1056 in history

1056 events chronologically

Aug 31 After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty

Born in 1056

Sep 10 William Margrave of the Nordmark the Margrave of the Nordmark from 1051 until his death. He was the eldest son and successor of the Margrave Bernard and a daughter of Vladimir I of Kiev. He died fighting the Slavs near Prizlawa

Died in 1056

Feb 11 Herman II (archbishop of Cologne) the Archbishop of Cologne from 1036 until his death.
Oct 5 Henry III Holy Roman Emperor a member of the Salian Dynasty of Holy Roman Emperors. He was the eldest son of Conrad II of Germany and Gisela of Swabia. His father made him duke of Bavaria in 1026, after the death of Duke Henry V