During his reign, Stephen strengthened Moldavia and maintained its independence against the ambitions of Hungary, Poland, and the Ottoman Empire, which all sought to subdue the land. He achieved fame in Europe for his long resistance against the Ottomans. He was victorious in 46 of his 48 battles, and was one of the first to gain a decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Vaslui, after which Pope Sixtus IV deemed him verus christianae fidei athleta (true Champion of Christian…
Count Dracula's Legend and the history of Vlad the Impaler
The legend of Count Dracula and history of voivode Vlad the Impaler, the real-life hero who inspired the legend. Romania Tourism offers information regarding places to visit, historic facts. Travel brochures, maps and advice about Romania, Sighisoara (Transylvania), Poenari Fortress, Bran (Dracula's Castle), Borgo Pass.
Mircea cel Batran, domnitorul de la Rovine – De prin lume adunate
La 23 septembrie 1386 urca pe tronul Munteniei Mircea cel Batran, unul dintre cei mai straluciti voievozi romani, descendent din Basarab, fiul lui Radu, care va domni treizeci si doi de ani si se va dovedi un diplomat iscusit, un conducator de exceptie si un chivernisit gospodar de tara.