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Gregory VII's First Deposition and Banning of Henry IV
22 February 1076
Social History; Political History; Religious History; History of Christianity
As Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII competed to control the appointment of bishops and other church officials, Gregory declared that Henry was not the true ruler and that his subjects did not have to obey him.
"Gregory VII's First Deposition and Banning of Henry IV" (1076). All OER History Primary Sources. 63.