Many kings and aristocrats are famous throughout history for their brutality and spooky hobbies like bloodbathing, picketing stakes, or hanging their heads on saddles.
According to Live Science, Vlad III Dracula (1431 – 1476), the 15th century prince of Wallachia (now Romania) is even scarier than the bloodsucking vampire character in his inspired stories. The prince was raised in Romania, but spent many years in the Ottoman Empire (medieval Turkey) as a political hostage to King Murad II.
Although Vlad III was treated fairly by his captives and taught a lot of fighting skills, he was very averse to the Ottomans. Some historians claim that Vlad devised a formidable torture – chasing enemies through piles – during his years in Ottoman captivity.
Soon after Vlad’s return to Wallachia, King Murad II led the invaders. Upon entering the capital, Murad II caught a gruesome scene: Ottoman POWs stabbed through a stake, a method of psychological warfare that Vlad used to demoralize his enemies in terms of military strength. limit.
Countess of Bathory
The Countess of Bathory was a noblewoman living in the 16th century, nicknamed the Countess of the Vampires, Bathory could have murdered hundreds of young girls.
Bathory often attracts young peasant girls and girls of lower ranks to enter the castle as maids or to study rituals. She or her subordinate trusts, maims and even bites the girls in the face, then leaves them to starve. Legend has it that Bathory often bathed in the blood of his victims and believed this would help him maintain a youthful appearance. Bathory’s actions didn’t end until the guards caught her torturing and murdering her.
Despite her cruelty, the Countess of Bathory experienced a relatively peaceful death compared to many victims. After being imprisoned in the tower of his castle, in 1614 Bathory complained of coldness and died the next morning.
Attila (406 – 453), nicknamed “The whip of God”, is the seen Zen, or king of the Hungarian Empire. Its frequent attacks in the 5th century helped accelerate the fall of the Roman Empire.
Attila murdered his biological brother Bleda to monopolize the Zen throne. When raging, it often forces the heads of defeated enemies into the saddle. During his reign, Attila turned more than 70 cities into ruins and caused the deaths of a million people.
Attila died on the wedding day. According to the 6th century historian Jordanes, Attila drank a lot of alcohol on D-Day and suffered from nosebleeds. He was too drunk to notice and drowned in his own blood.