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 Sigismund III Vasa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632), the son of the Swedish king John III and Catherine Jagiellonian, king of Poland from 1587 and king of Sweden in 1592-98.
Sigismund conducted wars with Muscovy and claimed the crown of Muscovy, which the defeated boyars offered to his son, Ladislaus.
In 1596, Sigismund transferred the capital of Poland from Cracow to Warsaw.
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 House of Vasa
The House of Vasa was a Royal House of Sweden (1523-1654) and of Poland (1587-1668).
John III married Catherine Jagiello, the sister of Sigismund II of Poland, and when Sigismund died without male heir their son was elected king of Poland as Sigismund III in 1587.
Sigismund was Catholic, however, which led to his losing the throne in Sweden.
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 Sigismund Summary
Sigismund (1368-1437) was king of Hungary from 1385 to 1437, Holy Roman emperor from 1411 to 1437, and king of Bohemia from 1420 to 1437.
Sigismund's debut in the political life of eastern Europe occurred at the age of 17, when the death of Louis the Great of Hungary left the crown of Hungary to Louis's daughter Mary (reigned 1382-1395) and to Sigismund, her fiancé.
Sigismund of Bavaria (1439–1501), a Duke of Bavaria
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sigismund III Vasa
Sigismund owed allegiance to the Imperial Habsburgs as a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
English translation: Sigismund III by God's grace king of Poland, grand duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia, Prussia, Masovia, Samogitia, Livonia, and also hereditary king of the Swedes, Goths and Wends.
After Sigismund promised to uphold Swedish Lutheranism he was crowned king of Sweden in 1594; for a short time there was a personal union between Commonwealth and Sweden (Polish-Swedish union).
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 Introduction and the events of the Swedish Deluge: 1655-1660
In 1587, the Polish Commonwealth had elected to its throne Sigismund III Vasa, the Swedish son of the union of Poland's Royal Princess Cathrine Jagiellon with John Vasa, the Swedish King's brother.
Sigismund III himself died in 1632 after what historian Adam Zamoyski has termed "the longest and possibly the most incompetent reign in Poland's history." He was succeeded, first by Władysław IV (1632-48), his son by Anne of Habsburg, and then by Jan Kazimerz (1648-68), his son by Constance of Habsburg.
The reign of the Vasa dynasty in Poland with the abdication of Jan Kazimierz on September 16, 1668.
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 Zygmunt III Vasa (1566 – 1632)
From the very outset Sigismund III treated his reign in Poland as a temporary period in expectation of the crown of Sweden.
During the reign of Sigismund III Poland was drawn into a war against the Turks.
Sigismund's poor analysis of the situation caused a conflict with one of the best trained and greatest armies in the world at the time.
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 Ancestors and Family of Sigismund III of Sweden Vasa
In 1592, Sigismund inherited the Swedish throne from his father, but his reluctance to accept Protestantism as the state religion in Sweden involved him in conflict with the Swedes and with his uncle, who was regent.
Sigismund intervened in Russia, in the turmoil after the death of Boris Godunov, by sanctioning Polish support of the two pretenders who claimed to be Dmitri.
Sigismund’s use of Austrian aid to limit the powers of the diet and the dissatisfaction of the Protestants led to a rebellion (1606—7) under Nicholas Zebrzydowski, the palatine of Kraków.
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 Sigismund III of Poland (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
buried on February 4, 1633 - King Sigismund III of Poland, Sigismund of Sweden (June 20, 1566 – April 19, 1632), was the son of King John III of Sweden (1537 – 1592), of the House of Vasa, and his first wife Catherine Jagellonica of Poland (1526 – 1583).
He ruled in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, where he was known as Zygmunt III Waza, from 1587 to 1632 and in Sweden, where he was known as Sigismund Vasa, from 1592 until he was deposed in 1599.
Sigismund however did not relinquish his claims to the Swedish throne and his subsequent foreign policy was aimed at regaining the Swedish crown, which led to very harsh relations and several wars between the two countries, to end only after the Great Northern War.
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 ipedia.com: Sigismund of Sweden Article (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
King Sigismund of Sweden, Sigismund III of Poland-Lithuania, (June 20, 1566 - April 19, 1632), was the son of King John III of Sweden (1537-1592), of the House of Vasa, and his first wife Catherine Jagellonica of Poland (1526-1583).
Sigismund was restrained from ruling Sweden from abroad, but nevertheless returns to Poland, so in 1599 he was deposed.
Sigismund however did not relinquish his claims to the Swedish throne, which led to very harsh relations and several wars between the two countries, to end only after the Great Northern War.
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 The Vasa Capsizes
When Sigismund died without a male heir, John and Catherine’s son was elected king of Lithuania-Poland Commonwealth in 1587 as Sigismund III (1566-1632).
On John’s death in 1592, the Polish Vasa died out as Sigismund gained the Swedish throne as King Sigismund I. Sigismund was Catholic, however, which led to his being deposed in 1599.
Vasa Museum in Stockholm located not far from where it was originally built and where it capsized.
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 Jan II Casimir Vasa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
(Portrait: Jan II Casimir Vasa.) King of Poland and grand duke of Lithuania in 1648–68; the son of
The last ruler of the Vasa dynasty to occupy the Polish and Lithuanian thrones, Jan was elected king after the death of his brother
His attempts at strengthening royal absolutism caused a mutiny among the gentry, who forced him to abdicate in 1668 and to go to France.
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 Brief History of Poland
When Sigismund II, the last of the Jagiellos, died, there was a brief inter-regnum and in 1573 Henry of Valois was elected king of Poland, a crown he renounced in 1574 to become Henry III of France.
Under Sigismund III Vasa (1587-1632), a Swedish prince, nephew of Sigismund II, who acceded to the throne after some contention, Poland warred with Sweden.
John III Sobieski (1674-1696) restored Polish prestige with the defeat of the Turks in the Siege of Vienna in 1683.
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 swuklink: Searchable Time-Line     (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Polish and Lithuanian nobles elect Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632) as king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Zygmunt III Waza, -1599)
Battle of Stångebro; the Catholic King Sigismund of Sweden and Poland is defeated in his attempt to resume control of Sweden by the Protestant forces of his uncle, Charles Albert; Sigismund is deposed shortly thereafter
Battle of Suceava; Prince Sigismund Bathory (1572-1613) of Transylvania is defeated by the Voivode Michael the Brave (d.
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John III married the sister of Sigismund II of Poland, and their son was elected (1587) king of Poland as Sigismund III.
On John's death Sigismund succeeded to the Swedish throne, but his Catholicism led to his deposition (1599) in Sweden, where his uncle Charles IX (reigned 1604–11) succeeded him.
In Poland, Sigismund III was succeeded (1632) by his son Ladislaus IV, who was succeeded (1648) by his brother John II.
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 Federalism or Force: SR, January 2006
Also, King Sigismund had other problems at that time, not the least of which was the Zebrzydowski rebellion and the war with Sweden looming on the horizon.
In 1609 czar Vasilii Shuiskii and Swedish King Charles IX Vasa signed a treaty which to some extent duplicated the Polish proposal of 1600: Sweden and Muscovy were to conduct the same foreign policy, and Sweden would put at Moscow’s disposal some of its military force.
Sigismund III Vasa took this to be a casus belli.
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 Coinage of Poland in Riga, 1581-1621
After the death of Stephan Bathory, the new king of Poland became Sigismund III Vasa, the son of king of Sweden, Johann III.
When he died in 1592, Sigismund III Vasa became also the king of Sweden.
During the reign of Sigismund III Vasa, Riga continued the coinage.
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 Sigismund III. Wasa - Wikipedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sigismund versprach, eine Flotte auf der Ostsee zu halten, die Ostgrenze gegen die Tataren zu sichern und Schweden nicht ohne Einwilligung des polnischen Parlaments zu besuchen.
Sigismunds Schwierigkeiten verschärften sich durch seine politischen Ansichten, die er aus Schweden fertig ausgearbeitet mitgebracht hatte und die denen des allmächtigen Kanzlers diametral entgegenstanden.
Sigismund sah Schweden nie wieder, aber er weigerte sich beharrlich, seine Ansprüche aufzugeben oder die neue schwedische Regierung anzuerkennen.
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 Explore - Part 11
On orders of King Sigismund I, the Old the Gothic castle on the Wawel Hill was rebuilt as a Renaissance palatial residence, the work of the Italian artists Francesco of Florence and Bartolomeo Berrecci.
The latter was commissioned by the King to build the Sigismund Chapel in the Cathedral, which served as a burial chapel, the most magnificent monument of the Polish Renaissance.
The patron of Baroque was King Sigismund III Vasa.
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 Sigismund III — Infoplease.com
Sigismund III, 1566–1632, king of Poland (1587–1632) and Sweden (1592–99).
Charles IX Although finally crowned in 1594, Sigismund was defeated (1598) at Stangebro and was formally deposed by the Swedish diet in 1599.
Ladislaus IV, king of Poland - Ladislaus IV, 1595–1648, king of Poland (1632–48), son and successor of Sigismund III.
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Its name originally meant "Polish dance", and it does have Polish roots (the name of the dance means Poland in Polish language).
It is possible that the dance originated when king Sigismund Vasa (Sigismund III of Poland, Sigismund I of Sweden) went to Sweden to be crowned there too, and was accompanied by Polish musicians.
There are three main types of polskas: the semiquaver polska or sixteenth-note polska (somewhat similar to the polonaise), the quaver polska or eighth-note polska (somewhat similar to the mazurka), and the triplet polska.
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 Władysław IV Vasa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Władysław IV Vasa, b 19 April 1595 in Łobzów, near
(Portrait: Władysław IV Vasa.) Polish king (1632–48); son of
Cossacks' privileges, but neither the plans for war nor the promises were realized.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - En Svensk Tiger - A Swedish AAR
The son of Gustav Vasa, Erik XIV was insane and the crown therefore passed to Gustav’s second son, Johan III.
When Johan III died Sigismund inherited Sweden, however, his uncle Karl IX, the third son of Gustav Vasa, saw his chance as Sigismund was weak in Sweden, claimed the crown and proclaimed himself king of Sweden.
As Sigismund also was king of Poland he was first and foremost a catholic, in direct contrast to the rest of the Swedish kings who were protestant.
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 History of Sigismund III Vasa
Birth of Sigismund III Vasa, son of John III Vasa of Sweden
Sigismund III Vasa creates a union over Poland & Sweden
The Diet imposes Lutheraism on Sigismund as the state religion
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 Jan Zamoyski, polish nobility, famous painting, artists biography, impressionism painting, famous artists, painting ...
Important advisor to Kings Sigismund II Augustus and Stephen Bathory, he was one of the major opponents of Bathory successor, Sigismund III Vasa.
Jelita Coat of Arms.After the death of Batory in 1586 he helped Zygmunt III Waza to gain the Polish throne, defeating during the short civil war the forces supporting Habsburg archduke Maximilian at Byczyna in 1588, when Maximilian and his magnate supporters tried to seize Polish capital of Krakow by force.
Open conflict between king and chancellor broke out during the Sejm (Polish Diet) of 1592, when Zamoyski found out that Sigismund was plotting to cede the Polish crown to the Habsburgs in exchange for their support of his right to the Swedish throne.
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 Brief History of Sweden
During the course of this war, which ended indecisively (1570), Eric, who killed some members of the nobility with his own hands, was deposed and substituted by John III Vasa (1568-1592), son of Gustavus.
When Stephen Bathory, king of Poland, died, the Poles chose John's son, Sigismund III Vasa (1587-1632), as their king, and when John died Catholic Sigismund claimed the crown of Lutheran Sweden.
At first Sigismund Vasa was grudgingly accepted in Stockholm, but he was in Poland most of the time and eventually he was barred from returning.
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Unfortunately, Batory's successor King Sigismund III Vasa was unfriendly to Zolkiewski from the outset; he mistrusted him and would have none of his advice.
But even this did not please Sigismund; he reproached Zolkiewski, refused to ratify the agreement, and it became clear that he himself wished to become Tsar of Muscovy.
This was an impossibility, and by this refusal all the victories and diplomatic triumphs of Zolkiewski were rendered null, as he pointed out to the Diet at Warsaw, when he returned with the Tsar Demetrius and two of the greatest Russian princes, his captives.
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Medal to King Sigismund III Vasa of Poland and the Battle of Smolensk
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The Swedish hereditary prince Sigismund III Wasa was elected king of Poland in 1587.
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