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It killed some 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. According to medieval historian Philip Daileader in 2007:
The trend of recent research is pointing to a figure more like 45–50% of the European population dying during a four-year period. There is a fair amount of geographic variation.
In Mediterranean Europe, areas such as Italy, the south of France and Spain, where plague ran for about four years consecutively, it was probably closer to 75–80% of the population.
In Germany and England … it was probably closer to 20%.
The most widely accepted estimate for the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran and Syria, during this time, is for a death rate of about a third.
The Black Death killed about 40% of Egypt’s population.
Half of Paris’s population of 100,000 people died.
In Italy, Florence’s population was reduced from 110–120 thousand inhabitants in 1338 down to 50 thousand in 1351.
At least 60% of Hamburg’s and Bremen’s population perished, and a similar percentage of Londoners may have died from the disease as well.
Interestingly while contemporary reports account of mass burial pits being created in response to the large numbers of dead, recent scientific investigations of a burial pit in Central London found well-preserved individuals to be buried in isolated, evenly spaced graves, suggesting at least some pre-planning and Christian burials at this time.
Before 1350, there were about 170,000 settlements in Germany, and this was reduced by nearly 40,000 by 1450.
In 1348, the plague spread so rapidly that before any physicians or government authorities had time to reflect upon its origins, about a third of the European population had already perished. In crowded cities, it was not uncommon for as much as 50% of the population to die.
The disease bypassed some areas, and the most isolated areas were less vulnerable to contagion.
Monks and priests were especially hard hit since they cared for the Black Death’s victims.
See also: Black Death Jewish persecutions
Inspired by the Black Death, The Dance of Death or Danse Macabre, an allegory on the universality of death, is a common painting motif in the late medieval period.
Renewed religious fervor and fanaticism bloomed in the wake of the Black Death. Some Europeans targeted “various groups such as Jews, friars, foreigners, beggars, pilgrims”,lepers and Romani, thinking that they were to blame for the crisis. Lepers, and other individuals with skin diseases such as acne or psoriasis, were singled out and exterminated throughout Europe.
Because 14th-century healers were at a loss to explain the cause, Europeans turned to astrological forces, earthquakes, and the poisoning of wells by Jews as possible reasons for the plague’s emergence.
The governments of Europe had no apparent response to the crisis because no one knew its cause or how it spread.
The mechanism of infection and transmission of diseases was little understood in the 14th century; many people believed only God’s anger could produce such horrific displays.
There were many attacks against Jewish communities. In August 1349, the Jewish communities of Mainz and Cologne were exterminated.
In February of that same year, the citizens of Strasbourg murdered 2,000 Jews. By 1351, 60 major and 150 smaller Jewish communities were destroyed.
Main article: Second plague pandemic
The Great Plague of London, in 1665, killed up to 100,000 people
The plague repeatedly returned to haunt Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the 14th to 17th centuries.
the plague was present somewhere in Europe in every year between 1346 and 1671.
The Second Pandemic was particularly widespread in the following years: 1360–63; 1374; 1400; 1438–39; 1456–57; 1464–66; 1481–85; 1500–03; 1518–31; 1544–48; 1563–66; 1573–88; 1596–99; 1602–11; 1623–40; 1644–54; and 1664–67.
Subsequent outbreaks, though severe, marked the retreat from most of Europe (18th century) and northern Africa (19th century).
According to Geoffrey Parker, “France alone lost almost a million people to the plague in the epidemic of 1628–31.”
In England, in the absence of census figures, historians propose a range of preincident population figures from as high as 7 million to as low as 4 million in 1300, and a postincident population figure as low as 2 million. By the end of 1350, the Black Death subsided, but it never really died out in England. Over the next few hundred years, further outbreaks occurred in 1361–62, 1369, 1379–83, 1389–93, and throughout the first half of the 15th century. An outbreak in 1471 took as much as 10–15% of the population, while the death rate of the plague of 1479–80 could have been as high as 20%. The most general outbreaks in Tudor and Stuart England seem to have begun in 1498, 1535, 1543, 1563, 1589, 1603, 1625, and 1636, and ended with the Great Plague of London in 1665.
Plague Riot in Moscow in 1771: During the course of the city’s plague, between 50 and 100 thousand people died, 1⁄6 to 1⁄3 of its population.
In 1466, perhaps 40,000 people died of the plague in Paris.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the plague was present in Paris around 30 per cent of the time.
The Black Death ravaged Europe for three years before it continued on into Russia, where the disease was present somewhere in the country 25 times between 1350 to 1490.
Plague epidemics ravaged London in 1563, 1593, 1603, 1625, 1636, and 1665, reducing its population by 10 to 30% during those years.
Over 10% of Amsterdam’s population died in 1623–25, and again in 1635–36, 1655, and 1664.
Plague occurred in Venice 22 times between 1361 and 1528.
The plague of 1576–77 killed 50,000 in Venice, almost a third of the population.
Late outbreaks in central Europe included the Italian Plague of 1629–1631, which is associated with troop movements during the Thirty Years’ War, and the Great Plague of Viennain 1679.
Over 60% of Norway’s population died in 1348–50.
The last plague outbreak ravaged Oslo in 1654.
In the first half of the 17th century, a plague claimed some 1.7 million victims in Italy, or about 14% of the population.
In 1656, the plague killed about half of Naples’ 300,000 inhabitants.
More than 1.25 million deaths resulted from the extreme incidence of plague in 17th-century Spain.
The plague of 1649 probably reduced the population of Seville by half.
In 1709–13, a plague epidemic that followed the Great Northern War (1700–21, Sweden v. Russia and allies) killed about 100,000 in Sweden,and 300,000 in Prussia.
The plague killed two-thirds of the inhabitants of Helsinki, and claimed a third of Stockholm’s population. Europe’s last major epidemic occurred in 1720 in Marseille.
Worldwide distribution of plague-infected animals 1998
The Black Death ravaged much of the Islamic world. Plague was present in at least one location in the Islamic world virtually every year between 1500 and 1850. Plague repeatedly struck the cities of North Africa. Algiers lost 30 to 50 thousand inhabitants to it in 1620–21, and again in 1654–57, 1665, 1691, and 1740–42. Plague remained a major event in Ottomansociety until the second quarter of the 19th century. Between 1701 and 1750, thirty-seven larger and smaller epidemics were recorded in Constantinople, and an additional thirty-one between 1751 and 1800. Baghdad has suffered severely from visitations of the plague, and sometimes two-thirds of its population has been wiped out.
Third plague pandemic
Main article: Third plague pandemic
The Third plague pandemic (1855–1859) started in China in the middle of the 19th century, spreading to all inhabited continents and killing 10 million people in India alone. Twelve plague outbreaks in Australia in 1900–25 resulted in well over 1,000 deaths, chiefly in Sydney. This led to the establishment of a Public Health Department there which undertook some leading-edge research on plague transmission from rat fleas to humans via the bacillus Yersinia pestis.
The first North American plague epidemic was the San Francisco plague of 1900–04, followed by another outbreak in 1907–08.
From 1944 through 1993, 362 cases of human plague were reported in the United States; approximately 90% occurred in four western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Plague was confirmed in the United States from 9 western states during 1995. Currently, 5 to 15 people in the United States are estimated to catch the disease each year—typically in western states.