What is the Black Death?


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John Boynton jb answered

An outbreak of the flu during midevil  times. Killed around one third of the total population of Europe

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Kimberlee Kay answered

It refers to an outbreak of bubonic plague, sometimes referred to just as "the plague," in Europe in the mid-1300s.  There were plenty of other times it made the rounds, starting in about 540, but this was the worst one because so many people died.  It does still occur now, but it's very rare.

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