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 Sentence Examples
She escaped to the castle of Canossa, where the great count of Tuscany espoused her cause, and appealed in her behalf to Otto the Saxon.
She was the last heiress of the great house of Canossa, whose fiefs stretched from Mantua across Lombardy, passed the Apennines, included the Tuscan plains, and embraced a portion of the duchy of Spoleto.
It was in her castle of Canossa that Henry IV.
Bismarck at that moment had entered upon his pilgrimage to Canossa.