John Sigismund Vasa
|John Sigismund Vasa|
|Born||6 January 1652|
|Died||20 February 1652 (aged 0)|
|Father||John II Casimir Vasa|
|Mother||Marie Louise Gonzaga|
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. 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. As befitting the son of a Polish king, he was buried in the Vasa Crypt, at Wawel Castle in the Tomb of the Kings.
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).
|Ancestors of John Sigismund Vasa|
- B. Fabiani: Habit princess: Portrait of Vasa 1651, Warsaw, 1972, p 68, ed. 44.
- S. Ochmann-Staniszewska: the Vasa dynasty in Poland, Warsaw 2006, p 239
- Z. Wdowiszewski: Genealogy of the House of Jagiellon and Vasa in Poland, Krakow 2005, p 239.
- Z. Wdowiszewski: Genealogy of the House of Jagiellon and Vasa in Poland, Krakow 2005, p. 239.
- 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.