Found project: Église Saint-Séverin


    Project : Église Saint-Séverin

    Language variant : St. Séverin Church

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 1520

    Locality : Paris

    Country : France

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    "The cemetery of Saint-Severin, lying next to the church, was no longer used for burials in the eighteenth century. It is said to have been the place where for the first time in 1474, the operation of the Stone (to cure kidney stones) was done. Many noblemen at that time suffered from that disease. Physicians and surgeons were granted permission by Louis XI to experiment on an archer sentenced to be hanged on the gallows of Montfaucon. They brought their unfortunate patient to the cemetery, probably with the idea that if he died, they would not have to go far to bury him. But all went well and two weeks after the archer was completely healthy. After this ordeal, the king pardoned him and even granted the archer a certain amount of money."

    Amédée Boinet. Les Edifices Réligieux: Moyen-Age. Renaissance, Ed. H. Laurens, 1910, Paris, pp. 86–87. Série: les richesses d’art de la ville de Paris.

    Ed. and trans. Adzhoa Makkonen



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