Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as the first wife of the king of Poland Sigismund I. the Old. She was the daughter of a Hungarian noble, Stefan Zápolya, and Polish princess Hedwig of Cieszyn.Barbara was a younger sister of future King of Hungary János Zápolya (1487-1540).
John Sigismund's father, John Zápolya, was the wealthiest Hungarian lord in the early 16th century. After the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, inflicted a crushing defeat on the Hungarian army in the Battle of Mohács, the majority of the noblemen elected John Zápolya king in 1526.
Born the elder of the two daughters of Sigismund I and his first wife Barbara Zápolya. In 1535 she married Elector Joachim II in Kraków. Although Joachim II converted to protestantism in 1439, she was promised that she would always be free in the exercise her religion. In 1549 she had an accident where she hurt her pelvis and broke her leg.
His wife Hedwig's mother Barbara Zápolya was a sister of John Zápolya, who had claimed the vacant throne of Hungary after King Louis II was killed in battle against the Ottoman Empire in 1526. However, Joachim supported Ferdinand of Habsburg, who also claimed the crown and challenged the Turkish invaders.
Barbara Zápolya Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Poland April 16, 2018 Moniek 0 The Kingdom of Poland existed several times throughout history.
Barbara Zápolya − córka węgierskiego magnata i cieszyńskiej Piastówny, polska królowa i wielka księżna litewska w latach 1512-1515 jako pierwsza żona Zygmunta Starego. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Barbara Zápolya .
Sigismund I, byname Sigismund the Old, Polish Zygmunt Stary, (born Jan. 1, 1467—died April 1, 1548, Kraków, Pol.), king who established Polish suzerainty over Ducal Prussia (East Prussia) and incorporated the duchy of Mazovia into the Polish state.
Bona Sforza d’Aragona (2 February 1494 – 19 November 1557) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania. A member of the powerful House of Sforza, which ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447, she became the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1518.
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Sigismund was married twice, first to noblewoman Barbara Zápolya from Hungary and then to Bona Sforza, the daughter of Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Duke of Milan. Their only son and the last Jagiellon king , Sigismund Augustus, was co-crowned vivente rege in 1529 and formally assumed throne when Sigismund the Old died in 1548.