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Pantheon, Paris

  • Address: 602 Place du Pantheon
  • Vicinity: E of Rue Saint-Jacques
  • Arrondissement Municipal of 5th Lt, Pantheon in Paris
  • Type: Mausoleum
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Pantheon, Paris


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1755/00/00 Jacques-Germain Soufflot Architect Louis XV commissions Jacques-Germain Soufflot to design the Church of Sainte-Genevieve to replace an older church of the same name on the same site.
1757/00/00 Louis XV of France Patron Construction begins on the Church of Sainte-Genevieve.
1791/04/04 Honore Gabriel Riqueti In Memoriam Honore Gabriel Riqueti is buried in Sainte-Genevieve, Paris
1794/11/25 Honore Gabriel Riqueti In Memoriam Honore Gabriel Riqueti's body is disinterred from The Pantheon and moved to the churchyard of Sainte-Catherine, suburb of Saint-Marceau, Paris (now the 5th arrondissement)
1830/00/00 David d'Angers Sculptor David d'Angers is commissioned to create a new pediment for the Pantheon
1851/03/31 Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III Education Leon Foucault demonstrates the rotation of the earth to Napoleon III with a 67-metre (220 ft) pendulum hung from the central dome of the Pantheon
1851/07/11 Voltaire In Memoriam National Assembly of France has Voltaire's remains tranfered to the Pantheon
1885/06/01 Victor Hugo In Memoriam Victor Hugo is buried at the Pantheon Funeral of Victor Hugo
1904/00/00 A public subscription finances a bronze casting of a large version of "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin. The City of Paris installs it as a public monument in front of the Pantheon. It will be moved in 1922. The Thinker
1908/06/06 Emile Zola In Memoriam Zola's ashes are transferred to the Pantheon. During the ceremony, Louis Gregori, a journalist, fires two shots at Dreyfus, slightly wounding him in the arm. The fanatic is acquitted September 11. Dreyfus Affair
1924/11/23 Jean Jaures In Memoriam The mortal remains of Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Leon Jaures are transferred to the Pantheon, Paris.

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Particulars for Pantheon, Paris:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Building Use Mausoleum
Devise Pendulum
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property

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