Sultan Murad II was the ruler of the Ottoman Empire. He and his armies invade the small country of Wallachia (now part of the modern country of Romania). In 1444 A.D., the king of Wallachia Vlad Dracul and his son Radu and Vlad II went to the Ottoman Empire, where they planned to negotiate for peace. They were ambushed en route by agents of Murad, who held the sons captive, forcing Vlad the Elder to favor Turkey. This eventually led John Hunyadi and Vlad's other advisers to revolt against him, killing him and his son Mircea Dracula. After five years of torture, Radu had died in captivity, but Vlad was able to escape.[1]

In 1459 A.D., Vlad had become king of the vampires and lured Murad into a trap. Dracula's female followers took out Murad's men while Dracula killed Murad personally. After feeding upon on Murad, Dracula tossed Murad's lifeless body to his men.[1]

  • Murad is based on the real life person, Sultan Murad II of the Ottoman Empire. In real life, Murad II died in 1451 during a military campaign in Eastern Europe. In late 1450, Murad II led a failed siege of the Castle of Kruje, in an effort to defeat his rival Skanderbeg/George Castriot, Lord of Albania. Murad fell ill in the winter of 1450-1451, and had to call of the campaign and be transported back to his capital Edirne (Adrianople). He died in early February, 1451 due to his illness. He was about 47-years-old at the time of death.
  • Murad II was the father of Mehmed II/Mehmed the Conqueror (1432-1481, reigned 1444-1446, 1451-1481). Mehmed is famous for conquering Constantinople (Istanbul) and the last remnants of the Byzantine Empire, uniting much of Anatolia and the Balkans under his control (through a series of conquests), and leading an unsuccessful invasion of the Italian Peninsula (by the time of his death, he had captured a single Italian city: Otranto.) The real-life Mehmed II and Vlad Tepes ("Dracula", son of the Dragon) spend much of their reigns warring against each other. Vlad is thought to have died in combat in late 1476 or early 1477, with some tales reporting that he was killed in a friendly fire incident. Mehmed died after a sudden illness in 1481, with tales of the time suggesting that he was poisoned.

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