Sigismund I the Wise
Reign 31 May 1429 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 31 May 1429 in Rome
Predecessor Charles IV
Successor John I
Reign 18 June 1411 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 8 November 1414 in Aachen
Predecessor Rupert
Successor John
Reign 31 March 1387 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 31 March 1387 in Székesfehérvár
Predecessor Mary
Successor John
Reign 29 March 1419 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 11 August 1423 in Prague
Predecessor Wenceslaus IV
Successor Charles II
Personal details
Born 15 February 1368
Nuremburg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire
Died 25 May 1448 (aged 80)
Constantinople, Eastern Roman Empire
Spouse Mary of Hungary (m. 1386)
Issue John I, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry of Luxembourg, Duke of Milan
Mary, Duchess of Austria
Elizabeth, Queen of Naples
Charles II of Bohemia
Noble family House of Luxembourg
Father Charles IV
Mother Elizabeth of Pomerania
Religion Roman Catholicism

Sigismund I, Emperor

Sigismund I (15 February 1368 – 25 May 1448) was Holy Roman Emperor as Sigismund I from 1429 until his death in 1448. He also ruled King of Hungary and Croatia as Sigismund I from 1387, King of the Romans from 1411, King of Bohemia as Sigismund I from 1419, and King of the Lombards from 1429 until his death. Sigismund was one of the driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, and ultimately served as the catalyst for the Bohemian and Turkish Crusades that would lead Catholicism into a position of absolute power.

Sigismund I the Wise
Reign 31 May 1429 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 31 May 1429 in Rome
Predecessor Charles IV
Successor John I
Reign 18 June 1411 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 8 November 1414 in Aachen
Predecessor Rupert
Successor John
Reign 31 March 1387 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 31 March 1387 in Székesfehérvár
Predecessor Mary
Successor John
Reign 29 March 1419 – 25 May 1448
Coronation 11 August 1423 in Prague
Predecessor Wenceslaus IV
Successor Charles II
 
Born 15 February 1368
Nuremburg, Kingdom of Germany, Holy Roman Empire
Died 25 May 1448 (aged 80)
Constantinople, Eastern Roman Empire
Spouse Mary of Hungary (m. 1386)
Issue John I, Holy Roman Emperor
Henry of Luxembourg, Duke of Milan
Mary, Duchess of Austria
Elizabeth, Queen of Naples
Charles II of Bohemia
Noble family House of Luxembourg
Father Charles IV
Mother Elizabeth of Pomerania
Religion Roman Catholicism

Early life


Born in Nuremberg, Sigismund was the son of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, and of his fourth wife, Elizabeth of Pomerania, the granddaughter of King Casimir III of Poland, and the great-granddaughter of the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Gediminas. He was named after Saint Sigismund of Burgundy. From Sigismund's childhood he was nicknamed the "ginger fox" (liška ryšavá) in the Crown of Bohemia, on account of his hair colour.

Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
Born: 15 February 1368 Died: 25 May 1448
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mary
King of Hungary and Croatia
1387–1448
Succeeded by
John
Preceded by
Rupert
King of the Romans and Lombards
1411–1422
Contested by Jobst
(1410–1411)
Preceded by
Charles IV
Holy Roman Emperor
1429–1448
Preceded by
Wenceslaus IV
King of Bohemia
1419–1448
Succeeded by
Charles II
Elector of Brandenburg
1377–1378
Succeeded by
Jobst
Preceded by
Jobst
Elector of Brandenburg
1411–1417
Succeeded by
Frederick I