Editors. "John Sigismund Zapolya of Transylvania dies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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On the death of John Sigismund Zapolya of Transylvania, the Emperor Maximilian II acquires the prince's possessions in Hungary, but the estates of Transylvania elect Stephen Bathory as their Voivode.
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