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Katia Krafft

French volcanologist

Died when: 49 years 47 days (589 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Katia Krafft

Catherine Joséphine "Katia" Krafft (née Conrad;April 17, 1942 – June 3, 1991) and her husband, Maurice Paul Krafft (March 25, 1946 – June 3, 1991), were French volcanologists who died in a pyroclastic flow on Mount Unzen, in Japan, on June 3, 1991.

The Kraffts were known for being pioneers in filming, photographing, and recording volcanoes, often approaching within feet of lava flows.

Their obituary appeared in the Bulletin of Volcanology.Werner Herzog's documentaries Into the Inferno and The Fire Within: Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft highlight them.

A documentary of their career using their footage, Fire of Love, has been produced as well.

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