Twenty-four million was the total death count of the bubonic plague in Europe. One-third of the population died due to the bubonic plague, or Black Death. The Black Death is caused by a bacteria called Yersin bacillus that is commonly found in the stomachs of certain species of fleas. The fleas usually live on small rodents, especially black rats. The Black Plague was likely brought to Europe by fleas on rats that were carried by trading ships.
Sailors abroad arrived dead or gravely sick, with mysterious black boils all over them, which gave this disease its name “The Black Death”. Over the next five years, this plague killed one third of Europe’s population, which is about 20 million citizens. It was the first epidemic of the second series of outbreaks of the disease (Gottfried xiii) The Black Death was the greatest catastrophe ever which resulted in great fear, and impacted European society religiously and economically. Black is the metaphorical sense of terrible, and that is exactly was the plague was, a terrible and devastating epidemic linked to rodent and human ecology. This disease varied between Bubonic, Phumonic and Septicaemic plague strains.
The Bubonic Plague of the 14th Century in Medieval Europe Have you ever heard of a disease called the “Black Death”? Black Death, commonly referred to as the “Bubonic” plague. The Bubonic plague was one of the worst diseases ever to plague the earth. In the 14th Century the plague swept across Europe killing one out of every four people, about 25 millions of the total population. In this report I will explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, outcome, and prevention.
In 1347 the European pandemic of “The Black Death” which caused mysterious illness that was followed by immediate death, is an event that is known as being one of the most devastating plagues is the history of mankind and originally started in China and was carried into Europe with the use of ships and their transportation. Once it entered into Europe it killed many of the populations quickly, thousands and thousands a day. This was all caused by flea bites, fleas that were carried on black rats that were carried along on ships during the time of transportation of foods and goods. Although at that time people were unaware of where the disease was coming from the people blamed the Jews saying they planned on poising all the Christians.
The Black Plague started in Europe in 1328 and lasted till 1352. It affected all of Europe at the time and killed one third of the population which was about 200 million people. The Black Plague, in other words, the Bubonic Plague, is an organism carried by rodents. Basically, the flea drinks some blood from a rat and later on, the flea infects the human. This causes an awful disease that spread all over Europe.
The Black Death was a horrific plague that spread across all of Europe, and killed millions of people during 1347 to 1351. It is one of the biggest disasters in European history. It effected all aspects of peoples lives and the country they lived in. An Italian writer named Giovanni Boccaccio wrote about his experience first hand, which is when the plague was sweeping through Florence. I found his writing and thoughts very intriguing.
The Black Death was very dangerous and contagious and destroyed 2/3's of Europe's population and it killed people in a strange manner. People who weren't affected went crazy in fear of catching it and the people who caught it usually died within 7 days. 1. The black death, also known as the Bubonic Plague that killed anywhere from 25-50 million Europeans and severely damaged Europe socially and economically. 2.
The Black Death was the most notorious disease you can get in Medieval Europe. It first started occurring in 1328 and lasted until 1351. The plague was spread by fleas living on rodents. It is a very small chance you can survive the plague and it killed one third of the population in Europe. It killed an estimate of 25 million people.
When the plague arrived any artists started a darker era for painting. “Paintings were overflowing with tortured souls, death, dying, fire and brimstone”. (www.historyofpainter.com/black_death.htm[->0]) Another way art changed was because of all the death of the artists many people say “the heart of the culture world was torn open”. Other effects of the plague were that darkness was brought to not only art, but literature and music. Artists thought it was pointless to try an bring beauty to a hellish world.
From the year 1347 through 1351, the biggest pandemic in human history had occurred. This pandemic killed at least 75 million people within the short four year time span. It is estimated that this widespread death, from western Asia throughout the entire continent of Europe, killed between one to two thirds of the world population. This mass amount of deaths is known as the Black Death. As with all plagues, there is a cause for the plague.