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1300: The Bubonic plague stated in China.
1331: An outbreak erupted in the Yuan Empire and may have hastened the end of Mongol rule over China.
1334: the plague killed over 90 percent of the Hebei Province's populations with deaths totaling over 5 million people.
1200: China had a population of more than 120 million people
1393: Only 65 million Chinese surviving. Some of that missing population was killed by famine and upheaval in the transition from Yuan to Ming rule, but many millions died of bubonic plague.
Ibn al-Wardi, a Syrian writer who would later die of the plague himself in 1348, recorded that the Black Death came out of "The Land of Darkness," or Central Asia. From there, it spread to China, India, the Caspian Sea and "land of the Uzbeks," and thence to Persia and the Mediterranean.
1335: The Asian scourge struck Persia just a few years after it appeared in China proof if any is needed that the Silk Road was a convenient route of transmission for the deadly bacteria. IlKhan, the Mongol ruler of Persia, died of the plague. An estimated 30% of Persia's people died of the plague in the 14th century.
1894: Alexandre Yersin discovers the plague in Hong Kong.
In 1347 the plague said hello to Europe in the from of infected fleas
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