List of historical plagues

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This list contains famous or well documented outbreaks of plagues or disease. They are examined in individual entries.

Before 1000 A.D.[change | change source]

The "Black Death" of 1347–1353[change | change source]

The 1400s and 1500s[change | change source]

The 1600s[change | change source]

1700 and after[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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