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The Great Lisbon Earthquake of l November 1755 which destroyed much of the city and killed thousands of the inhabitants. The earthquake was followed by a tidal wave, and further damaged by fire that broke out. Aftershocks were felt many weeks after the main event. This historical event is described in the philosophical novel 'Candide' by Voltaire (1759).

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The Great Lisbon Earthquake of l November 1755 which destroyed much of the city and killed thousands of the inhabitants. The earthquake was followed by a tidal wave, and further damaged by fire that broke out.  Aftershocks were felt many weeks after the main event. This historical event is described in the philosophical novel 'Candide' by Voltaire (1759).