The Black Plague

By Siena Duchini

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First outbreak of the plague

540 A.D

The first outbreak of Plague occurs at Pelusium, Egypt.

The pandemic begins

1333

Plague occurs in Constantinople.

1334

A major famine occurs.

1339 - 1346

A major famine occurs. This goes on for seven years and is referred to as "the famine before the plague."

The Black Plague began to spread through Western Europe.

1347

The plague arrives in France and Germany.

1348

1/3 of the population in Western Europe has died.

1349

That is roughly 25 million people.

The plague then reaches Eastern Europe.

1350

More specifically, it reaches London, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

The population of Britain estimating at 2,000,000

1377

The Great Plague of London begins.

March 1665

31,159 people die by August.

Aug. 1665

The Great Fire of London occurs

1666

This has destroyed most of the rats and fleas that carried the plague bacillus.

The plague has devastated central Europe.

1679

There is a small outbreak in England - the last outbreak England will ever see.

Plague breaks out in Austria.

1711

A pandemic identified as the Third Pandemic arises

1855

It began in China and spread throughout the world, with China and India affected the most. Overall, this pandemic brings death to more than 12 million people

The pandemic in China and India is over.

1896

5,000 cases of pneumonic Plague occur.

1994

This takes place in Surat, India, killing approximately 100 people.