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Canossa

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Canossa, in the duchy of Modēna, is where (in the winter of 1076–7) Kaiser Heinrich IV went to humble himself before Pope Gregory VII. (Hildebrand).

Has the Czar gone to Canossa? Is he about to eat humble pie?

When, in November, 1887, the Czar went to Berlin to visit the Emperor of Germany, the Standard asked in a leader, “Has the Czar gone to Canossa?”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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