Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2018
Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral

The Cathedral of Lausanne (French: Cathédral de Notre-Dame de Lausanne) is Switzerland's largest church and arguably its finest. Construction began in the 12th century CE and the edifice was officially consecrated in 1165 CE by Pope Gregory X (r. 1271-1276 CE), who crowned the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I (r. 1273-1291 CE) during the same ceremony. Though spare in terms of artwork due to the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s CE, the cathedral remains a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a Burgundian twist.


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 18). Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9752/

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Wiener, James B. "Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9752/.

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Wiener, James B. "Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2018. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

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