The Earthquake that rocked Portugal and what happened next
The Great Lisbon Earthquake struck on All Saints Day in 1755. The largest earthquake to strike Europe in the last 10,000 years changed not just the city of Lisbon, but Europe's understanding of politics, religion, philosophy and science.
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