Friday, October 27, 2017

Fact of the Day: Plague of Justinian

Plague of Justinian was a outbreak of bubonic plague that affected the Eastern Roman Empire and most of the coast cities in the Mediterranean Sea during the years 541-542 which was long before The Black Death in Europe's middle ages. While not as severe as the Black Death, millions did die, and even the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I had the plague but he was treated and survived it. 

8 comments:

  1. He survived and he still gets a plague named after him. Doesn’t seem fair.

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  2. Weird how they named it after him.

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  3. That must have been very unusual for the time--to survive when you did get the plague. We don't realize how lucky we are with modern medicine and diagnoses. Diana

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  4. I wonder what the treatment was.

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  5. The elite weren't usually spared from the plague so this is interesting.

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  6. I'm glad that I live now. What a terrible time that must have been!

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