Illustrations of Vlad Dracula from German Manuscripts - This image depicts an engraving of Vlad Dracula (Vlad III) and the way he reportedly impaled people whom he conquered. It is from a German-language pamphlet, published in Strasbourg, in 1500. (Hupfuff 1500: GW12530).
Ceremonial sword of the Order of the Dragon, c. 1433, displayed at the Neue Burg Museum, Vienna, Austria. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Țepeș), the figure who inspired Dracula, was a member of the Order.