Was the black death a diasaster?
Yes. The Black Death was a plague that came in three forms:
* Bubonic: most commonly seen, with a mortality rate of up to 75% * Pneumonic: mortality rate of 90-95% * Septicemic: mortality rate of almost 100%, even today there is no cure. The Black Death killed of a large portion of Europe's population. The Black Death spread very quickly and killed millions of people. Try the site below for more detailed information:
http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/fleas/bdeath/Black.html Considering it whiped out a third of the earths population...yes, i would consider it to be a disaster
The Black Death struck Europe in 1348, however the term "Black Death" was not used until the 16th Century, when it was coined by Danish & Swedish chroniclers. "Black" is corresponded with 'terrible' and 'dreadful,' and since the plague was terrible and dreadful (Black) and killed lots of people (Death), it came to be known as the Black Death.