On This Day

Events in History in 1059

  • 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

Historic Event

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