Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor facts for kids
Emperor Sigismund, aged approximately 65
(attributed to Pisanello)
|Holy Roman Emperor|
|Coronation||31 May 1433 in Rome|
|King of Hungary and Croatia|
|Coronation||31 March 1387 in Székesfehérvár|
|King of Germany|
|Coronation||8 November 1414 in Aachen|
|King of Bohemia|
|Coronation||27 July 1420 in Prague|
|Born||15 February 1368
Nuremberg, Kingdom of Germany
|Died||9 December 1437
Znojmo, Kingdom of Bohemia
|Burial||Nagyvárad (today Oradea)|
|Issue||Elizabeth of Luxembourg|
|Father||Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor|
|Mother||Elizabeth of Pomerania|
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 Crusade of Nicopolis, which attempted to liberate Bulgaria and save the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople 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.
Images for kids
Portrait of Emperor Sigismund, painted by Albrecht Dürer after the emperor's death.
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