Transylvania in popular culture

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Largely as a result of the success of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Transylvania has become a popular setting for gothic horror fiction, and most particularly vampire fiction.[1] In some later books and movies Stoker's Count Dracula was conflated with the historical Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad III the Impaler (1431–1476), who though most likely born in the Transylvanian city of Sighișoara, ruled over neighboring Wallachia.[2]



Bela Lugosi as Dracula

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  • A "Transylvania Polygnostic University", or "Trans Poly U", is featured, with some degree of prominence, in the webcomic Girl Genius.


  1. ^ Transylvania in fiction
  2. ^ Transyvania & Dracula
  3. ^ Universal Announces "Transylvania," Based on "Van Helsing"
  4. ^ Transylvania

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