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Rouen Cathedral
Rouen Cathedral was the world's tallest building from 1876 to 1880.*
Preceded by St. Nikolai, Hamburg
Surpassed by Cologne Cathedral
Information
Location Rouen, France
Status Complete
Constructed 1202-1880
Height
Antenna/Spire 151 m (495 ft.)
Technical details
Floor count n/a

*Fully habitable, self-supported, from main entrance to highest structural or architectural top; see world's tallest buildings and structures for other listings.

Rouen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) is a Gothic cathedral in Rouen, in northwestern France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen. Image File history File links Cathédrale of Rouen - Photographer Richard Groult (2001) Copyleft : cette Å“uvre est libre, vous pouvez la redistribuer et/ou la modifier selon les termes de la Licence Art Libre. ... Image File history File links Cathédrale of Rouen - Photographer Richard Groult (2001) Copyleft : cette Å“uvre est libre, vous pouvez la redistribuer et/ou la modifier selon les termes de la Licence Art Libre. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The former main church pc. ... The Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom, official name: ) is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Colognes most famous landmark since its completion in the late 19th century. ... Rouen Cathedral The entrance to Rouen Cathedral The Church of Jean dArc Abbey church of Saint-Ouen, (chevet) in Rouen Rouen, medieval house Rue St-Romain on a rainy day in Rouen Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on... // Events August 1 - Arthur of Brittany captured in Mirebeau, north of Poitiers Beginning of the Fourth Crusade. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... While determining the worlds tallest structure has generally been straightforward, the definition of the worlds tallest building or the worlds tallest tower is less clear. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ... A cathedral is a religious building for worship, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Roman Catholic, Anglican and some Lutheran churches, which serves as a bishops seat, and thus as the central church of a diocese. ... Rouen Cathedral The entrance to Rouen Cathedral The Church of Jean dArc Abbey church of Saint-Ouen, (chevet) in Rouen Rouen, medieval house Rue St-Romain on a rainy day in Rouen Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on... The Archbishop of Rouen is Primate of Normandy and one of the fifteen Archbishops of France. ...


Features

Rouen Cathedral contains a tomb of Richard the Lionheart which contains his heart. His bowels were buried within the church of the Chateau of Châlus-Chabrol in the L. It was from the walls of the Chateau of Châlus-Chabrol that the crossbow bolt was fired, which led to his death once the wound became septic. His corporal remains were buried next to his father at Fontevraud Abbey near Chinon and Saumur, France. Richard's effigy is on top of the tomb, and his name is inscribed in Latin on the side. Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 to 6 April 1199. ... Fontevraud Abbey Chapel. ... Illustration of Chinon, circa 1892 For other uses, see Chinon (disambiguation). ... Saumur is a small city and commune in the Maine-et-Loire département of France on the Loire River, with an approximate population of 30,000 (in 2001). ...


Rouen Cathedral was the tallest building in the world (151 m) from 1876 to 1880. For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ...


The cathedral was bombed in 1944, taking several direct hits that narrowly missed destroying key pillars.


In Art

Rouen Cathedral, Full Sunlight, by Claude Monet, 1894
Entrance to Rouen Cathedral
Entrance to Rouen Cathedral
  • Joris-Karl Huysmans wrote La Cathédrale about the Cathedral, a novel based on an intensive examination of the building.

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