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The Great Plague ended as a result of a combination of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the colder autumn weather of that same year. While the fire helped kill off some of the plague vectors, ultimately it was the colder temperatures which ended the Great Plague.


There are several factors that are thought to have ended the plague, or Black Death, but the most important appears to be measures taken by people to quarantine themselves. Better hygiene also helped.


Without modern medical knowledge, there were many assumptions about what caused the plague, covering everything from divine punishment to Jewish people poisoning the wells. There was a lot of persecution that occurred during the plague, and deaths that resulted from bia...


The Black Death, also known as the Great Plague, came from China in 1334 and spread throughout Europe. The Black Death claimed a total of 75 million lives, according to History.com.


The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death, was the largest pandemic in the history of Europe and had a disastrous effect on the demography of the continent. The plague also had large-scale economic and social effects.


The Black Plague affected William Shakespeare by closing the London theaters where his plays were performed. The disease also killed many of Shakespeare's family members including his only son.


Some historians believe that the Great Depression was ended by the start of World War II. Others believe it was actually the end of World War II that put the economy back on its feet. Historians generally agree that the government's spending helped to at least accelerat...