In the early 1330s an outbreak of the deadly bubonic/black plague occured in china, and because china was one of the busiest worlds trading nations it with only a matter of time before the plauge spread.
Oct 1, 1347
The plagues trip too europe
When Italian merchant ships returned from a trip to the Black Sea, one of the key links in trade with china. Many of those on board were already dying of the plague.
Jan 8, 1348
Plague reaches France and Germany
May 1, 1349
Plague reaches Norway
Jan 16, 1350
Plague reaches Eastern Europe
Sep 16, 1353
Giovanni Boccaccio finishes writing The Decameron
A fictional narrative that opens with a description of the 1348 outbreak of Black Death in Florence, Italy.
The Great Plague of London begins
43 people die by end of May
6,137 people die by June.
17,036 people die by July.
31,159 people die by August.
The Great Fire of London
Destroys most of the rats and fleas that carry the plague bacillus.