25 Facts About Black Death

1. Black Death inspired European architecture to move in two different directions: a revival of Greco-Roman styles, and (2) a further elaboration of the Gothic style.

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2. Black Death had a profound effect on art and literature.

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3. Black Death encouraged innovation of labour-saving technologies, leading to higher productivity.

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4. Black Death had a very big effect on Europe's population.

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5. Black Death was a pandemic that killed millions of people.

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6. Black Death caused shortages and price increases in staples such as wheat.

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7. Black Death likely traveled to Norway via a ship that ran aground near Bergen harbor.

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8. Black Death is over 2,000 years old and originated in China.

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9. Black Death entered south-western England in Summer 1348 and by all accounts struck Bristol with shocking force.

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10. Black Death was 'a squalid disease that killed within a week' and a national trauma that utterly transformed Britain.

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11. Black Death was a pandemic that swept through not just Europe, but parts of Asia and Africa, leaving an absolutely devastating death toll in its wake.

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12. Black Death started in 1347 and returned to Europe every generation with different degrees of intensity and fatality until the 1700s.

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13. Black Death caused a lot of damages to the infrastructure in Europe.

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14. Black Death not only resulted in the immediate destruction of thousands of Jewish lives and the loss of Jewish homes and property in hundreds of communities, but had more far-reaching consequences.

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15. Black Death was born from an evolution of the bacterium Yersinia Pestis, which had its own pandemic in the year 500, known as the Plague of Justinian.

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16. The Black Death killed half of the current Norweigan population in 1349.

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17. The Black Death arrived in Norway on a ghost ship that just so happened become beached near a major port.

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18. In 2012, the Black Death was reported in Oregon and Colorado.

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19. Black Death was a pandemic plague that spread throughout Europe in the 14th Century.

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20. The Black Death reached the extreme north of England, Scotland, Scandinavia, and the Baltic countries in 1350.

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21. Black Death is widely believed to have been the result of plague, caused by infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis.

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22. Black Death is believed to have been the result of plague, an infectious fever caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.

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23. Black Death had already made its way into Sicily and over the course of next 5 years, it claimed millions of lives.

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24. Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s.

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25. Black Death is thought to have originated in the dry plains of Central Asia, where it travelled along the Silk Road, reaching Crimea by 1343.

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