St. Michael's Cathedral, Alba Iulia
|St. Michael's Cathedral|
|Style||Romanesque and Gothic|
|Archdiocese||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia|
St. Michael's Cathedral (Romanian: Catedrala Sfântul Mihail, Hungarian: Gyulafehérvári Szent Mihály érseki székesegyház) is the Roman Catholic cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia, Romania, and the oldest and the longest cathedral in the country.
Towards the end of the 11th century the transversal naves and the first part of the sanctuary of the present cathedral were built in the Romanesque style. During the Mongol invasion of 1241, the church was destroyed. In the middle of the 13th century the cathedral was rebuilt on the old foundation, in the transitory style between Romanesque and Gothic.
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A list of people interred here:
- John Hunyadi, Regent-Governor (1446–1453) of the Kingdom of Hungary
- Queen Isabella, the wife of John Zápolya
- John II Sigismund Zápolya, King of Hungary from 1540 to 1570 and Prince of Transylvania from 1570–1571
- Áron Márton (1896-1980), Roman Catholic bishop, Righteous Among the Nations
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