Sigismund (Luxembourg) de Luxembourg

Sigismund (Luxembourg) de Luxembourg (1368 - 1437)

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Sigismund "Holy Roman Emperor, King or Hungary" de Luxembourg formerly Luxembourg
Born in Praha, Böhmenmap
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Husband of — married Oct 1385 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1408 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Znojmo, Moraviamap
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Biography

Following
Mária
King of Hungary
31-3-1387 - 9-12-1437
Followed by
Albert

Sigismund (February 14, 1368 ? December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor for 4 years from 1433 until 1437, and the last Emperor of the House of Luxemburg. He was also one of the longest ruling Kings of Hungary and Croatia, reigningfor 50 years from 1387 to 1437. Sigismund was one of driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, but which in the end also led to the Hussite Wars that dominated the later period of Sigismund's life.

Born in Prague, Sigismund was the son of the Emperor Charles IV and of his fourth wife Elizabeth of Pomerania, the granddaughter of King Casimir III of Poland.

Sigismund married Queen Mary of Hungary. She and her only child both died shortly after the birth in the hills of Buda on May 17, 1395.

By his second wife, Barbara of Celje, he left an only daughter, Elisabeth, who was married to Albert V, duke of Austria (later German king as Albert II) whom Sigismund named as his successor.

He died in 19 December 1437 at Znaim (in Czech Znojmo, Moravia (now Czech Republic, and was buried at Nagyvárad, Hungary (in German Grosswardein, in Romanian Oradea, now Romania).

As he left no sons his line of the house of Luxembourg became extinct on his death.


Wikipedia: Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, accessed 20 Apr 2015.



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