Emperor Sigismund becomes King of Bohemia (90 words)

Historical Context Note

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Sigismund was intimately involved in a variety of struggles that prevented him from assuming the crown of Bohemia after the death of his half-brother, Wencelas. He was frequently engaged in battles against the Turks; he took a hand in attempting to sort out the Great Schism within the Catholic Church, which resulted in the existence of three Popes; he also disliked John Hus and his followers and, throughout the 1420s, engaged in a series of battles against them. Only in 1436 did he finally enter Prague to become King of Bohemia.

Editors. "Emperor Sigismund becomes King of Bohemia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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