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Most famous vampire in literary history

Dracula is a 1897 novel from author Bram Stoker. He modeled the character after Graf Vlad Draculea, also notoriously known as “Vlad the Impaler." He is believed to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians (political rivals, criminals, and anyone that he considered "useless to humanity"), mainly by impaling. The castle in which Dracula lived was based on the Bran Castle, situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia.