On This Day

What Happened in 1076

Historical Events

  • Jan 24 Synod of Worms: German King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII
  • Feb 14 Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV (for the 1st time)

Famous People Born in 1076

  • Jun 1 Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)

World Leaders in 1076

Famous People Who Died in 1076

  • Feb 26 Godfrey IV "the Hunchback", Duke of Lower Lorraine murdered (or Feb 27)
  • Mar 21 Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1011)
  • Apr 27 Willem, bishop of Utrecht (1054-76), murderer of earl Floris I, dies
  • May 31 Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria and the last Anglo-Saxon earl, beheaded after rebelling against William the Conquorer
  • Dec 27 Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev (b. 1027)