1259 in history

1259 events chronologically

Jan 1 Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris
Dec 4 Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels

Born in 1259

Mar 25 Andronikos II Palaiologos Byzantine emperor from 11 December 1282 to 23/24 May 1328. He was the eldest surviving son of Michael VIII Palaiologos and Theodora Doukaina Vatatzina, grandniece of John III Doukas Vatatzes. On 8 November 1273, Andronikos II married Anne of Hungary , daughter of the king Stephen V of Hungary

Died in 1259

Feb 7 Thomas Count of Flanders the Lord of Piedmont from 1233 to his death, Count of Flanders jure uxoris from 1237 to 1244, and regent of the County of Savoy from 1253 to his death, while his nephew Boniface was fighting abroad. He was the son of Thomas I of Savoy and Margaret of Geneva
Apr 22 Adolf VII of Berg the eldest son of Henry IV, Duke of Limburg and Irmgard of Berg.
May 29 Christopher I of Denmark King of Denmark between 1252 and 1259. He was the son of Valdemar II of Denmark by his wife, Infanta Berengária of Portugal. He succeeded his brothers Eric IV Plovpenning and Abel of Denmark on the throne. Christopher was elected King upon the death of his older brother Abel in the summer of 1252. He was crowned at Lund Cathedral on Christmas Day 1252
Aug 11 Möngke Khan the fourth Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, ruling from July 1, 1251 to August 11, 1259. He was the first Great Khan from the Toluid line and made significant reforms to improve the administration of the Empire during his reign. Under Möngke, the Mongols conquered Iraq and Syria as well as the kingdom of Nanzhao. He was given the Chinese-style temple name Emperor Xianzong of Yuan by his successor Kublai Khan, who founded the Yuan Dynasty
Aug 29 Bronislava of Poland a Polish nun of the Premonstratensian Order. She is beatified in the Roman Catholic Church
Oct 7 Ezzelino III da Romano an Italian feudal lord in the March of Treviso who was a close ally of the emperor Frederick II and ruled Verona, Vicenza and Padua for almost two decades. He became infamous as a cruel tyrant though much of his sinister reputation may be due to the propaganda of his many enemies