Lisbon, Portugal, during the great earthquake of 1 November 1755. This copper engraving, made that year, shows the city in ruins and in flames. Tsunamis rush upon the shore, destroying the wharfs. The engraving is also noteworthy in showing highly disturbed water in the harbor, which sank many ships. Passengers in the left foreground show signs of panic. Original in: Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. Reproduced in: O Terramoto de 1755, Testamunhos Britanicos = The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, British Accounts. Lisbon: British Historical Society of Portugal, 1990. Artist: Unknown. Public Domain.
Lisbon, Portugal, during the great earthquake of 1 November 1755. This copper engraving, made that year, shows the city in ruins and in flames. Tsunamis rush upon the shore, destroying the wharfs. The engraving is also noteworthy in showing highly disturbed water in the harbor, which sank many ships. Passengers in the left foreground show signs of panic. Original in: Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. Reproduced in: O Terramoto de 1755, Testamunhos Britanicos = The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755, British Accounts. Lisbon: British Historical Society of Portugal, 1990. Artist: Unknown. Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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1. november 1755

Jordskælv i Lissabon efterfulgt af ildebrande og en flodbølge (tsunami), koster mindst 60.000 døde.
Trods et “lille” jordskælv (se Faktalink) fik det stor betydning i den kristne verdens tro på Guds almagt og omsorg, og oplysningsfilosoffernes opfattelse af fremtidstro-/pessimisme.

Se:

Jordskælvet i Lissabon 1755 (Wikipedia.dk)

Lissabon forsvandt i ild og vand (pdf) (Danmarks Meterologiske Institut, 1. november 2005)

Europa blev rystet i troen (pdf) (Historienet.dk/Illustreret Videnskab Historie, nr. 1, 2005, side 50-53)

1755 Lisbon earthquake (Wikipedia.org)

1755 Lisbon earthquake: Wrath of God or natural disaster? By David Bressan (Scientific American, November 1, 2011)

Se også:

Jordskælv (FaktaLink)

Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek:

Linkboxen: Oplysningstiden / The Enlightenment


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