Very special relations were between Vlad the Impaler and the Saxon merchants from the cities of Sibiu and Brasov. The Saxons were brought to the south of Transylvania in the 12th and 13th centuries, in order to defend the borders with Wallachia, but also for colonizing the lands. Famous merchants, they had always benefited of commercial privileges. But in the year 1459 Vlad began a policy of protecting the merchants from Wallachia, which caused the conflict with the Saxons. This conflict was stressed by the fact that the Saxons always supported other claimants to the throne of Wallachia. One of these claimants, Dan the 3rd, was forced by Vlad to dig his own grave and then was beheaded and thrown into it. In his campaign against the merchants from Brasov, Vlad burnt the city and impaled them on the hills around.
Vlad Dracula came from the German Saxon area Sighisoara where he was born , Sibiu were the Gyspies and his noble estate and Brasov where Caste Bran that was built by the Teutonic Knight Vlad III Dracula both from the House of Basarab and Teutonic Knight and He was a Jewish-Gypsy Tartar which just kill the Nazi Aryan theory about Jews and Gypsies.
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