Vlad the Impaler's wives
Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler's wives

WivesLittle is know of his first wife, who committed suicide, but history reveals more about the second wife of Vlad Tepes, Ilona Szilagy, it is believed that she was the sister of Matei Corvin (Matthias Corvinus). In 1462, Matthias had imprisoned Vlad the Impaler for twelve years, most of which were spent in the palace of Visegrad and was where Ilona had met the prince of Wallachia. After his release from imprisonment, they married and had two sons, one named Vladislav IV and the other thought to be named Mircea. Vlad the Impaler himself already had an illigitimate son before her with an unknown woman, probably a Transylvanian woman.

His name was Mihail and had become known later in life as Mihnea the Bad. It was then his involvement into Vlad the Impaler's life that Matthias decided to take some action against the Turks since Vlad the Impaler was known to be an avid crusader against them. 

Some say that the ghosts of Vlad the Impaler and his wife can still be seen by those game enough to spend a night at the eerie castle.