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  Bell (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone.
In the Eastern world, the traditional forms of bells are temple and palace bells, small ones being rung by a sharp rap with a stick, and very large ones rung by a blow from the outside by a large swinging beam.
Sigismund is a bell in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Poland, cast in 1520.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Wawel
Built as a tomb chapel of the last Jagiellons, it was hailed by many historians of art as the most beautiful example of Toscan renaissance north of the Alps.
Financed by king Sigismund I of Poland, the chapel was built between 1519 and 1533 by Bartolomeo Berrecci.
A square-based chapel with a golden dome houses the tombs of its founder king Sigismund, as well as king Sigismund Augustus of Poland and Anna Jagiellonka.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Wawel   (871 words)

 For Whom the Bell Tolls - History Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emperor (and hungarian king) Sigismund accepted the role of peace arbitrator and in 1415 spent four months in England with his favourite Hungarian noblemen and a Hungarian escort of honour consisting of several hundred men.
Sigismund rewarded Hunyady, who distinguished himself in the war against the Turks, during the siege of the castle of Szendrö, with large donations and made him one of his counsellors.
The ringing of the Bells was actually introduced before the siege of Belgrade by Pope Callistus III as part of the Catholic Angelus prayer.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5340   (4215 words)

 Sigismund Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sigismund Bell (in Polish, dzwon zygmunta), was created in 1520 by Johan Behem.
It hangs in the bell tower of the Wawel Castle in Kraków, Poland.
The bell is only rung on extremely important occasions, such as the election of new Popes and the outbreak of war and peace.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/s/si/sigismund_bell.html   (88 words)

 Poland as you like! - Wawel Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sigismund’s bell within the tower, is situated on the fourth floor.
It is second the biggest and the most famous bell in Poland – it weights 10tonnes and measures 1.99 m of height.
The bell was also ringing 26 years earlier, when Karol Wojtyła was elected as the head of Catholic Church.
www.poland.as /poland/187,,1,1,0,0   (637 words)

 Tuba Dei - English version
It should provide the most essential data about the material a bell is made of, its size (the height, the diameter and the girth), the time of its casting, the bell founders, the place where the casting occurred, the stylistic identification of the ornamentation, inscriptions and the sound value (tone and the duration of reverberation).
Although it is second to the half-tonne heavier and 20-years-younger Sigismund, Tuba Dei remains the biggest Gothic bell in Poland and this part of Europe, with a weight of 7.5 tonnes, height of nearly 2 m, and a diameter of 227 cm.
The 1601 St. James's Church bell is today the biggest bell of Sweden, where it is called "Thornan." Confiscated by the army of Charles XII during the Northern War, it was taken to Uppsala's Cathedral, where it adorns the main Swedish house of prayer and the seat of the primate to this day.
www.fizyka.umk.pl /~przeciu/english.htm   (7656 words)

 DISC 2005 - Cracow - history
In 1520, Johan Behem made the largest churchbell in Poland, named the Sigismund Bell after king Sigismund I. At the same time Hans Dürer, younger brother of Albrecht Dürer, was Sigismund's court painter.
In 1572, the king Sigismund II died childless, and the throne passed to Sigismund III of the Swedish House of Vasa.
Kraków's importance began to decline, accelerated by the pillaging of the city during the Swedish invasion, and an outbreak of plague that left 20,000 of the city's residents dead.
www.mimuw.edu.pl /~disc2005/index.php?page=history   (1055 words)

 Torun Online - Tuba Dei - For Whom the Bell Tolls
One of Torun’s bells has a characteristic inscription describing the its function: "I call the living together, I mourn the dead, I crush the thunderbolt." Since the role of a bell was to remind people of prayer, the towers from which bells sounded above the city were often compared to preachers.
Today, bells in Poland are made by several bell-foundries, but only one of them casts bells according to traditional methods: the Felczynski family’s bell-foundry, with a nearly 200-yearlong tradition, in Tarciszow near Gliwice in Silesia.
The 1601 St. James’s Church bell is today the biggest bell of Sweden, where it is called "Torunian." Confiscated by the army of Charles XII during the Northern War, it was taken to Uppsala's Cathedral, where it adorns the main Swedish house of prayer and the seat of the primate to this day.
www.torunonline.com /features.php?article=4539094144e8cb2   (1258 words)

 Krakow info - Zygmunt bell
Huge Zygmunt (Sigismund) bell is nearly 9 feet across too.
The giant, which ranks among the world's largest bells, is decorated with reliefs of St. Stanislav and St. Sigismund as well as the arms of Poland and Lithuania.
It was donated to the Wawel Cathedral by Sigismund I the Old, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
www.krakow-info.com /dzwon.htm   (625 words)

 Kraków   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1520, Johan Behem made the largest churchbell in Poland, named the Sigismund Bell after king Sigismund I.
Sigismund III moved his capital to Warsaw in 1596.
In the late 18th century, the weakened Polish state was absorbed by its more politically vigorous neighbors, Russia, the Austrian Habsburg Empire, and the Prussia.
www.tocatch.info /en/Krakow.htm   (2398 words)

 Krakow Attractions
One of many chapels is Sigismund Chapel, considered as the most wonderful work of art of Renaissance in the Middle Europe.
During a tour one cannot omit Sigismund Tower, from which the Krakow's panorama spreads and there is the biggest bell in Poland - Sigismund Bell.
The Bell was cast in 1520 and has over 2 met height and weight of 11 tons.
www.experiencepoland.com /cracowsightseeing.html   (698 words)

 Zygmunt (bell) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Hanging of Zygmunt's bell on the tower of Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, 1521," by Jan Matejko.
Zygmunt, named after King Sigismund (Zygmunt) I the Old, is a bell that was cast in 1520 by Hans Beham in Kraków, Poland.
The bell is rung only on the most important occasions, such as the election of a new pope, the outbreak of war, or the conclusion of peace.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sigismund_(bell)   (186 words)

 Krakow, Poland - PopularCities.com
Also inside are accesses to the royal tombs and Sigismund's Bell.
The wooden staircase may seem a little antiquated, but that is because it has been in place for many years and will remain so for many more generations.
The bell is too large to ring on a regular basis.
www.popularcities.com /cityguides/11994.htm   (1494 words)

 GoNOMAD DESTINATION MINI GUIDE - Krakow, Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Duck beneath the thick wooden beams, follow the narrow stairs to touch Sigismund’s Bell, which is said to give good luck.
It is the largest bell in Poland and one so heavy (18 tons) that it takes eight strong people to ring it.
Wawel is said to be one of the mystic energy centers of the world, for it contains a stone that is believed to bestow a sense of inner calm and relaxation on those who place themselves nearby.
www.gonomad.com /destinations/0105/moser_krakow.html   (3017 words)

 Poles feel a special loss at pope's death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They instinctively revisited scenes of his most important triumphs for his homeland, writing notes of love and laying candles and flowers in the shape of hearts and crosses.
On craggy Wawel hill in Krakow, the ancient seat of Polish kings, bishops and saints, the 18-ton Renaissance-era Sigismund bell tolled yesterday, a sound rarely heard.
Among those who found herself drawn to the spot was Izabela Brucha, a 54-year-old transport engineer.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05094/482519.stm   (962 words)

Also today, after many efforts, a bell, which commemorates the papal visit of John Paul II to the  Monterey Peninsula on Sept. 17, 1987, will find its permanent place on the church grounds.
The bell, founded by Steve Pavlinchak, was cast in bronze by Sigismund Wolf, a Polish refugee, who attended the same High School, as did the Holy Father.
  I would like to thank the architect, George Laskowicz, for the project; Tadeusz Sobczyk for making the metal frame; Richard Skucha and his helpers for the whole construction and hanging the bell in its permanent place.
home.pacbell.net /misja/bulletin_040815.htm   (1236 words)

 SCOPE TRAVEL INC - 2005 SCOPE TOURS :: TAK Youth Tour ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is impossible to describe or even list all the tourist attractions of Krakow.
Morning city tour will include Royal Chambers, Wawel Cathedral: The Royal Tombs, The Sigismund's Bell and St. Mary's Church.
Renaissance, Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque edifices stand side by side in a city considered the artistic capital of Poland.
www.scopetravel.com /travel/tours/2005/TAK.shtml   (1699 words)

 Tourism - www.krakow.pl
It was here, in the Royal Castle, that the monumental exhibition entitled Wawel 1000-2000 was organised in the year 2000 to illustrate the development of Polish statehood.
Worth visiting in the castle grounds are the Wawel Cathedral, the Royal Tombs - crypts containing royal sarcophagi, where we walk among Poland's entire history, and the massive "Sigismund" Bell, which peals only to commemorate events of the greatest importance to the country and the city.
Half a day is hardly sufficient to see all these even if you hurry.
www.krakow.pl /en/turystyka/?id=wawel.html   (585 words)

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