Historic: Nantes Cathedral fire 2020
|born on||18 July 2020 at 07:40 (= 07:40 AM )|
|Place||Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33|
|Timezone||CEST h2e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||26°04' 25°18 Asc. 08°19'|
French architectural disaster that occurred when a fire broke out in three parts of the Cathedral of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul), a Roman Catholic Gothic "monument historique" in Nantes, in the early hours of 18 July 2020.
The fire was concentrated on the organ at the West end of the cathedral. The organ and a masterpiece by painter Hippolyte Flandrin were completely destroyed. The fire was contained at 10:00 AM.
A Rwandan national suspected of possible arson was taken into custody and freed on 19 July, and arrested again on 25 July. The suspect who volunteered at the cathedral admitted that he was responsible for the fire.
- associate relationship with Flandrin, Hippolyte (born 23 March 1809)
- compare to chart of Historic: 2019 Notre-Dame de Paris fire (born 15 April 2019)
- compare to chart of Historic: Nantes Cathedral fire 1972 (born 28 January 1972)
News reports cited on Wikipedia and other media for about 7:40 AM.
- Mundane : Disasters : Other Disasters (Arson?)