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Sigismund I the Old

1467 - 1548

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Sigismund I the Old (Polish: Zygmunt I Stary, Lithuanian: Žygimantas II Senasis; 1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 until his death in 1548. Sigismund I was a member of the Jagiellonian dynasty, the son of Casimir IV and younger brother of Kings John I Albert and Alexander I Jagiellon. He was nicknamed "the Old" in later historiography to distinguish him from his son and successor, Sigismund II Augustus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sigismund I the Old has received more than 548,297 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Sigismund I the Old is the 1,062nd most popular politician (down from 1,056th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Poland and the 14th most popular Polish Politician.

Sigismund I the Old was king of Poland and the last of the Jagiellons. He was king of Hungary and Bohemia from 1506 to 1548.

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Among politicians, Sigismund I the Old ranks 1,062 out of 15,577Before him are Creon, Queen Paola of Belgium, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Shoshenq I, and Chlothar II. After him are Adolphe Thiers, Himiko, Yulia Tymoshenko, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Ariq Böke, and Dionysius I of Syracuse.

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Among people born in 1467, Sigismund I the Old ranks 2Before him is Pedro Álvares Cabral. After him are Francis Phoebus of Navarre, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Ferdinand II of Naples, Giovanni il Popolano, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Guillaume Budé, Şehzade Korkut, Andrea Sansovino, Charles II, Duke of Guelders, and Ramón de Cardona. Among people deceased in 1548, Sigismund I the Old ranks 2Before him is Catherine Parr. After him are Gonzalo Pizarro, Juan Diego, Juan de Zumárraga, Girolamo Savoldo, and Pascual de Andagoya.

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Among people born in Poland, Sigismund I the Old ranks 66 out of 1,454Before him are Emil von Behring (1854), Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Jakob Böhme (1575), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Faustina Kowalska (1905), and Gerhart Hauptmann (1862). After him are Werner von Blomberg (1878), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Emanuel Lasker (1868), Gustav Fechner (1801), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), and Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427).


Among politicians born in Poland, Sigismund I the Old ranks 14Before him are Sigismund II Augustus (1520), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Casimir III the Great (1310), and Bolesław I the Brave (967). After him are Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Anna Jagiellon (1523), Horst Köhler (1943), Egon Krenz (1937), and Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046).