Canossa



a ruined castle in N Italy: scene of the penance of Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire before Pope Gregory VII in 1077.
go to Canossa, to humble oneself.
Historical Examples

Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds
Three Plays Luigi Pirandello
The Eighteen Christian Centuries James White
A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds
Historical Miniatures August Strindberg
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds
A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds
The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

noun
a ruined castle in N Italy, in Emilia near Reggio nell’Emilia: scene of the penance done by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV before Pope Gregory VII

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