Podlachian Voivodeship (1513–1795)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0427-7;
s union with the Kingdom of Poland in 1569 and formation of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the voivodeship was transferred to the Polish Crown. The governor of the Podlaskie Voivodeship was first located in Bielsk Podlaski, but later moved to Drohiczyn. Sigismund I of Poland (Polish: Zygmunt I Stary; Lithuanian: Zygimantas II Senasis) (1 January 1467 – 1 April 1548), of the Jagiellon dynasty, reigned as King of Poland and also as the Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1506 until 1548. Earlier, Sigismund had been invested as Duke of Silesia. The son of King Casimir IV Jagiellon and Elisabeth of Austria, Sigismund followed his brothers John I of Poland and Alexander I of Poland to the Polish throne.
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