Historical Events in 1156

  • Jan 20 According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of Lake Köyliönjärvi in Finland
  • May 28 Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios
  • Jul 11 Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan
  • Sep 8 Henry II, Duke of Austria leaves Bavaria

Event of Interest

Sep 17 Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the 'Privilegium Minus' decree, which elevated Austria to a duchy