How long was Vlad the Impaler in leadership?
He was ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462
Vlad tepes was known as Vlad the impaler through his own country of Romania and by his enemies the Turks ect.. It was more like a nickname, something to better his image or in this scare, to strike fear into those who heard and said his name. Like his brother radu was also known as 'Radu the Handsome'. These nickname often come from their personalities, like Ivan the terrible, or Vlad the impaler.