• Launchpad: Joan of Arc

    Created August 26, 2010

    Launchpad: Black Death

    Activity 3—The Effects of the Black Death

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    Historians generally agree bubonic plague was the cause of the disease we call the Black Death. Only in the mid-19th Century did scientists begin to have an understanding of the mechanism for the transmission of such diseases. But you may be surprised to find out that people in the Middle Ages understood that good sanitation and similar precautions could help slow the progress of the plague.

    Galileo Galilei, astronomer, is born

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    Galileo discovers first three Jupiter satellites

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    Saint Joan of Arc is born

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    Jakob Grimm, German collector of fairy tales, is born

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    Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, is born

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    Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet, dies

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    English novelist Jane Austen born

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    German composer Ludwig van Beethoven born

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