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SigismundAKA Žigmund

Born: 15-Feb-1368
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 9-Dec-1437
Location of death: Znaim, Bohemia
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Grosswardein, Hungary

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Holy Roman Emperor, 1433-37

"I am the king of the Romans, and am superior to grammar."

As King of Hungary, Sigismund led the last Crusade to drive the Muslims from European soil. He was defeated in the Battle of Nicopolis (in modern-day Bulgaria) by Bayezid I and narrowly eluded capture.

Father: Emperor Charles IV
Mother: Elizabeth of Pomerania
Brother: King Wenceslaus (b. 1361, d. 1419)
Sister: Margaret (married Louis I, King of Hungary)
Sister: Anne of Bohemie (m. 1382, to King Richard II)
Wife: Mary, Queen of Hungary
Wife: Barbara Celjska (m. 1406, Slovenian Arpad noblewoman)
Daughter: Elizabeth (m. 1422, to Albert II, Holy Roman Emperor)

    Holy Roman Emperor 1433 to 1437
    Religious Mission: Papal Crusade 1396
    Kidnapped Hungary (28-Apr-1401)
    Escaped from Prison Buda, Hungary
    Order of the Dragon founded (13-Dec-1408)
    Order of the Garter 1415

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