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The French Cathedral is a French Reformed church, towering next to the German Cathedral on the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin. The cathedral has never housed an episcopal see.
Since the beginning of the 18th century, French Huguenots made up about a quarter of the city's total population. Elector Wilhelm Friedrich allowed them to build their church. The construction was completed by 1705. The Huguenot church in Charenton-Saint-Maurice was taken as a model for the construction.
In 1785, as a result of extensive restoration work over the square, a large dome was erected over the church building. The building, badly damaged during the Second World War, was completely restored at the end of the 20th century.
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