1047 First appearance of the word “upir” in a document referring to a Russian prince as “Upir Lichy”, or wicked vampire.
1196 William of Newburgh’s “Chronicles” is published, recording several stories of vampire-like tales around England.
1428 Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, is born.
1477 Vlad the Impaler is assassinated.
1484 The Malleus Maleficarium, also known as the witch hunter’s bible, is written by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger.
1560 Elizabeth Bathory is born.
1610 Elizabeth Bathory is convicted of killing several hundred girls and received life imprisonment.
1614 Elizabeth Bathory dies.
1645 Leo Allatius, a cleric of the Greek Church, wrote De quorundam Graecorum Opinationibus, which contains explanations of the vrykolakas.
1679 Phillip Rohr wrote De Mastication Mortuorum.
1727-1732 Arnold Paole unleashes his vampiric terror on the town of Meduegna.
1734 The word “vampyre” enters the English language.
1748 The first modern vampire poem, “Der Vampir”, is published.
1872 Vincenzo Verzeni is convicted of murdering two people and drinking their blood.
1892 The body of Mercy Brown is dug up and exhumed for suspicions of it being a vampire.
1897 Dracula by Bram Stoker is published in England.
1924 Fritz Haarmann, the Vampire of Hanover is arrested, tried and convicted of killing more than 20 people in a vampire-like fashion.