On This Day

What Happened in January 1077

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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)