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 More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 effec... More »

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. More »

Between 1328 and 1351, the bubonic plague, commonly known as the Black Death, killed approximately one third of the population of Europe. The widespread nature of the disease, along with its horrific symptoms, inspired E... More »

The pandemic of bubonic plague that affected Europe from 1346 to 1353, often known as the Black Death, killed more than 20 million Europeans, almost one third of Europe's population at the time. The disease caused high f... More »

"Black Death" refers to a 14th-century outbreak of the bubonic plague, a bacterial infection spread primarily by infected fleas, though the disease can also be transmitted by person-to-person contact in its pneumonic for... More »

Contrary to myth and seeming lyrical evidence, the children's nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosie" is not a reference to either the physical symptoms or social condition of the bubonic plague, also known as the Black De... More »