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The Black Death

The Black Death

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    1333  CEThe Black Death erupted in China.
   Oct 1347  CEPlague broke out among the troops of the Kipchak Khan, who was besieging the Black Sea port of Kaffa. He catapulted dead bodies over the city walls. When Italian trading vessels in the harbor returned to Genoa, they carried the plague to Europe. 
   Nov 1347  CEThe beginning of the Black Death (1347-1351) which appears during a time of economic depression in Western Europe and reoccurs frequently until the fifteenth century. The Black Death is a combination of bubonic and pneumonic plagues and has a major impact on social and economic conditions.
    1349  CE3,000 Jews killed in Black Death riots in Efurt Germany.
    1349  CEJews are massacred at Nuremberg in Black Death riots.
 27 Mar 1350  CEWhile besieging Gibraltar, Alfonso XI of Castile died of the black death.  
    1352  CEThe Black Death by this year had killed 25 million people in Europe alone.
    1356  CEA war begins between the English and the French directly following an occurrence of the Black Death in France. French peasants suffer the most economically, as is usual in medieval times during war.
    1664  CEThere was no litigation in London, England due to the Black plague.
  2 Sep 1666  CEA fire demolished about four-fifths of London which started at the house of King Charles II's baker, Thomas Farrinor. Approximately 13,200 houses, 90 churches and 50 livery company halls burned down or exploded but only claimed only 16 lives. It actually helped impede the spread of the Black Plague, as most of the disease-carrying rats were killed in the fire.
 
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