Da li ste znali da je prvi svetski priznati vampir bio Srbin Petar Blagojevic, koji je u Srbiji ziveo krajem 17-og i pocetkom 18-veka? Srbija je tada bila pod upravom Austrije. Vampir je jedina srpska rec, koja je opstepriznata i prihvacena u celom svetu.
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. Vampires had already been discussed in German literature. After Austria gained control of northern Serbia and Oltenia in 1718, officials noted the local practice of exhuming bodies and "killing vampires". These reports, prepared between 1725 and 1732, received widespread publicity.
The English term was derived (possibly via French vampyre) from the German Vampir, in turn thought to be derived in the early 18th century from the Serbian вампир/vampir.
Peter Plogojowitz (Serbian form: Petar Blagojević/Петар Благојевић; died 1725) was a Serbian peasant who was believed to have become a vampire after his death and to have killed nine of his fellow villagers. The case was one of the earliest, most sensational and most well documented cases of vampire hysteria. It was described in the report of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an official of the Austrian administration, who witnessed the staking of Plogojowitz.
Moram da priznam da je ovo za mene novo. Nisam znao da su vampiri potekli iz Srbije.