On This Day

What Happened in January 1077

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 German King Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • Jan 28 German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII and invited back to the Church after his penitent Walk to Canossa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)