Sep 22, 2008

Eleonore von Schwarzenberg - Inspiration for Dracula?

The History Channel will present a documentary on Princess Eleonore von Schwarzenberg who some believe inspired Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Scheduled dates are Oct. 15 and 16.
"Everyone knows the grim story of Count Dracula an aristocratic demon hunting for fresh human lifeblood, who strikes unsuspecting mortals at night. Is it a legend from medieval Romania or an interpretation by a writer of horror stories in Victorian England?
Now archaeologists, historians and forensic scientists can reveal the truth. The vampire story as we know it is not modeled on a medieval count from Transylvania but rather on the fate of a Bohemian princess from the early 18th century."

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