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Bathory, Sigismund (Zsigmond Bathory)

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Born: 1572 AD
Died: 1613 AD, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Prince

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Sigismund Bathory is a Hungarian ruler.

 

1581-1588 - He became the prince of Transylvania (ruled under regency 1581-1588).

 

1588 - Attained his majority, and joined the league of Christian princes against the Turk.

 

Bathory had inherited the military genius of his uncle, and his victories astonished contemporary Europe.

 

1598 - Sigismund resigned as Prince of Transylvania in favor of Emperor Rudolf II (the reigning Holy Roman Emperor and King of Hungary).

 

1595 - Sigismund Bathory signed a treaty with Michael the Brave, the Voivode of Wallachia, in which Wallachia came under sovereignty of Transylvania.

 

1599 - Abdicated throne and took holy orders.

 

1600 - Sigismund at the head of an army of Poles and Cossacks, he attempted to recover his throne, but was routed by Michael, voivode of Moldavia and Wallachia, at Suceava.

 

1601 - The diet of Cluj (Klausenburg) reinstated him, but again he was driven out by Michael the Brave and general Giorgio Basta, never to return.

 

1613 - Sigismund Bathory died at Prague.

 

 

 


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