Sigismund I

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Sigismund I the Old
Portrait by Kulmbach, 1511-1518
King of Poland
Grand Duke of Lithuania
Reign8 December 1506 – 1 April 1548
Coronation24 January 1507 in Wawel Cathedral, Kraków
PredecessorAlexander I Jagiellon
SuccessorSigismund II Augustus
Born1 January 1467
Kozienice, Poland
Died1 April 1548(1548-04-01) (aged 81)
Kraków, Poland
Burial7 July 1548
DynastyJagiellon dynasty
FatherCasimir IV of Poland
MotherElisabeth of Austria
SignatureSigismund I the Old's signature

Sigismund I the Old (Polish: Zygmunt I Stary, Lithuanian: Žygimantas II Senasis; 1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548) was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 until his death in 1548. Sigismund I was a member of the Jagiellonian dynasty, the son of Casimir IV and younger brother of Kings John I Albert and Alexander I Jagiellon. He was nicknamed "the Old" in later historiography to distinguish him from his son and successor, Sigismund II Augustus.