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Bram Stoker

Novelist Bram Stoker

Profession: Novelist


Why Famous: Author of the 1897 Gothic novel Dracula which drew inspiration from Vlad the Impaler.

Born: November 8, 1847
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: April 20, 1912 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1878-12-04 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Historical Events

  • 1897-05-18 "Dracula" by Irish author Bram Stoker is published by Archibald Constable and Company in London
  • 1922-03-04 1st vampire film Nosferatu premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

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