Vlad II was born #onthisday, 30th August 1400 A.D. also known as Vlad Dracul, he was a Duke of Wallachia. Vlad reigned from the years of 1436-1552 A.D. and in 1443-1447 A.D. Vlad was the father of Mircea II and Vlad Calugarul, Vlad III Dracula who is remembered as Vlad the Impaler and the Radu II the beautiful.
Vlad had received his surname in 1431 A.D. from joining the order of the Dragon ( Dracul). By the king of Sigismund of Hungary. This was part of a plan to curry for political favour of the Catholic Church to aid in protecting the Wallachia against the Ottoman Empire.