Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral

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James Blake Wiener
published on 18 December 2018

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.

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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 World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 18). Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9752/ceiling-and-pillars-of-lausanne-cathedral/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9752/ceiling-and-pillars-of-lausanne-cathedral/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Ceiling and Pillars of Lausanne Cathedral." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2018. Web. 25 Mar 2023.