:"This article is about the queen regnant of Poland, for others with similar names, see
Anna of Poland (disambiguation)."Infobox Polish monarch
image_caption=On a 1595 painting by
Marcin Kober, oil on canvas
deathdate=death date and age|1596|9|9|1523|10|18|mf=y
reign_start=December 13, 1575
reign_end=September 9, 1596
election_date=December 13, 1575
election_place=Old Town in
coronation_date=May 1, 1576
Sigismund I of Poland
Anna Jagiellon ( _lt. Ona Jogailaitė; _pl. Anna Jagiellonka; 1523–1596), daughter of
Poland's King Zygmunt I the Old, elected King of Polandand Grand Duke of Lithuania, wife of Stefan Batory, was one of the last members of the Jagiellon dynasty.
She became Queen of the
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthand was an heir to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
* Royal titles, in
Latin: "Anna Dei gratia Infans Regni Poloniae"."
* English translation: "Anna, by the Grace of God,
Infantaof the Kingdom of Poland."
Anna was a spinster when her brother King
Zygmunt II Augustdied. On December 13, 1575 she was elected in Warsaw King of Polandand Grand Duke of Lithuania. In 1576 she married Stefan Batory(1533–1586) at Wawel, then Reigning Prince of Transylvania, who became "de jure uxoris" King and Anne's co-monarch. She survived her husband and died childless.
Her heir was the only son of her youngest sister,
Catherine of Poland, Queen of Sweden - Sigismund Vasa. Anna helped him, after her husband's death, gain the Polish throne as Sigismund III Vasa.
Anna died during her nephew Sigismund's reign, in her own country where she had been born and had lived.
Anna Jagiellon is one of the persons who figure in a famous painting by
Jan Matejkodepicting the preaching of Piotr Skarga. Warsawwas Anna's main residence before it became the capital and she embellished the city by funding the construction of a variety of structures, many of which still exist today. She also funded several distinguished tomb monuments in the Wawel Cathedral, including the monument of her brother King Sigismund Augustus, her own monument in Sigismund's Chapel(both 1574–1575, Santi Gucci) and her husband Stefan Batory in the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1586, Santi Gucci) as well as the tomb of mother Bona Sforzain the Basilica di San Nicola in Bari(1593). In 1586 (ten years after it was painted) she ordered that a portrait of her in coronation robes be placed in the Sigismund's Chapel. [ [http://www.biurofestiwalowe.pl/biuletyn/biuletyn_33/biuletyn_4.html WAWEL 1000-2000] . Kultura artystyczna dworu królewskiego i katedry. Sala IV. Portrety rodowe. pl icon]
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