Sigismund I

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Archival image of Kaiser Sigismund I (351 UC (42 IC / 3151 CE))
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Occupation: Kaiser of the Galactic Empire
Status: Deceased (natural causes)

Sigismund I (Japanese: ジギスムント1世) was the second kaiser of the Galactic Empire, Sigismund I ascended to the throne at the age of 25. As Rudolph von Goldenbaum's only son, born to his mistress Magdalena, was rumored to have suffered from a congenital birth defect, Sigismund, son of Rudolph's eldest daughter, was named emperor.

Sigismund I's father, Duke Joachim von Neue Stauffen, served as the second emperor's chief of staff. (LOGH: 'Julian's Journey, Mankind's Journey')

History

At the beginning of his reign, massive democratic rebellions erupted across imperial territory. The people saw Rudolph von Goldenbaum's death as a sign to reclaim the liberties they had lost when the Empire was created. But the powerful infrastructure of the nobility, military, and bureaucracy supporting the Goldenbaum Dynasty was more than a match for the rebels, and led by Joachim von Neue Stauffen, they brutally suppressed the revolts, firmly establishing the Galactic Empire as a force that would not waver. (LOGH: 'Julian's Journey, Mankind's Journey')

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