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(1076).

The synod convened by Henry IV of Germany to secure the deposition of Gregory VII at the start of the Investiture Controversy. It charged Gregory with many crimes. Gregory excommunicated Henry soon afterwards.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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