The Black Death Timeline

Events

430 B.C.- During the second year of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides writes about a disease that is believed to have been the Plague

430

540 A.D.- An outbreak of Plague occurs at Pelusium, Egypt.

540

542 A.D.- Plague reaches Constantinople.

542

1334- Plague occurs in Constantinople

1334

1339-1346- The famine occurs. This goes on for seven years and is known as "the famine before the plague."

1346

1347- The Black Plague began spreading through Western Europe

1347