Vampirism spreads throughout the Mediterranean Basin
Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago.The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin.The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters.
Tomb of the Vampires built in Giza, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the largest of the original Seven Wonders of the World that is basically still in tact. This pyramid is an architectural feat that cannot be duplicated with our modern technology and advanced knowledge. Many, including the Japanese, have tried to build a smaller pyramid to scale, but have not been successful.
Jesus heals vampires at Capernaum
Reign of Longinus, Rome's Vampire Emperor
During the early days of the Roman Empire, vampires were hunted and destroyed by an elite squad of the Legion. The Roman ability to control vampires was widely respected and made it easier for them to colonize farflung nations. Captured vampires were brought to the the Coliseum in Rome, where they fought lions, tigers and Christians in nighttime battles.
Slaughter of the Vampires
A frequent spectator at these contests was the young Emperor Longinus, who began his reign in AD 68 at the age of 17. Longinus' favorite was Brittanicus, who was captured in England in AD 65 and had developed a formidable record as a vampire-gladiator. Against the advice of his Praetorian bodyguards, Longinus had Brittanicus installed in a lavish suite inside the palace. One night, Longinus paid his guest a visit and the inevitable happened: Longinus was bitten and became Rome's first vampire emperor.
The vampire emperor's short reign over Rome was disastrous. The Praetorian Guards who had defended Longinus were expelled from the Palace, and vampires became protected throughout the Empire. Longinus and Brittanicus led other vampires on nightly hunting parties through the streets of Rome. Vampirism, which had previously been contained within Rome, exploded.
Facing a dire future, the expelled Praetorian Guards took it upon themselves to save the Empire. On a warm summer morning in AD 69, about a dozen Praetorians burst into the palace. The vampires, drowsy and bloated from the previous night's feast, were easy pickings and the Praetorians methodically dispatched them, saving Longinus for last. He was decapitated, and his head was stuck on a pole outside the city gates as a warning to any vampires who might want to venture into Rome.
Charlemagne defeats Quadilla the Vampire
Charlemagne led his army across the Alps into Italy. He followed the coast south and made camp along the Tiber River north of Rome, not far from the site of Quadilla's most recent assault
Upir", reference to Russian prince "Upir Lichy" or "Wicked Vampire".
First Crusade expels vampires from Jerusalem
"Chronicles" by William of Newburgh. About several stories of vampires in England.
Vlad Tepes (Vlad Dracula) was born.
Vlad Tepes was assassinated.
Heinrich Kramer's "The Malleus Maleficarium" Explaining how to kill a vampire.
Italian scientist Ludovico Fatinelli burned at the stake for suggesting a biological cause for vampirism in his "Treatise on Vampires"
During the Middle Ages, the scientific study of vampirism was tangled up in religious notions of good versus evil. Vampires were the Devil's foot soldiers, and victims of vampirism were thought to have had some sort of moral failing which left them vulnerable to attack. The large number of prostitute-victims was held up as proof of this. The church, at perhaps the zenith of its power, had a vested interest in keeping this notion afloat, as nervous worshipers tended to spend more time in church and give more money. But the dawn of the Renaissance gave rise to a number of visionary scientists who, at their own peril, began to question previous assumptions about vampirism. And one of them, an Italian named Ludovico Fatinelli, paid for it with his life.
Countess Elizabeth Bathory is born.
The Ship of the Dead brings vampires to the New World
The voyage of the British merchant ship Cormorant from Portsmouth, England, to the Caribbean island of Nevis had special meaning for Andrew Oglethorpe. After ten years as a sailor, Oglethorpe had decided to call it quits and live out his days as a fisherman in the British West Indies. And so, on June 15, 1607, the night before his last voyage, Oglethorpe set up shop in a Portsmouth pub and drank to his good fortune.More
Bathory is convicted of torturing and murdering hundreds of girls. Her sentence is life imprisonment.
Bathory dies in her closet of her castle.
"De Masticatione Mortuorum" a vampire text by Phillip Rohr.
The word "vampire" in English text.
"Der Vampir", a vampire poem.
Lord Byron's "The Giaour", where a vampire appears.
John Polidori's "The Vampyre"
Abraham (Bram) Stoker is born.
Haussman destroys Paris' Vampire Quarter; rebuilds city
The first half of the Nineteenth Century saw a population explosion in European cities. The rural poor and dispossessed flooded urban centers looking for work, and in the process created overcrowded slums rife with disease, crime...and vampirism.More
Copper Creek Seige in California prompts formation of Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
Vampires arrived in the United States with the first European settlers and followed the general population shifts of Americans in the early days of the Republic. During this time, fighting vampires was a task left to individual bounty hunters and local militias known as the Vampire National Guard. As the country grew and became increasingly urbanized, a more ambitious vampire abatement program became necessary. The Copper Creek Seige of 1855, in which vampires took over an entire California mining town, underscored the country's need for an organized, well-trained force to combat the growing plague.
In Italy, Vincenzo Verzeni is convicted of two murders and drinking their blood.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic novella "Carmilla" was published.
New York Vampire riots
Steketee's Vampire Rights movement in France
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" was published.
Vampire population hits one million worldwide
"The Vampire of Hanover" Fritz Haarman is convicted of killing more than 20 people in a vampire crime spree.
Bela Lugosi's "Dracula" movie was released.
Carl Theodore Dreyer's "Vampyr" movie is released.
"Dracula's Daughter" movie is released.
U. S. President Franklin Roosevelt unveils Zozobra Project.
The Zozobra Project was an attempt to bring an end to several millenia of vampire activity by developing a vaccine for the virus.
"Son of Dracula" movie is released (starring Lon Chaney).
New Mexico auto mechanic Joe Valdez becomes first successful recipient of the vampire vaccine
The virus was injected into a chicken egg, the fluid was then removed from that egg and then injected it into another egg, and the process was repeated about a dozen times. In doing this, were able to weaken the virus, but not so much that it failed to stimulate antibody production.
U.S "Count Dracula Society" founded by Donald Reed.
Lazo Disaster in Siberia, UN passes resolution banning vampire blood research
After the development of the vampire vaccine, the United States and the Soviet Union began pouring enormous resources into vampire research. The stakes were great, as it was thought that the keys to immortality lay in vampire DNA. The Soviets based their research at a secret lab outside the small village of Lazo in Siberia.
Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicle "Interview with the Vampire" is published.
"Dracula" remake (starring Frank Langella).
Richard Chase commits suicide in prison (The Dracula Killer of Sacramento).
Anne Rice's "The Vampire Lestat" is published.
President Reagan lifts ban on vampire and zombie blood research
Methuselah Project initiated at the Santa Rosa Institute
Anne Rice's "The Queen of the Damned" is published.
The Australian "Lesbian Vampire Killer" Tracey Wigginton. She has killed an inebriated man by stabbing him 27 times, nearly severing his head and then drinking his blood. She received life imprisonment.
Vampire: The Masquerade game created by White Wolf.
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" movie (starring Gary Oldman)
"Interview with a Vampire" movie (starring Brad Pitt)
"Kindred- the Embraced" airs on TV.
In Murray, Kentucky, a Vampire clan formed.
"Blade" movie (starring Wesley Snipes).
"Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" series airs on TV (starring Sarah Michelle Gellar)
"Vittorio, the Vampire", by Anne Rice.
" Vampire High " first aired
"Blade 2" movie (starring Wesley Snipes)
"30 Days of Night" movie is released.
TV series "True Blood" on HBO.
"Twilight" movie (starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart)
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (starring Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner).
"The Vampire Diaries" air on TV (starring Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley)