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Sigismund , Holy Roman Emperor
b.14 Feb 1368
d.9 Dec 1437
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Name Sigismund , Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name Sigismund
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Feb 1368
Marriage 1385 Zvolen Castle
to Mary of Hungary
Death[1] 9 Dec 1437
Reference Number? Q57124?


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Sigismund of Luxembourg (15 February 1368 in Nuremberg – 9 December 1437 in Znaim, Moravia) was Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Germany from 1411, King of Bohemia from 1419, King of Italy from 1431, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 until 1437, and the last male member of the House of Luxembourg. In 1396 he led the disastrous Crusade of Nicopolis, which attempted to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Afterwards, he founded the Order of the Dragon to fight the Turks. He was regarded as highly educated, spoke several languages (among them French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin) and was an outgoing person who also took pleasure in the tournament. Sigismund was one of the driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, but which also led to the Hussite Wars that dominated the later period of Sigismund's life.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sigismund de Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.