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1077 in History

Events in History

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
  • Apr 3 The first Parliament of Friuli is created
  • Oct 30 Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)

Birthdays in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Apr 24 Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies
  • Dec 14 Agnes of Poitou, German empress & wife of emperor Henry III, dies at 52