Sigismund Augustus


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Sigismund Augustus:

see Sigismund IISigismund II
or Sigismund Augustus,
1520–72, king of Poland (1548–72). Crowned in 1530 to assure his succession, he assumed the royal functions at the death of his father, Sigismund I.
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Another little-remembered fact is that since the death of King Sigismund Augustus and the end of the Jagiellonian dynasty, Polish kings were elected not unlike modern-day presidents.