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:

Moving with Mitchell said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Weird how they named it after him.

NanaDiana said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting

Lois said...

I wonder what the treatment was.

stephen Hayes said...

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

Martha said...

This is quite interesting.

Fundy Blue said...

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