Ya gotta give it to Ol Vlad. He knew how to deal with the Muslims. In the end, even he had to give it up.
Dracula means the "Son of the Dragon" I wonder how nasty his Ol man was. He was nasty because he was actually born into a poverty after they stripped authority from the family. So he went on his own personal crusade and gained it all back with vigor.
Nasty? I dunno, it seems as if they were all nasty back then if you dig into the history of the nobility in Europe and Russia..et al. Ivan the Terrible comes to mind.