Italy and the Black Death
By: Hayes Oswald
- Italian merchants brought the plague with them from Kaffa, on the Black Sea to Sicily.
- It spread to Southern Italy at the end of 1347
- Once the plague moved from Genoa to Pisa, the disease spread extremely fast throughout Italy.
- Italy was the most effective country because of its dense population
- The political structure of Italy, took a major nose dive, and was turned into complete chaos, with the extreme loss of life.
- 3 out of every 5 people in Italy died
- The an estimate of 3,000,000 people in Italy died, because of the disease
- The Black Death killed almost 25% of Italy's population
- The economy of Italy completely collapsed, due to a complete shutdown in farming and trade
- The results of the Black Death also led to an increase in the threatening of the Church's power, due to an inability to cope with the diaster