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Overview

Transylvania is a historical region in today's central Romania. Bound on the east and south the Carpathian Mountains. Transylvania historical regions are now part of the modern Romanian counties of Crișana and Maramureș, and Banat.[citation needed] It is home to the largest concentration of Vampires on the planet.[citation needed]

History

Middle Ages

After being banned from Spain by the Deacons, Diablo traveled through Europe and found a new home in Transylvania, where he met a new master and newer ways to improve his dark studies, becoming a notable master in mysterious arts of scholomantics.[1]

15th century

After being captured by Turac and being turned into a vampire, Dracula cut a bloody path in the area and claimed Castle Dracula as his main headquarters.[2]

Ottoman Empire and Hungary

Transylvania became a principality of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, it was then incorporated to Hungary at the end of the 17th century.[citation needed]

19th century

Diablo worked in Transylvania, until he was entombed within his citadel.[3]

Romania

Transylvania joined Romania (formed by the merging of Moldavia and Wallachia in 1918.[2]

World War II

While Romania allied with the Nazis to counter the USSR, Dracula helped defend Transylvania against them.[2]

Modern Age

In 1961,[4] Transylvania was invaded by a group of aliens claiming to be "Martians", who were soon driven away by Vandoom's Monster.[5]

In modern days, Castle Dracula has been renovated into a tourist locale, still secretly used by Dracula.[2]

Diablo kidnapped the Wasp to have Goliath help him generate an army of Dragon Men, but they were both rescued by the Avengers and Hercules.[6]

Points of Interest

Residents

Former residents

Notes

  • Diablo has his castle headquarters in Transylvania. The Avengers and the Fantastic Four have both travelled there to defeat his fiendish plots.
  • Despite being part of Romania,[8][9] it is sometimes presented as separate in maps.[10]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Fantastic Four Vol 3 #35
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, history
  3. Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, superhuman residents
  4. 4.0 4.1 Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, extraterrestrial relations
  5. Tales to Astonish #17; Vandoom
  6. Avengers #42
  7. Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, domestic superhumans
  8. Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, places of interest
  9. Avengers Vol 8 #10
  10. Marvel Atlas #1; Romania's entry, map
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