"This man (Vlad Dracul) and his brother had fled when John the Getan (Hunyadi), ruler of the Paeonians and Dacians, had come in with a considerable force and had killed their father and given the governorship to another man. The father of the present Sultan had then welcomed these two fugitives who fled to him. He very nobly nourished them in the palace while they were yet young boys, and on his death he left them to the Sultan his son. He, too, brought them up with great care and honor, and provided for them royally".
Michael Critoboulos (Greek politician, scholar and historian)