|Covid-19|Anselm leaves Italy.
Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor, becomes King of Germany.
Ottokar, Count of Steyr, becomes Margrave of the Karantanian March, later known as Styria.
The Pagoda of Fugong Temple of Shanxi in northern China is built during the Liao Dynasty. Work begins on the Pizhi Pagoda of Lingyan Temple, Shandong, China, under the opposing Song Dynasty.
The Muslims expel 300 Christians from Jerusalem, and European Christians are forbidden to enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
The Macedonian Dynasty ends in the Byzantine Empire.
Baldwin II, Count of Hainaut (d. 1098)
August 31 – Theodora, Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire (b. 981)
October 5 – Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1017)
Abu L'Ala al-Ma'arri, Syrian poet
Year 1056 (MLVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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