On This Day

What Happened in 1256

Historical Events in 1256

  • Apr 13 The Grand Union of the Augustinian order formed when Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
  • May 4 Augustinian monastic order constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae
  • Dec 15 Hulagu Khan captures and destroys Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut, in present-day Iran, part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia

Famous People Who Died in 1256

  • Jan 28 Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22
  • Jun 13 Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)
  • Sep 1 Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (b. 1218)
  • Oct 14 Kujō Yoritsugu, 5th shōgun of the Kamakura shogunate of Japan, dies at 16