Historic: Nantes Cathedral fire 1972

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Historic: Nantes Cathedral fire 1972 Gender: N/A
born on 28 January 1972 at 16:18 (= 4:18 PM )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: De Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°49' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°29 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°19'

Historic: Nantes Cathedral fire 1972 (Nantes Cathedral)


French architectural disaster that occurred when a gigantic fire broke out on the roof of the Cathedral of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul), a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral in Nantes. The fire was caused by a workman's blow torch. Firemen managed to bring it under control, but the timber frame was severely damaged and many other damages were inflicted. This event led to what was undoubtedly the most complete interior restoration of a cathedral in France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Libération daily newspaper.


  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents