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Sigismund
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(Sigmund, Sigismund of Luxemburg; Feb 15, 1368, Nuremberg – Dec 9, 1437, Znojmo), Holy Roman Emperor (1433–1437), German king of the Romans (1410–1437), king of Hungary (1387–1437) and Bohemia (1419–1437); the younger son of Charles IV and the brother of Wenceslas of Bohemia (died 1419). He was initially margrave of Brandenburg; after his betrothal to Mary of Hungary (died 1395), the daughter of King Louis of Hungary and Poland, he became co-regent of Hungary in 1382. In 1387 he was crowned king of Hungary; after lengthy conflict…

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Baum, Wilhelm, “Sigismund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124856>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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