The Black Death

By:Megan Autry

What was it?

The Black Death was an epidemic of bubonic plague and was the most devastating pandemic in human history!! This was caused by fleas carried by rats. It first started in Europe, it killed 30-60% of their population! It continued to spread and went on to Germany, England, Italy, Norway, and Russia


~ fever





~tender lymph glands

Impacts of the black death

•world wide trade declined

• farms and villages were abandoned

• rise of urbanization and industrialization