Region north ofthe Danube (q.v.) in modern Romania. The principality of Wallachia, founded ca. 1290, established close relations with Serbia and Bulgaria (qq.v.) in the 14th century. Wallachia's support of attempts to oppose the Ottomans (q.v.) ended in disastrous defeats at Kosovo in 1389, Nikopolis in 1396, and Varna in 1444 (qq.v.), and Wallachia was forced to pay tribute to the Ottomans. After the demise of Byzantium (q.v.), Vlad IV "the Impaler" (reigned 1448, 1456-1462, 1476), the historical Dracula, briefly restored Wallachia's independence.

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