Justinian Plague

Istanbul

Byzantine_Mosaic_Beiteddine_KTICICThe Justinian Plague begins. Now believed to be the first pandemic of bubonic plague, the Justinian plague affected much of the Byzantine Empire, killing over 25 million people with frequent outbreaks over a 200-year span.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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