Arson, fires and pyromans

Arson, fires and pyromans

10th place: The most famous arsonist was, of course, Herostratus, who solely in order to become famous, burned the temple of Artemis in Ephesus.

9th place: In 391, a crowd of Christian fanatics, learned by the “Father of the Church” by Teofil, burned the Alexandrian Library - the oldest and most valuable collection of literature on history, geography, astronomy and biologists. Arson Christians are motivated by the fact that ancient science is contrary to the Holy Scriptures and should be destroyed.

8th place: The famous London fire lasted four days. 87 churches burned down (even the Cathedral of St. Paul), most of the government buildings and 70,000 of the 80,000 houses. It is believed that this is the most blatant case of inaction of firefighters: on the first day, no one was engaged in a fire at all.

7th place: The most famous voluntary arson of the city is, of course, the arson of Moscow in 1812. The University, the Buturlin Library, the Petrovsky and the Arbat Theaters were destroyed. It is believed that in the Moscow fire the manuscript “Words about Igor's regiment” perished, as well as the unique Trinity chronicle.

6th place: A week after the fire of the Reichstag in 1933 (which, as Hitler argued, the Communists staged), Germany chose a new Reichstag, the Nazi. And then, and now, many believe that the Nazis themselves arranged the arson.

5th place: The most famous person convicted of arson is Guy Fox, a participant in the "Powder Conspiracy" against the English King Jacob I. It was Fox who was instructed to light the fuse leading to the powder-filled room under the Lords Chamber in London. There he was arrested. "The night of Guy Fawkes" is still celebrated in many English-speaking countries on November 5th.

4th place: The most intellectual instigator is the famous physicist Robert Wood. As a child, he simply loved to arrange arson and explosions. By the age of eight, the frightening reputation of Prometheus was attached to him. But then the New York police, conducting an urgent examination of explosives used by criminals.

3rd place: The Guinness book is a record for the rate of making fire from the friction of two sticks. You can get fire in this way in 39.7 seconds.

2 place: About one of the most ancient fires reported in the I century AD. Roman historian Pliny the Elder.Equal to the fire, which still occurs in the Kukhi Malik tract (Western Tajikistan), is neither in scale nor in duration: it lasts for more than 2 thousand years.

1st place: In 1776, 16-year-old Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Muron was sentenced to hard labor for the term of “100 years and 1 day” for a series of arson attacks. In November 1876 a very old man left the prison. Fully after serving his sentence, 116-year-old Muron set a record for the duration of the sentence for arson.

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