Sigismund II Augustus

1520 - 1572

Sigismund II Augustus

Sigismund II Augustus (Polish: Zygmunt II August, Lithuanian: Žygimantas Augustas; 1 August 1520 – 7 July 1572) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, the son of Sigismund I the Old, whom Sigismund II succeeded in 1548. He was the first ruler of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the last male monarch from the Jagiellonian dynasty. Sigismund was the only son of Italian-born Bona Sforza and Sigismund the Old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigismund II Augustus has received more than 380,950 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 814th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sigismund II Augustus ranks 809 out of 14,801Before him are Abd al-Rahman III, Mary of Hungary, B. R. Ambedkar, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and John I Tzimiskes. After him are Gordian II, Cato the Younger, Julius Nepos, Amenhotep I, Alexis of Russia, and Valentinian II.

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Among people born in 1520, Sigismund II Augustus ranks 3Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Pope Sixtus V. After him are Vincenzo Galilei, Barbara Radziwiłł, Christophe Plantin, Koca Sinan Pasha, Madeleine of Valois, Matthias Flacius, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Alessandro Farnese, and Thoinot Arbeau. Among people deceased in 1572, Sigismund II Augustus ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius V and Bronzino. After him are Jeanne d'Albret, Túpac Amaru, Gaspard II de Coligny, John Knox, Şah Sultan, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Longqing Emperor, Isaac Luria, and Miguel López de Legazpi.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Sigismund II Augustus ranks 47 out of 930Before him are Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), Ernst Cassirer (1874), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Virchow (1821), and Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923). After him are Ferdinand Lassalle (1825), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), and Władysław III of Poland (1424).


Among politicians born in Poland, Sigismund II Augustus ranks 7Before him are Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), and Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923). After him are Władysław III of Poland (1424), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609).

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