The black death claimed 60 percent of Europe’s population.

The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562, oil on panel. Museo del Prado. (via WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

InIn the year 1347, the worst epidemic in recorded history raged over Europe. Picture a pandemic murdering 60 percent of Europe’s population. The bubonic plague, also known as Black Death, killed an estimated 155 to 200 million people.

Twelve ships landed in England’s Sicilian port in October 1347. When the…

He was sitting in his urine for hours and nobody helped him

HHistory’s most violent and brutal dictator; Joseph Stalin grew paranoid as he aged and carried out his usual brutal acts to put down resistance against him in the party and the Soviet Union. His paranoia had grown this far that when his doctor suggested that he should take his usual…

He Beat his own son to death

TThe Russian ruler Ivan the Terrible was the first Tsar of Russia. He is a very important figure in Russian history. Ivan is credited for the modern geographic presence of Russia. He was the one who occupied and incorporated most of Siberia into Russia.

Ivan became the ruler of Russia…

She was Hitler’s closest female friend

Magda Goebbels was the wife of Joseph Goebbels, who was the Propaganda Minister of Nazi Germany and a very close ally of Adolf Hitler. Magda had seven children, six from Joseph and one from her previous marriage to Güther Quandt.

She joined the Nazi party in September 1930, it was…

He saved 2,000 children without thinking about his own life

“Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles” ​ — Unknown

FFor the past 20 years, terrorism has taken many innocent lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan one such innocent was Aitzaz. Aitzaz Hasan was a 17-year-old boy studying in 9th grade in the Northwestern province of…

The siege of Candia was one of the longest sieges in history

TThe Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful empires in history. During its expansion, one of its biggest enemies was the Republic of Venice. Both powers fought several wars for control over territories in the Mediterranean.

Both would engage in their fifth war over the island of Crete which…

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