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What Happened in August 1349

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Aug 24 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz

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Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
Medieval painting from 1353 showing the citizens of Tournai (today in Belgium) burying victims of the Black Death
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  • Aug 24 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 26 Thomas Bradwardine, English Archbishop of Canterbury, dies of the plague at Rochester, just after taking office