1256 in history

1256 events chronologically

May 4 The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
Dec 15 Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia

Born in 1256

Jan 6 Gertrude the Great a German Cistercian, mystic, and theologian. She is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, and is inscribed in the General Roman Calendar, for celebration throughout the Latin Rite on November 16
Mar 21 Henry I Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal a member of the House of Ascania and Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal and Landsberg.
Dec 30 Ibn al-Banna' al-Marrakushi al-Azdi, also known as Abu'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Azdi. [29 December 1256 – 1321, was a Moroccan mathematician, astronomer, Islamic scholar, Sufi, and a one-time astrologer

Died in 1256

Jan 4 Bernhard von Spanheim Duke of Carinthia for 54 years from 1202 until his death. He was a member of the noble House of Sponheim
Jan 28 William II of Holland a Count of Holland and Zeeland. He was elected as German anti-king in 1247 and remained king until his death
Apr 12 Margaret of Bourbon (1211–1256) the Countess of Champagne and Queen of Navarre. Margaret was the daughter of Archambaud VIII of Bourbon and his first wife Alix of Forez
May 1 Mafalda of Portugal a Portuguese infanta , later Queen consort of Castile for a brief period. She was the second youngest daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon
May 6 Peter Nolasco a Catholic saint, born at Mas-des-Saintes-Puelles, Languedoc, today's France, although some historians claim he was born in Barcelona.
Jun 13 Tankei a Japanese sculptor of the Kei school, which flourished in the Kamakura period. He was the student of and eldest son of the master sculptor Unkei
Sep 1 Kujō Yoritsune the fourth shogun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan. His father was kanpaku Kujō Michiie and his grandmother was a niece of Minamoto no Yoritomo. He was born in the year of the Tiger, in the month, on the day, and so his given name at birth was Mitora