m. 10 FEB 1454
m. 18 Apr 1518
Facts and Events
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.