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Sigismund I

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This painting of King Sigismund I, from Poland, was created by Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515-1586) around 1553.

The oil-on-tin plate measures 19.5 × 17.5 cm (7.7 × 6.9 in) and is currently maintained at the Czartoryski Museum and Library in Krakow, Poland.

In 1517, Sigismund married Bona Sforza - his second wife who was Queen Consort - with whom he had six children:

  • Queen Isabella of Hungary
  • Sigismund II of Poland
  • Sophia, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  • Anna I of Poland
  • Queen Catherine of Sweden
  • Wojciech Olbrach

The King, and his Queen Consort, were both patrons of Renaissance culture.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

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