Hungary, Sigismund, 1386-1437, Gold-Gulden N.D, (before 1427)
Quartered coat of arms with lion.
Chamber counts: Jacobus and Christianus
Sigismund of Luxembourg (*1368 in Nuremberg; †1437 in Znojmo, Moravia)
He came from the House of Luxembourg and was Elector of Brandenburg from 1378 to 1388 and from 1411 to 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387 (see also Croatia in personal union with Hungary), Roman-German King from 1411, King of Bohemia from 1419 and Roman-German Emperor from 1433 until his death.
His reign included the Council of Constance (1414-1418), at which he was able to overcome the schism in the Church, but which triggered the Hussite Wars (1419-1436).
At the Council, Sigismund enfeoffed Frederick of Hohenzollern with the Mark of Brandenburg and subsequently sold his associated hereditary electorship to Frederick.
Sigismund thus set an essential course for the rise of the House of Hohenzollern in Brandenburg-Prussia and beyond.
A statue of Sigismund with the two busts of Lippold von Bredow and Bernd Ryke as secondary figures was created by Eugen Börmel for the Siegesallee in Berlin.
It was unveiled on 6 May 1900 as monument group 14 and is now located in the Spandau Citadel.
Please note: Archive image.