The Great Plague , lasting from 1665 to 1666, was the last major epidemic of the bubonic plague to occur in England . It happened within the centuries-long time period of the Second Pandemic , an extended period of intermittent bubonic plague epidemics which began in Europe in 1347, the first year of the Black Death , an outbreak which included other forms such as pneumonic plague , and lasted until 1750. [1]

The Great Plague killed an estimated 100,000 people—almost a quarter of London's population—in 18 months. [2] [3] The plague was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium , [4] which is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected rat flea. [5]

The 1665–66 epidemic was on a far smaller scale than the earlier Black Death pandemic ; it was remembered afterwards as the "great" plague mainly because it was the last widespread outbreak of bubonic plague in England during the 400-year timespan of the Second Pandemic. [6] [7]

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