Thomas Jefferson was mortified of public speaking and delivered every State of the Union address to Congress in handwritten form. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il once kidnapped a South Korean film director and his wife and held them hostage until they escaped eight years later. Mehmet the Conquerer was only 21 years old when he conquered the city of Constantinople and single-handedly ended the Byzantine Empire. Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin once won a battle against 133 Japanese ships without losing a single one of his own 13 ships. The character of Dracula is based off of the infamous ruler, Vlad the Impaler, whose full name was Vlad III Dracula. Queen Victoria of England was declared Empress of India despite never having been to the country.