Person:Sigismund I the Old (1)

Sigismund I "The Old"
b.1 Jan 1467
d.1 Apr 1548
Facts and Events
Name Sigismund I "The Old"
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1 Jan 1467
Marriage 18 Apr 1518 to Bona Sforza
Death[1] 1 Apr 1548
Other? House of Jagiellon

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Sigismund I of Poland (1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548), of the Jagiellon dynasty, reigned as King of Poland and also as the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 until 1548. Earlier, Sigismund had been invested as Duke of Silesia.

He set up the legal codes that formalized serfdom, locking the peasants into the estates of nobles. After marrying Bona Sforza of a leading Italian family he sparked a cultural renaissance by patronizing the arts and bringing in Italian architects and artists as well as chefs who introduced Italian cuisine.

Sigismund I was a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

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