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  • 12th century

    • 1142: All of these perished from lack of supplies after a Vampire fleet wiped out the starport in 1142. - Malory (world), Traveller_wikia.
    • 1145: A Vampire Fleet announced its visit to the system in 1145 with nuclear airbursts that destroyed the capitol and most other population centers. - Fosfog (world), Traveller_wikia.
    • 1191: Bail 4 managed to avoid infection by Virus during the Collapse and successfully resisted attacks by vampire fleet until 1191, when a concerted attack by two separate vampire fleets overcame the ground-based PAD system and captured both the starport and the scout base. - Bail 4 (world), Traveller_wikia.
  • 15th century

    • 1453: Born in 1453, the niece of explorer Amerigo Vespucci seemed to cast a spell on the leading men of Florentine society. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1459: Varnae reigned as the unchallenged leader of Earth's vampires for many thousands of years before ceding the title and position to Vlad Dracul in the year 1459. - Vampires, Marvel_wikia.
  • 17th century

    • 1616: Italian scientist Ludovico Fatinelli published his Treatise on Vampires, in which he speculated that vampirism was caused by a microscopic pathogen. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1645: He included the first methodical discussion of vampires, in De Graecorum hodie quorundam opinationibus ("On certain modern opinions among the Greeks"). - Leo Allatius, Wikipedia.
    • 1688: Nephilis was born in present-day Germany in 1688 and grew up in a world of privilege as Wolrad, Count of Ottweiler. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
  • 18th century

    • 1715: Wolrad's libidinous pursuits finally landed him in real trouble in 1715, when he was turned by a vampiric prostitute. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1718: After Austria gained control of northern Serbia and Oltenia in 1718, officials noted the local practice of exhuming bodies and "killing vampires". - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1721: The panic began with an outbreak of alleged vampire attacks in East Prussia in 1721 and in the Habsburg Monarchy from 1725 to 1734, which spread to other localities. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1721: The panic began with an outbreak of alleged vampire attacks in East Prussia in 1721 and in the Habsburg Monarchy from 1725 to 1734, which spread to other localities. - Vampire folklore by region, Wikipedia.
    • 1725: These reports, prepared between 1725 and 1732, received widespread publicity. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1730: It became specially prevalent in Hungary between the years 1730 and 1735, whence all Europe was filled with reports of the exploits of vampires. - Vampire, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1734: The Oxford English Dictionary dates the first appearance of the word vampire in English from 1734, in a travelogue titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen published in the Harleian Miscellany in 1745. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1734: The bats were named after the folkloric vampire rather than vice versa; the Oxford English Dictionary records their folkloric use in English from 1734 and the zoological not until 1774. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1734: Several treatises were written on the subject, among which may be mentioned Ranft's De masticatione mortuorum in tumulis (1734) and Calmet's Dissertation on the Vampires of Hungary, translated into English in 1750. - Vampire, 1911encyclopedia.
    • 1744: Their investigation puts them on the trail of Armand Tesla, a former Romanian scientist who became a vampire after his death in 1744 because of his obsession with the supernatural. - The Return of the Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1746: Dom Augustine Calmet, a well-respected French theologian and scholar, put together a comprehensive treatise in 1746, which was ambiguous concerning the existence of vampires. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1746: His treatise written in 1746 ambiguously considered the possibility of the existence of vampires although not stating it explicitly. - Antoine Augustin Calmet, Wikipedia.
    • 1755: In the year 1755 Gerard van Swieten was sent by Empress Maria Theresa to Moravia to investigate the situation relating to vampires. - Gerard van Swieten, Wikipedia.
    • 1767: Redbeard was born James Wyatt around 1767 in London, England. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1793: When England declared war on France in 1793, Wyatt had the Carcass retooled for battle and offered his services as a privateer for the Royal Navy. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1795: But Wyatt's days of service to the English crown came to an end in the summer of 1795, when he was bitten by a vampire outside a waterfront pub in Gibraltar. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1795: By the fall of 1795, he had set himself up in a ruined castle in the shoulders of a protected harbor along the Algerian coast in north Africa. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1795: As the only survivor of one of the last attacks by the legendary vampire-pirate Redbeard, Hensleigh was indeed a lucky man: between the years 1795 and 1797, Redbeard and his crew killed an estimated 500 sailors and paralyzed shipping on the Mediterranean. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1796: Throughout 1796, his raids grew more and more devastating, and all of Europe started feeling the effects. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1797: In early 1797, Redbeard and his men scored their biggest coup yet when they took control of a 74-gun frigate belonging to the British Navy. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
  • 19th century

    • 1800s: Drawing on past works such as The Vampyre and "Carmilla", Stoker began to research his new book in the late 1800s, reading works such as The Land Beyond the Forest (1888) by Emily Gerard and other books about Transylvania and vampires. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1819: Such fiction began with eighteenth century poetry and continued with nineteenth century short stories, the first and most influential of which was John Polidori's The Vampyre (1819), featuring the vampire Lord Ruthven. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1845: Varney the Vampire was a landmark popular mid-Victorian era gothic horror story by James Malcolm Rymer (alternatively attributed to Thomas Preskett Prest), which first appeared from 1845 to 1847 in a series of pamphlets generally referred to as penny dreadfuls because of their inexpensive price and typically gruesome contents. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1847: The vampire theme continued in penny dreadful serial publications such as Varney the Vampire (1847) and culminated in the pre-eminent vampire novel of all time: Dracula by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1847: The story was published in book form in 1847 and runs to 868 double-columned pages. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1867: But when the Canadian Confederation Act of 1867 brought the western lands under Canada's control, the Hudson's Bay Company pulled out, leaving the region in a state of disorder. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1870s: By the early 1870s, Fort Blood had grown into a formidable problem, paralyzing regional trade and settlement and poisoning sensitive relations between the local Indian tribes and the new Canadian government. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1872: The plot itself seems to be loosely modeled after the 1872 vampire novella, Carmilla. - Let's Scare Jessica to Death, Wikipedia.
    • 1874: 400 men were recruited and trained in vampire combat, and in July of 1874, they left their compound at Fort Manitoba for the long trek west. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1882: However, the frontier nature of the west ensured that the Specials remained busy, especially during the periods from 1882 to 1885, when the railroad was under construction, and 1896 to 1899, during the Klondike Gold Rush. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1891: In the summer of 1891, young painter Lucien Steketee arrived in Paris from a small village in Brittany to find a city energized by bold artists breaking free of the confines of Impressionism. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1892: The most famous, and most recently recorded, case of suspected vampirism is that of nineteen-year-old Mercy Brown, who died in Exeter, Rhode Island in 1892. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1892: In July of 1892, a vampire suggested to him that Paris' underground catacombs, with their stacks of skulls and bones, would be a more atmospheric backdrop for the portrait; Steketee foolishly followed him there and was set upon by a hunting pack. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • December 12, 1892: Early on the morning of December 12th, 1892, a terrified girl arrived in the police station claiming that she had narrowly escaped the clutches of a vampire. - Vampires, Althistory_wikia.
    • 1897: However, it is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and which provided the basis of modern vampire fiction. - Vampire, Wikipedia.
    • 1897: The first chapter of the book was omitted when it was published in 1897, but it was released in 1914 as Dracula's Guest.[146] - Vampire, Wikipedia.
  • 20th century

  • 21st century

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