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 (sĭg′ĭs-mənd) 1368-1437.
Holy Roman emperor (1410-1437) and king of Hungary (1387-1437) and Bohemia (1419-1437). He helped end the Great Schism (1378-1417) between two elected popes by convening the Council of Constance (1414-1418).
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(Biography) 1368–1437, king of Hungary (1387–1437) and of Bohemia (1419–37); Holy Roman Emperor (1411–37). He helped to end the Great Schism in the Church; implicated in the death of Huss
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(ˈsɪdʒ ɪs mənd, ˈsɪg ɪs-)

1368–1437, Holy Roman emperor 1411–37.
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Roberto of San Severino; died fighting for Venice against Sigismund, Duke of Austria, in 1487.
Canaletto produced these preparatory drawings for The Feast of Santa Marta, one of four paintings commissioned by the Berlin merchant Sigismund Streit after 1758.
From 1415, the Emporer Sigismund, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German nations, granted my family the title.
One dimension untouched by Gallo, however, is the Jewish question that arises even in their use of Castilian; in one of the Silberstein letters, it is clear that the young Sigismund has had a run in with a Sephardic Jew who spoke to him in Ladino, which Freud treats as an oddity (letter of August 2, 1873).
Among those buried at the site were David Lewis, of Lewis's store fame; Charles Mozley, first Jewish Mayor of Liverpool; and Dr Sigismund Lewis, a pioneer of school vaccination programmes.
Among those buried at the Fairfield site are David Lewis of Lewis's store fame; Charles Mozley, first Jewish Mayor of Liverpool and Dr Sigismund Lewis, who was a pioneer of school vaccination programmes.
In 15th century Poland the legendary alchemist Sendivogius created a magical vodka to be enjoyed by King Sigismund Ill and his royal court.
Chapter 2, for example, is dedicated to comparing two editions of Sigismund Meisterlin's vita of Saint Sebald and two editions of Albert von Bonstetten's vita of Ida of Toggenberg.
The castle's 136 16th century tapestries, ordered from Brussels by King Sigismund II Augustus, are its most valuable collection.
The patience of Europe was wearing thin and in 1414 pressure from Sigismund, King of the Romans and heir to the Holy Roman Empire, compelled John XXIII to convene the Council of Constance to resolve matters.
In fact, the animosity ran so deep that when both countries were no longer communist, and Russia was looking to replace its November 7 Bolshevik Revolution holiday, it came up with November 4, the anniversary of the Russian boyars' victory in 1612 over Polish King Sigismund's short-lived occupation of Moscow.