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The Lisbon Catastrophe

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October
312008

14:00 - 15:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Edward Paice, author of Wrath of God: The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

The Lisbon earthquake, which took place on the morning of 1 November 1755, was Europe's greatest natural disaster. The earthquake was followed by a tsunami and fire, destroying much of Lisbon. This talk will reconstruct events of the day with the assistance of Royal Society archive material.

The Lisbon Catastrophe The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK