On This Day

What Happened in 1059

Historical Events

  • Apr 13 Papal bull "In nomine Domini" (In the Name of the Lord) issued by Pope Nicholas II establishing popes elected by Bishops and Cardinals not appointed by their predecessor
  • May 23 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France
  • Aug 23 Treaty of Melfi: Pope Nicholas II recognized the Norman conquest of Southern Italy by appointing Norman adventurer Robert Guiscard Duke of Apulia and Calabria and Count of Sicily

World Leaders in 1059

Famous People Who Died in 1059

  • Jan 21 Michael I Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople (1043-59) whose excommunication by Rome caused the Great Schism, dies (b. c. 1000)
  • Jun 29 Bernard II, Duke of Saxony