Canossa

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Ca·nos·sa

 (kə-nŏs′ə, kä-nōs′sä)
A village of north-central Italy in the Apennines. In January 1077 the Holy Roman emperor Henry IV did penance at the castle here to obtain a pardon from his excommunication by Pope Gregory VII.

Canossa

(kəˈnɒsə; Italian kaˈnossa)
n
(Placename) 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