Vlad the Impaler. Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), was a member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab , also known, using his patronymic , as (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) Dracula . He was posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler ( Romanian : Vlad Țepeș , pronounced [ˈvlad ˈt͡sepeʃ] ), and was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia , ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans. Vlad's nickname of Țepeș (" Impaler ")…
Vâlcea are două „Meteore” – sfintele mănăstiri Arnota şi Vârful Romani - Ramnicu Valcea Week
Puţină lume ştie că Vâlcea deţine cel mai mare patrimoniu naţional de mănăstiri şi schituri fiind pe drept cuvânt numit acest ţinut şi Athosul Românie. Dar, şi mai puţină lume cunoaşte faptul că la Vâlcea, avem două „Meteore”. Adică două mănăstiri absolut divine care sunt proiecţiile raiului pe pământ. Sunt două mânăstiri ridicate pe culme de munte, mănăstiri care strâpung [...]
Dacian King Decebalus. • When Trajan came to power, he invaded Dacia to weaken its threat to Roman border territory. Decebalus was defeated. He remained in power as a client king, but continued to assert his independence, leading to a final and overwhelming Roman invasion in 105. Trajan reduced the Dacian capital Sarmizegetusa in 106, absorbing Dacia into the Empire. Decebalus committed suicide to avoid capture.