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Encyclopedia > Zygmunt I the Old
Zygmunt I the Old
(drawing by Jan Matejko)
Zygmunt I Stary
Reign October 20, 1506
April 1, 1548 as Grand Duke of Lithuania.

December 8, 1506
April 1, 1548 as King of Poland. Jan Matejko , self-portrait Jan Matejko (aka Jan Mateyko; Free City of Kraków, July 28, 1838 – November 1, 1893, Kraków, was a Polish artist famous for paintings of notable Polish political and military events. ... Zygmunt I Stary This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 1506 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1506 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general...

Coronation January 24, 1507,
Wawel Cathedral,
Kraków, Poland.
Royal House Jagiellon.
Parents Kazimierz IV Jagiellon,
Elisabeth of Austria (Elżbieta Rakuszanka).
Consorts Katarzyna Telniczanka,
Barbara Zapolya,
Bona Sforza.
Children With Katarzyna Telniczanka:
Jan,
Regina,
Katarzyna.
With Barbara Zapolya:
Jadwiga,
Anna.
With Bona Sforza:
Izabela Jagiellon,
Zygmunt II August,
Zofia,
Anna Jagiellon,
Catherine Jagellon (Katarzyna Jagiellonka),
Olbracht (Wojciech).
Date of Birth January 1, 1467.
Place of Birth Kozienice, Poland.
Date of Death April 1, 1548.
Place of Death Kraków, Poland.
Place of Burial Wawel Cathedral,
Kraków, Poland
(July 26, 1548).

Zygmunt I the Old (Polish: Zygmunt I Stary; Lithuanian: Žygimantas II Senasis; 14671548), a ruler of the Jagiellon dynasty, reigned as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 to his death in 1548. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1507 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wawel Cathedral is Polands national sanctuary with 1000-year-old history, it was the coronation site of Polish monarchs. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... The term Royal House refers to the official designation and name of a royal family instead of surname. ... The Jagiellons were a royal dynasty which reigned in some Central European countries between the 14th and 16th century. ... Reign 1440 - June 7, 1492 as Grand Duke of Lithuania. ... Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1435/36/possibly 1437 – 30 August 1505), (in Polish Elżbieta Rakuszanka, Hungarian: Erszebet), was a Polish-Lithuanian queen. ... Bona Sforza Bona Sforza (born February 2, 1494 - November 19, 1557) was a queen of Poland and a second wife of Sigismund I of Poland since 1518. ... Bona Sforza Bona Sforza (born February 2, 1494 - November 19, 1557) was a queen of Poland and a second wife of Sigismund I of Poland since 1518. ... Born as Isabella Kazimira Jagello (18 January, 1519, Krakow - 15 September, 1559, Alba Iulia) from father Sigismund Jagello, Polish king and mother Bona Sforza, Princess of Milan. ... Reign From April 1, 1548 until July 6, 1572 Coronation On September 15, 1697 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Zygmunt I the Old Bona Sforza Consorts Elizabeth of Habsburg (Elżbieta Habsburżanka) Barbara RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ Catherine of Habsburg (Katarzyna Habsburżanka) Barbara Giżycka... Anna Jagiellon. ... Catherine Jagellonica Catherine Jagiellonica of Poland, (1526 - 1583), was the youngest daughter of Sigismund I of Poland and Bona Sforza, heir to her mothers claim to the title of King of Jerusalem. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Events October 29 - Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege Beginning of the Sengoku Period in Japan. ... Kozienice is a town in central Poland with 21,500 inhabitants (1995). ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... The Wawel Cathedral is Polands national sanctuary with 1000-year-old history, it was the coronation site of Polish monarchs. ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... Events October 29 - Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege Beginning of the Sengoku Period in Japan. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... The Jagiellons were a royal dynasty which reigned in some Central European countries between the 14th and 16th century. ... 1506 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general...


Before Sigismund reigned as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (15051548), he had already been invested as Duke of Silesia. The title of Grand Duke (Latin, Magnus Dux; German, Großherzog, Russian, Великий князь) used in Slavic, Baltic, and Germanic countries, is ranked in honour below King but higher than a sovereign Duke (Herzog) or Prince (Fürst). ... 1505 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in central Europe. ...


The son of King Casimir Jagiellon and Elizabeth of Habsburg Austria, Sigismund followed his brothers Jan Olbracht and Alexander Jagiellon to the Polish throne. Their elder brother Władysław became king of Hungary and Bohemia. Reign 1440 - June 7, 1492 as Grand Duke of Lithuania. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Reign From September 23, 1492 until June 17, 1501 Coronation On September 23, 1492 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk Elżbieta Rakuszanka Consorts None Children None Date of Birth December 27, 1459 Place of Birth Kraków, Poland Date of Death June 17, 1501... Reign December 12, 1501 - August 19, 1506. ... Ladislaus Jagellion (in Czech Vladislav II Jagellonský, in Hungarian II. Ulászló) was the king of Bohemia from 1471 and the king of Hungary from 1490, until his death in 1516. ... Bohemia. ...

Coin with likeness of Zygmunt I the Old.
Coin with likeness of Zygmunt I the Old.

Sigismund was christened the namesake of his mother's maternal grandfather, Emperor Sigismund, who had died in 1437. Denar of Zygmunt I Stary. ... Denar of Zygmunt I Stary. ... Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. ...


Sigismund faced the challenge of consolidating internal power in order to face external threats to the country. During Alexander's reign, the law Nihil novi had been instituted, which forbade Kings of Poland from enacting laws without the consent of the Sejm. This proved crippling to Sigismund's dealings with his szlachta and magnates. A fragment of this article needs translation from Polish into English. ... This article is about the lower chamber of Polish parliament. ... Polish szlachcic. ... For a wealthy or powerful business baron, executive, or tycoon, see business magnate Magnate is a title of nobility commonly used in Sweden, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and some other medieval empires. ...


Despite this Achilles heel, he established (1527) a conscription army and the bureaucracy needed to finance it. In Greek mythology, Achilles is made invulnerable by being dipped in the river Styx by his mother, Thetis. ... Events January 5 - Felix Manz, co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in the Limmat River in Zürich by the Zürich Reformed state church. ...


Intermittently at war with Vasily III of Muscovy, starting in 1507 (before his army was fully under his command), 1514 marked the fall of Smolensk (under Polish domination) to the Muscovite forces (which lent force to his arguments for the necessity of a standing army). 1515 he entered an alliance with the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. Vasili III Ivanovich (Russian: Василий III Иванович, also Basil) (March 25, 1479 – December 3, 1533) was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1505 to 1533. ... Muscovy (Moscow principality (княжество Московское) to Grand Duchy of Moscow (Великое Княжество Московское) to Russian Tsardom (Царство Русское)) is a traditional Western name for the Russian state that existed from the 14th century to the late 17th century. ... 1507 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1514 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A view of Smolensk in 1912 Smolensk (Russian: ) is a city in western Russia, located on the Dnieper River at 54. ... 1515 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, Duke of Bavaria Maximilian I of Bavaria This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Polish-Lithuanian Coat-of-Arms.
Polish-Lithuanian Coat-of-Arms.

In return for Maximilian lending weight to the provisions of the 2nd Peace of Thorn, Sigismund consented to the marriage of the children of Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary, his brother, to the grandchildren of Maximilian. Through this double marriage contract, Bohemia and Hungary passed to the House of Habsburg in 1526, on the death of Sigismund's nephew, Louis II. Download high resolution version (364x601, 115 KB)Coat of arms Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (364x601, 115 KB)Coat of arms Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth This work is copyrighted. ... Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary Ladislaus Jagellion (Czech: Vladislav Jagellonský, Hungarian: ), (Polish:Władysław II Jagiellończyk, was the King of Bohemia from 1471 and the King of Hungary from 1490 until his death in 1516. ... Bohemia. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Events January 14 - Treaty of Madrid. ... Louis Jagellion was born on 1 July 1506 as the son of (V)Ladislaus Jagiello and his fourth wife Anne de Foix. ...


The Polish wars against the Teutonic Knights ended in 1525, when Albert of Brandenburg, their marshal (and Sigismund's nephew), converted to Lutheranism, secularized the order, and paid homage to Sigismund, who in return gave him the domains of that order, as the First Duke of Prussia. This was called the Prussian Homage. Zygmunt's eldest daughter Hedwig (Jadwiga) (1513-1573) married Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg. The Teutonic Order (German: Deutscher Orden, German Order; Latin: Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Ierosolimitanorum, Order of the Teutonic House of Mary in Jerusalem; Hungarian: Német Lovagrend, German Knighthood; Polish: Zakon Krzyżacki, Order of the Crossbearers) was a German crusading military order under Roman Catholic religious vows formed... Events January 21 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptized each other in the home of Manzs mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. ... Albert (May 16, 1490 - March 20, 1568), (Albertus in Latin, Albrecht in German) Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and first duke of Ducal Prussia, was the third son of Frederick of Hohenzollern, prince of Ansbach and Bayreuth, and Sophia, daughter of Casimir IV Jagiello grand duke of Lithuania and... Luthers seal Lutheranism is a Christian tradition based upon the main theological insights of Martin Luther. ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (Old Prussian: Prūsa, German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: Prūsai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad... The Prussian Homage by Jan Matejko The Prussian Homage or Prussian Tribute (Polish: hołd pruski) was the formal investment of Albert of Prussia as duke of the Polish fief of Ducal Prussia. ... 1513 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January - articles of Warsaw Confederation signed, sanctioning religious freedom in Poland. ... Joachim II Hector Hohenzollern, Margrave of Brandenburg, Imperial Elector was born in 1505 and died in 1571. ...


In other matters of policy, Sigismund sought peaceful coexistence with the Khanate of Crimea, but was unable to completely end border skirmishes. The Crimean Khanate (Khanate of Crimea) was an independent Turkic state (khanate) founded in 1441 by Haci Giray Khan, a descendant of Genghis Khan. ...

"Prussian Homage," by Jan Matejko, 1882, oil on canvas, 388 x 875 cm, National Museum in Kraków. Albrecht Hohenzollern receives the Duchy of Prussia in fief from Polish King Zygmunt I the Old, 1525.
"Prussian Homage," by Jan Matejko, 1882, oil on canvas, 388 x 875 cm, National Museum in Kraków. Albrecht Hohenzollern receives the Duchy of Prussia in fief from Polish King Zygmunt I the Old, 1525.

Sigismund was a Humanist. He and his third consort, Bona Sforza, daughter of Gian Galeazzo Sforza of Milan, were both patrons of Renaissance culture, which under them began to flourish in Poland and in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Image File history File links The Prussian Tribute by Jan Matejko, 1882 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links The Prussian Tribute by Jan Matejko, 1882 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Prussian Tribute, oil on canvas, Jan Matejko, 1882, 388 x 875 cm, National Museum in Kraków. ... Jan Matejko , self-portrait Jan Matejko (aka Jan Mateyko; Free City of Kraków, July 28, 1838 – November 1, 1893, Kraków, was a Polish artist famous for paintings of notable Polish political and military events. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Tomb of Kazimierz the Great St. ... Albert (May 16, 1490 - March 20, 1568), (Albertus in Latin, Albrecht in German) Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and first duke of Ducal Prussia, was the third son of Frederick of Hohenzollern, prince of Ansbach and Bayreuth, and Sophia, daughter of Casimir IV Jagiello grand duke of Lithuania and... The Prussian Tribute, oil on canvas by Jan Matejko, 1882, 388 x 875 cm, National Museum in Kraków. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a vassal knights service (usually fealty, military service, and security). ... Events January 21 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptized each other in the home of Manzs mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. ... Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ... Bona Sforza Bona Sforza (born February 2, 1494 - November 19, 1557) was a queen of Poland and a second wife of Sigismund I of Poland since 1518. ... Gian Galeazzo Sforza (June 20, 1469 - October 21, 1494), the third duke of Milan of the Sforza family, was only 7 years old when he became the duke in 1476, after the assassination of his father, Galeazzo Maria Sforza. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milán) is the main city of northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy. ... In the traditional view, the Renaissance is understood as an historical age that was preceded by the Middle Ages and followed by the Reformation. ...


On Sigismund's death, his son Sigismund II August became the last Jagiellon king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Reign From April 1, 1548 until July 6, 1572 Coronation On September 15, 1697 in the Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Poland Royal House Jagiellon Parents Zygmunt I Stary Bona Sforza Consorts Elżbieta Habsburzanka Barbara Radziwiłł Katarzyna Austriaczka Barbara Giżycka Children with Barbara Giżycka Barbara Date of Birth...

Zygmunt I the Old
Zygmunt I the Old
Polish 200-złoty banknote with likeness of Zygmunt I the Old.
Polish 200-złoty banknote with likeness of Zygmunt I the Old.

Image File history File links Zygmunt1. ... Image File history File links Zygmunt1. ... http://www. ... http://www. ... Złoty (literally meaning golden, plural: złote or złotych, depending on the number) is the Polish currency unit. ... A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ...

See also

Preceded by:
Alexander Jagiellon
King of Poland
1506–1548
Succeeded by:
Sigismund August
Monarchs of Poland
Piast: Siemowit | Lestko | Siemomysł | Mieszko I | Bolesław I the Brave | Mieszko II Lambert | Bezprym | Mieszko II Lambert | Kazimierz I the Restorer | Bolesław II the Bold | Władysław I Herman | Zbigniew of Poland | Bolesław III Wrymouth | Władysław II the Exile | Bolesław IV the Curly | Mieszko III the Old | Kazimierz II the Just | Leszek I the White | Władysław III Spindleshanks | Leszek I the White | Mieszko IV Tanglefoot | Leszek I the White | Władysław III Spindleshanks | Konrad I of Masovia | Henryk I the Bearded | Henryk II the Pious | Konrad I of Masovia | Bolesław V the Chaste | Leszek II the Black | Henryk IV Probus | Przemysł II
Přemyslid: Václav II | Václav III
Piast: Władysław I the Elbow-high | Kazimierz III the Great
Angevin: Ludwik the Hungarian | Jadwiga Angevin
Jagiellon: Władysław II Jagiełło | Władysław III of Varna | Kazimierz IV Jagiellon | Jan I Olbracht | Alexander Jagiellon | Zygmunt I the Old | Zygmunt II August
Elected: Henryk III Walezy | Anna Jagiellon | Stefan Batory | Zygmunt III Vasa | Władysław IV Vasa | Jan II Kazimierz Vasa | Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki | Jan III Sobieski | August II the Strong | Stanisław Leszczyński | August II the Strong | Stanisław Leszczyński | August III the Saxon | Stanisław August Poniatowski

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