Event    From 1665  To 1666

Great Plague

Categories: Medicine, Tragedy

Europe suffered a number of bubonic plaque epidemics from 1347 – 1750.  The last major outbreak in England was in 1665-6 and killed about 100,000 people, 20% of London’s population at the time.  It was already mainly over by the time of the Great Fire. (A rather extreme example of the definition of history: One damn thing after another.)  On the burial register at St Olaves, Hart Street are the names of 365 plaque victims.

Historic UK have produced a map of London plague pits.

 

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Great Plague

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St Olave's Church

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Joseph Merrick / John Merrick

Joseph Merrick / John Merrick

"The Elephant Man". Born Leicester. Began to develop severe abnormalities within a few years. By aged 17 his mother had died, his father and step-mother had rejected him, and failing to find a job,...

Person, Medicine

1 memorial
Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians

Founded by Thomas Linacre in 1518 with a charter granted by Henry VIII. Their first home was Linacre's own house in Knightrider Street. Their second home, at Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, was des...

Group, Education, Medicine

5 memorials
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

Scholar and Humanist. Born at Langham Chambers, near Oxford Circus. Although qualified as a doctor, he decided to follow an academic career. He lectured at Cambridge and in 1896 published 'The Gree...

Person, Medicine, Philosophy

1 memorial
Councillor David Avery

Councillor David Avery

David James Avery was born on 2 December 1933, the third of the five children of Frederick Joseph Avery (1897-1988) and Ethel Maud Avery née Lambert (1901-1984) whose birth was registered in the St...

Person, Medicine, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
Sir Henry Dale

Sir Henry Dale

Physiologist. Born London.

Person, Medicine

1 memorial