John Sigismund Vasa

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John Sigismund Vasa
Born6 January 1652
Warsaw, Poland
Died20 February 1652(1652-02-20) (aged 0)
Warsaw, Poland
Burial
HouseVasa
FatherJohn II Casimir Vasa
MotherMarie Louise Gonzaga

John Sigismund Vasa (January 6, 1652, Warsaw - February 20, 1652, Warsaw) - Polish prince, the son of John II Casimir and Marie Louise Gonzaga.

Biography[edit]

His parents, happy for the birth of an heir, had vowed that when the child was born, he would spend two years as the novice of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites.[1] However, unfortunately for them, the boy died under the age of two months. This plunged his parents into deep despair as they had similarly lost a daughter, Maria Anna Teresa, some months prior to John's birth.[2] As befitting the son of a Polish king, he was buried in the Vasa Crypt, at Wawel Castle in the Tomb of the Kings.[3]

According to the contemporary sources, though his name was Charles Louis (Karol Ludwik), on his coffin his name was inscribed as Jan Zygmunt (John Sigismund).[4]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ B. Fabiani: Habit princess: Portrait of Vasa 1651, Warsaw, 1972, p 68, ed. 44.
  2. ^ S. Ochmann-Staniszewska: the Vasa dynasty in Poland, Warsaw 2006, p 239
  3. ^ Z. Wdowiszewski: Genealogy of the House of Jagiellon and Vasa in Poland, Krakow 2005, p 239.
  4. ^ Z. Wdowiszewski: Genealogy of the House of Jagiellon and Vasa in Poland, Krakow 2005, p. 239.

References[edit]

  • B. Fabiani: Habit princess. Portrait of Vasa in 1651 , [in:] Lorentz S., Michalowski, K., Yearbook of the National Museum in Warsaw, Vol. XVI, Warsaw, 1972, pp. 68, 76.
  • S. Ochmann-Staniszewska: Vasa dynasty in Poland, Warsaw 2006, pp. 211, 239.
  • Z. Wdowiszewski: Genealogy of the House of Jagiellon and Vasa in Poland, ed. Avalon, Kraków 2005, p. 239.