Blom, Philipp
March 2012
Lapham's Quarterly;Spring2012, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p214
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the history of Panthéon, one of the most important monuments in France. The Panthéon was built originally as the church of St. Genevieve after French King Louis XV had sworn to honor her if she recovered from a grave illness. Because of the huge costs of financing the church, construction was finished only in 1791.


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