royal House of Dăneşti, a not-so-distant relation to his own father's House of Basarab.
Although Vlad II was a successful general, accomplished ruler, and ordained medieval royalty, he is best known for the exploits of his son, Vlad III.
This connotation was not meant to be demeaning, but to be similar to the aura of fierceness granted to Edward, son of Edward III of England, by his nickname, "The Black Prince".
Upir Tomb -- Head Huntress (3304 words)
Under this interpretation Vlad II Dracul becomes Vlad II, the Dragon and his son, Vlad III Dracula, becomes Vlad III, the Son of the Dragon.There is some confusion in the secondary sources concerning Dracula's exact title.
In 1443 Vlad II regained the Wallachian throne with Turkish support, on the condition that he sign a new treaty with the sultan that included not only the customary annual tribute but the promise to yearly send contingents of Wallachian boys to join the sultans Janissaries.
Hunyadi demanded that Vlad II fulfill his oath as a member of the Order of the Dragon and a vassal of Hungary and join the crusade against the Turks.
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