Person:Isabella Jagiełło (1)

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Isabella Jagiełło
b.18 Jan 1519
d.15 Sep 1559
m. 18 Apr 1518
  1. Isabella Jagiełło1519 - 1559
  2. Sigismund II Augustus1520 - 1572
  3. Sophie Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg1522 - 1575
  4. Anna Jagiellon1523 - 1596
  5. Catherine Jagellon of Poland1526 - 1583
  6. Wojciech Olbracht1527 - 1527
m. 23 Feb 1539
  1. John II Sigismund Zápolya1540 - 1571
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Name Isabella Jagiełło
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 Jan 1519
Marriage 23 Feb 1539 to János Szapolyai
Death[1] 15 Sep 1559
Reference Number? Q235591?


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Isabella Jagiellon (; ; 18 January 1519 – 15 September 1559) was the oldest child of Polish King Sigismund I the Old, the Grand Duke of Lithuania and his Italian wife Bona Sforza. In 1539, she married John Zápolya, Voivode of Transylvania and King of Hungary, becoming Queen consort of Hungary. At the time Hungary was contested between Archduke Ferdinand of Austria who wanted to add it to the Habsburg domains (see Royal Hungary), local nobles who wanted to keep Hungary independent (see Eastern Hungarian Kingdom), and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who saw it as a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire (see also Little War in Hungary). While Isabella's marriage lasted only a year and a half, it did produce a male heir – John Sigismund Zápolya born just two weeks before his father's death in July 1540. She spent the rest of her life embroiled in succession disputes on behalf of her son. Her husband's death sparked renewed hostilities but Sultan Suleiman established her as a regent of the eastern regions of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary on behalf of her infant son. The region developed as a semi-independent buffer state noted for its freedom of religion. Ferdinand, however, never renounced his claims to reunite Hungary and conspired with Bishop George Martinuzzi who forced Isabella to abdicate in 1551. She returned to her native Poland to live with her family. Sultan Suleiman retaliated and threatened to invade Hungary in 1555–56 forcing nobles to invite Isabella back to Transylvania. She returned in October 1556 and ruled as her son's regent until her death in September 1559.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Isabella Jagiełło, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.