[Editor’s note: This article was penned by Tim Price, London-based wealth manager and editor of Price Value International.]
On All Saint’s Day, 1st November 1755, an earthquake measuring roughly 9 on the Richter scale struck the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. At least 30,000 people are estimated to have perished.
A little over half an hour after the original quake, a tsunami engulfed the lower half of the city.
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