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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Bracteate of Otto the Rich, Meissen around 1156
Otto the Rich becomes Margrave of Meissen .
1156 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 604/605 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1148/49
Buddhist calendar 1699/1700 (southern Buddhism); 1698/99 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 64th (65th) cycle

Year of the Fire Rat丙子 ( at the beginning of the year wood pig 乙亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 518/519 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 534/535
Islamic calendar 550/551 (February 24/25)
Jewish calendar 4916/17 (September 16/17)
Coptic calendar 872/873
Malayalam calendar 331/332
Seleucid era Babylon: 1466/67 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1467/68 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1194
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1212/13 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire / Italy

Marriage of Frederick I with Beatrix of Burgundy, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo , 1751

Eastern Europe and the Caucasus


First documentary mentions


In Venice is Montevecchio , founded an association of creditors , as the first banking institution of the West makes history.


  • May 14 : Arnold II von Wied , Archbishop of Cologne , dies in Xanten. Then there is a controversial election of bishops in Cologne. While the prior college elects the Bonn provost Gerhard von Are , the younger canons elect Friedrich II von Berg as archbishop. Finally, the two parties quarrel three days before Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa in Nuremberg, who then postpones his decision to a new day in Regensburg. Here he confirms Frederick II as the new Archbishop of Cologne, immediately gives him the regalia and sends him immediately to Rome for episcopal ordination.


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