Person:Catherine of Austria (2)

Catherine of Austria
b.15 Sep 1533
d.28 Feb 1572
Facts and Events
Name Catherine of Austria
Gender Female
Birth[1] 15 Sep 1533
Marriage 22 Oct 1549 to Francis III _____, Duke of Mantua
Marriage 23 Jun 1553 to Sigismund II Augustus _____
Death[1] 28 Feb 1572
Reference Number? Q237737?

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Catherine of Austria (; ; 15 September 1533 – 28 February 1572) was one of the fifteen children of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. In 1553, she married Polish King Sigismund II Augustus and became Queen consort of Poland and Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania. Their marriage was not happy and they had no children together. After a likely miscarriage in 1554 and a bout of illness in 1558, Sigismund became increasingly distant. He tried but failed to obtain a divorce from the pope. In 1565, Catherine returned to Austria and lived in Linz until her death. Sigismund died just a few months after her, bringing the Jagiellon dynasty to its end.

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