The number of victims of the plague in the 14th century in Europe is estimated by some to be too low if placed at 25 per cent. Of the population. The number of victims of later times with vastly superior hygienic and prophylactic conditions must be taken into consideration. Thus in 1467 Moscow mourned the loss of 127,000 victims, Novrgorod and district of 230,602, Venice in 1478 of 300,000, Milan 1576, with a population of 200,000 (almost 2/3 of the population are said to have left the town), of 51,000, Berlin in the same year of 1/3 of its population, Rome of 70,000 in 1591. In Thurgau in 1611 more than half the population died. Milan lost in 1623, 140,000, the Republic of Venice in 1630 and 1631 more than 500,000. In 1630 Cremona was nearly completely depopulated. In Turin there only remained 3,000 persons. In Lorraine, after the plague of 1637, hardly one per cent. Of the inhabitants was left. Naples lost in 1635, 300,000. London 160,000 in 1665, Vienna in the year 1579 with a population of 210,000, 123,000, Danzic in 1709 in the course of two months 40,000, Marseilles in 1720, 50,000. Toulon in the same year, with a population of 22,000, 13,160; Arles 8,110 from a population of 12,000.
Germany, whose losses for 1348 are estimated at 1,244,434, is one of the countries that suffered least. In Strasbourg there died 16,000; in Erfurt, where there were 1,500 deaths on one single day, at least as many. In Basle 14,000, in Weimar 5,000. The losses were particularly great in the North of Germany. In Pomerania (1356) and Holstein 2/3 of the population died, in Schleswig 4/5. In Luebeck, which at that time was described as the German Venice, it is reported that of 100 inhabitants not 10 survived. The sum-total is given as 90,000. Hecker is greatly mistaken when he reduces this number to 9,000, as chroniclers report in unison that 1,500 died on a single day. In many German districts only 10 survived out of 100 inhabitants, in quite a number only 5. At Vienna between 500 and 700 died daily. On one day it is reported to have been even 960, and on another 1,200. The chronicler of Slazburg writes: “In Vienna there died daily 2 or 3 pounds.” Now, a pound comprised 240 pfennig or pence, thus the daily number of deaths was between 480 and 720. In the Certosa of Montrieux of the monks only Gerado, the brother of Petrarch, remained alive. In the monastery of Marienberg in Vinstgau all the monks died with the exception of 4. In the same manner nearly all the monks of the monastery of Dissentis were carried off by the plague. At Meiningen the whole convent of the monastery of the Barefooted Friars died out with the exception of 3. Altogether there died of the Order of the Franciscans 124,434.
According to Guy de Chauliac 3-quarters of the whole population of France died, according to other reports one-half. In many districts, as, for instance, at Viviers and in Burgundy, nine-tenths died. The thoroughly reliable Gilles de Massis relates of towns where out of 20,000 only 200 survived and of smaller towns where out of 1,500 hardly 100. At Avignon two-thirds were carried off. At Montpelier the losses were so immense that it became necessary to grant citizen rights to Italian merchants in order to repopulate the town.
In Italy half the population died. At Venice 100,000, i.e. three-quarters of the population. In order to repopulate the town the doge Orseolo invited foreigners to settle at Venice, offering as enticement the acquirement of citizen rights after 2 years’ residence. Of this invitation it seems many Germans availed themselves. In Genoa six-sevenths died. At Bologna and at Padua two-thirds, at Piacenza one-half, at Pisa seven-tenths. The Prince of Carrarra granted an amnesty to all robbers and criminals who would settle in the deserted towns of Padua and Belluno. Scalinger did the same for Verona, which had lost 3-quarters of its population of roughly 130,000 inhabitants, according to Boccaccio more than 100,000 died. According to Petrarchs report hardly 10 out of 100 survived. From London it was reported that scarcely every tenth man survived. The number of deaths is said to be underestimated at 100,000. At Bristol hardly one-tenth of the population remained. At Norwich out of a population of 70,000 there died 57,374. In England of the clergy alone there died 25,000. From the town of Smolensk in Russia in 1386b there remained only 5 persons alive. The islands of Cuprus and Iceland are said to have been depopulated to the last inhabitant.
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