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Historical Events in February 1349

Historic DiscoveryBlack Death

Feb 2 By this date at least 200 people a day were being buried in London as a result of the Black Death
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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
  • Feb 13 Jews are expelled from Burgdorf, Switzerland
  • Feb 14 900 Jews are burned alive in Strasbourg and similar number banned from the city after being blamed for the spread of the Black Death
  • Feb 22 Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland