Members of the Drăculeşti line
Members of the Drăculeşti line who held the throne of Wallachia include the following:
Vlad II Dracul
1436-1442, 1443-1447; son of Mircea cel Bătrân
1442; son of Vlad II
Vlad III Drăculea
1448, 1456-1462, 1476; son of Vlad II
Radu cel Frumos
1462-1473, 1474; son of Vlad II
1481, 1482-1495; son of Vlad II
Radu cel Mare
1495-1508; son of Vlad Călugărul
Mihnea cel Rău
1508-1509; son of Vlad III
Mircea III Dracul
1510; son of Mihnea cel Rău
Vlad cel Tânăr
1510-1512; son of Vlad Călugărul
Radu de la Afumaţi
1522-1523, 1524, 1524-1525, 1525-1529; son of Radu cel Mare
1523-1524; son of Radu cel Mare
1530-1532; son of Vlad cel Tânăr
Vlad Vintilă de la Slatina
1532-1534, 1534-1535; son of Radu cel Mare
1534, 1535-1545; son of Radu cel Mare
1545-1552, 1553–1554, 1558-1559; son of Radu cel Mare
Pătraşcu cel Bun
1554-1558; son of Radu Paisie
Petru cel Tânăr
1559-1568; son of Mircea Ciobanul
Alexandru II Mircea
1568-1574, 1574-1577; son of Mircea III Dracul
1574; son of Pătraşcu cel Bun
1577-1583, 1585-1591; son of Alexandru II Mircea
1583-1585; son of Pătraşcu cel Bun
1593-1600; possibly a son of Pătraşcu cel Bun
80 Petru Mitchell Mitchell
(Peter Earring) 1583 - 1585 Draculesti son of Petru Patrascu cel Bun
1583-1585; son of Pătraşcu cel Bun
Known as one of the most dreaded enemies of the Ottoman Empire, Vlad Dracula started organizing the state, the army, the law, applying death penalty by impaling all those he considered enemies: highwaymen, robbers, beggars, cunning priests, treacherous noblemen, usurper Saxons, who tried to replace him either by his cousin Dan cel Tanar (Dan the Young) or by his natural brother Vlad Calugarul (Vlad the Monk).
Count Dracula is also a Genuine Ancestor of Prince William
* Prince William
* Prince Charles
* Elizabeth II
* George VI
* Mary of Teck
* Francis, Duke of Teck
* Klaudia Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
* Countess Ágnes Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
* Baron Gergely Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
* Baroness Ágnes Kendeffy de Malmoviz
* Katalin KUN de OSDOLA
* Kristina (Christiana) RACZ de GALGO
* Peter (Petru) RACZ de GALGO
* Adam RACZ de GALGO
* Zamphira Logofat de SZAZSEBES (Female) (Zamphira=Vampire)
* Stanka (Stanca) BASARAB of WALLACHIA (Female)
* Mircea The Shepherd (Voivode) of VALACHIA (Male)
* Radu cel Mare Radu IV `the Great' (Voivode) of VALACHIA
* Vlad Călugărul - brother of Vlad the Impaler
* Vlad II Dracul
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For the commune, see Brâncoveneşti, Mureş.
The Craiovești (Romanian pronunciation: [krai̯oˈveʃt̪ʲ]), later Brâncovenești ([brɨnkoveˈneʃt̪ʲ]), were a boyar family in Wallachia who gave the country several of its Princes and held the title of Ban of Oltenia (whether of Strehaia or Craiova) for ca. 60 years.
The first member to rise to prominence was a certain Neagoe, a member of the Sfat who became Ban of Strehaia under Basarab Ţepeluş cel Tânăr (sometime after 1477). His son Pârvu Craiovescu (d. 1512), a Great Vornic, was the father of Neagoe Basarab – who became Prince of Wallachia in 1512 after replacing Vlad cel Tânăr (who had begun opposing the family's political influence); in the late 15th century, the Craiovești had been a leading and extremely rich dynasty, virtually independent rulers of Oltenia, regional allies of the Ottoman Empire in front of princely authority, builders of churches on Mount Athos, and administrators of the Ottoman customs in Vidin (present-day Bulgaria). After an Ottoman occupation in the early 1520s convinced the Craioveşti to rally behind their Prince Radu de la Afumaţi, their agreement with Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent brought about Radu's defeat and submission.
The Oltenian line of succession of the Craiovești was ended by Vlad Înecatul, who used this as a means to quell boyar rebellions.
Through the closely related Brâncovenești, the family once again rose to the throne: first with Matei Basarab (ruled 1632–1654), and a second time with Constantin Brâncoveanu (ruled 1688–1714). Although also related to the Cantacuzino family, the Brâncovenești entered a bloody feud with the latter, centered on mutual denounciations for treason to the Ottoman overlord – in reality, Prince Constantin Brâncoveanu's secret negotiations with the Habsburg Monarchy and Peter the Great's Imperial Russia were continued (after his execution in Constantinople) by his rival and successor Ştefan Cantacuzino.
The latter's downfall brought the establishment of Phanariote rules, enforced as a measure of security by Sultan Ahmed III. The Brâncovenești-Cantacuzino conflict is mirrored in Dimitrie Cantemir's Historia Hieroglyphica (a work which takes the Cantacuzinos' side).
Members of the family remained present in the political life of Wallachia throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, and were seated in the Divan among the few pro-Russian boyar families. Ban Grigore Brâncoveanu was the leader of the regency council after the death of Prince Alexander Soutzos (in 1821) – he approached the nationalist leader of Oltenian pandurs, Tudor Vladimirescu, in an attempt to block Scarlat Callimachi's ascension to the throne, thus providing the context for the anti-Phanariote uprising of that year (he also welcomed Russian occupation during the War of 1828–1829).
Its last representative, Zoe Brâncoveanu, born Mavrocordatos and adopted by Ban Grigore in 1820, married Prince Gheorghe Bibescu – despite their divorce, the patrimony (of Basarab-Brâncoveanu) was passed on to the Bibescu family through the son of Gheorghe and Zoe, Prince Grégoire Bibesco-Bassaraba (the father of Anna de Noailles).
There is long Fued in between Dracula family who now the Cantacuzino family and Brâncovenești who with Ottoman who the House of Draculesti mortal eniemies. The Saxon who were Dracula ally even Dracula turn on some The Saxon still support Dracula Cousin Dan Cel Tanar of his blood brother Calugarul or the Monk. His family came The Draculesti family of and Basarab Royal Court from Targoviste. Solemia(Stankov or Stankovich) Mitchell family came from the member of the Cantacuzino family from Prahova Valley in Targoviste Romania. Targoviste was the Capital of the Boyars originally and the Basarab Royal Court in Dracula time in the 14th and 16th Century. The descend of Draculesti or Cantacuzino and Branconvenesti continue to the 18th Century when the Brancovenesti sides with the Russian and the Russian free the Gypsies including Rudari Tigana de Casa of the gypsies slaves with Draculesti Cantacuzino blood.
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