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go to Canossa

To become or make oneself humble; to do a penance or seek absolution for some wrong. A reference to Canossa Castle in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV humbled himself before Pope Gregory VII in 1077 to have his excommunication lifted. After the company completely bungled the contract, the CEO himself went to Canossa in an attempt to pacify the clients. Looks like we'll have to go to Canossa and ask the IT department to fix our computers again.
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18 event were donated to the Canossa Centers, which provide various social services to underprivileged communities in greater Cairo in cooperation with Voica World and with funding from the Italian Foreign Ministry.
The king waited for three days outside the gates of Canossa, fasting and wearing the hair shirt, until the pope agreed to open the gate.
The struggle between the king and the pope did not end with the humiliating scene at Canossa.
7, incorrectly claims that the sculptor's first Florentine ancestor was a Messer Simone dei Conti da Canossa, who came to Florence as podesta in 1250: Condivi refers to a letter from Alessandro di Canossa to Michelangelo, dated 8 October 1520, confirming the descent and saying that he knew of a Simone in his ancestors who was podesta of Florence: Canossa addresses Michelangelo as "honoured kinsman" and writes "Turning over my old papers, I have discovered that a Messere Simone da Canossa was podesta of Florence, as I have already mentioned to the above-named Giovanni da Reggio": see Gotti, 1:4.
Count Canossa responds initially by placating Bibbiena and telling him that in truth his face is handsome for it is virile, but instead of answering the posed question about whether Bibbiena's legs were as well built as his chest, the count begins a diatribe against the effeminate qualities of certain men, who should be treated like "harlots" and kicked out of the company of gentlemen (consorzio degli omini nobili).
Il suffit d'evoquer sur ce point l'empereur d'Allemagne, Henri IV, excommunie et attendant, en hiver, pendant trois jours, pieds nus et tete nue, dans la cour du chateau de Canossa que le pape Gregoire VII accepte de le recevoir pour lever la sanction canonique qui le frappait (47).
This was intended to correspond to the institute for women founded by Maddalena di Canossa [1774-1835].
Henry was forced to travel to Italy to the pope's winter castle at Canossa in the Italian Alps to beg forgiveness.
I have never taken part in politics; I have never voted, and the last event in the political realm that truly concerned me or had anything to do with me in a clear and honest way was the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Turks on May 29, 1453, nor have I failed to recognize that I still have not gotten over the trip to Canossa by the Salic King Henry IV in January 1077 to pay homage to the Sovereign Pontiff Gregory VII--a trip of such ill-fated consequences for the Christian West.
11); this can only have been in 1076 when he was about to meet Pope Gregory VII at Canossa, and it warrants a narrower range of dates for the charter than is suggested.
JASPER VAN'T HOF, ERNIE WATTS & BO STIEF Canossa (Intuition): An unusual contrast, the Euro-atmospherics of keyboardist Hof and gentle bass of Stief against the very American style of saxophonist Watts.
Henry IV in the snow at Canossa is a big deal if you are telling the story of the medieval church from the outside in; a very small matter if you are telling the same story from the inside out.
It ended with a repentant Henry standing in the snow outside the castle door of Canossa seeking a settlement with the Pope, then turning around and deposing the Pope once more and driving him into exile.
In an effort to help the next generation of voters understand the importance of civic engagement and transparent elections, Smartmatic made a donation to the Canossa Tondo Children Foundation Inc.
TI serwio must be carried out on behalf of the following organizations: Union Val d~Enza, City of Bibbiano, City of Campegine, City of Canossa, the City of Cavriago, City of Montecchio Emilia, City of San Polo d~Enza and Azienda Speciale CavriagoServizi.