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Sigismund III Vasa

1566 - 1632

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Sigismund III Vasa (Polish: Zygmunt III Waza, Lithuanian: Žygimantas Vaza; 20 June 1566 – 30 April 1632 N.S.) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1587 to 1632 and, as Sigismund, King of Sweden and Grand Duke of Finland from 1592 to 1599. He was the first Polish sovereign from the House of Vasa. Religiously zealous, he imposed Roman Catholicism across the vast realm, and his crusades against neighbouring states marked Poland's largest territorial expansion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigismund III Vasa has received more than 1,078,927 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia. Sigismund III Vasa is the 430th most popular politician (down from 369th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 21st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Politician.

Sigismund III Vasa is most famous for being the last king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was the son of King John III of Sweden and Sigismund's mother was Catherine Jagiellon, the daughter of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland.

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Among politicians, Sigismund III Vasa ranks 430 out of 15,577Before him are Jeongjo of Joseon, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Rurik, Goliath, Eduard Shevardnadze, and Shivaji. After him are Idi Amin, Sitting Bull, Menes, Menkaure, Horemheb, and Moon Jae-in.

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Among people born in 1566, Sigismund III Vasa ranks 3Before him are Mehmed III and James VI and I. After him are Carlo Gesualdo, Isabella Clara Eugenia, Giambattista Basile, Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Jan Jesenius, Giovanni Baglione, Sendivogius, and Marie of the Incarnation. Among people deceased in 1632, Sigismund III Vasa ranks 2Before him is Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate, Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, Giambattista Basile, Tokugawa Hidetada, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Jost Bürgi, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Infante Carlos of Spain.

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Among people born in Sweden, Sigismund III Vasa ranks 20 out of 1,612Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Ingrid Bergman (1915), August Strindberg (1849), Greta Garbo (1905), and Oleg of Novgorod (900). After him are Bridget of Sweden (1303), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Agnetha Fältskog (1950), and Oscar II of Sweden (1829).


Among politicians born in Sweden, Sigismund III Vasa ranks 7Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), and Oleg of Novgorod (900). After him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), John III of Sweden (1537), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), and Charles XI of Sweden (1655).