The top three largest death tolls come down to the Black Plague (75 million to 200 million), the Mao Era in China (49 million to 78 million), and World War II (40 million to 72 million). Kudos to...
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This list takes into account only the highest estimated death toll for each disaster, and lists them accordingly. It does not include epidemics and famines. It does not include several volcanic eruptions with uncertain death tolls resulting from collateral effects such as crop failures; see List of volcanic eruptions by death toll .
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Russia's death rate is now far higher than first thought: after a recent update, Total deaths were revised to in excess of 186,000 giving crude rates of; CFR of 3.94%, and deaths per 100,000 rate of 128.73. Map of death rates by country. Map of death rates per million citizens based on data published by national health agencies.
Jan 03, 2013 · The ten entries on this list are ranked according to the number of deaths. While some of the events spanned just a few years, others occurred over centuries. Since these death toll estimates are always highly disputed, I have made it a rule to use the highest respectable estimate in every case.
The death toll of the Punti-Hakka Clan Wars is estimated to be 1,000,000 and there was also a mass execution done during the Taiping Rebellion. It is unclear whether these events refer to the Qing crackdown. If this death toll is applied to the estimated death rate, the massacre likely took place over the course of a month.
This list of wars by death toll includes all deaths that are either directly or indirectly caused by the war. These numbers usually include the deaths of military personnel which are the direct results of battle or other military wartime actions, as well as the wartime/war-related deaths of soldiers which are the results of war-induced epidemics, famines, atrocities, genocide, etc.WarDeath rangeDateCombatants233,000+2014–presentYemen's Supreme Political Council vs. Hadi Government and Saudi-led Coalition195,000–200,000+2014–2017Iraq and allies vs. ISIL50,000+2013–presentSyrian Democratic Forces vs. Islamic States of Iraq and Levant vs. al-Nusra Front387,000–593,000+2011–presentSyrian Arab Republic vs. Republic of Syria vs. ISIL vs. Syrian Democratic Forces
Death toll Global population lost Regional population lost Date Location 1 Black Death: 75–200 million 30–60% of European population: 1346–1353 Europe, Asia, and North Africa: 2 Spanish flu: 17–100 million 1–5.4% – 1918–1920 Worldwide: 3 Plague of Justinian: 15–100 million 25–60% of European population: 541–549
- Prehistoric epidemic: Circa 3000 B.C. About 5,000 years ago, an epidemic wiped out a prehistoric village in China. The bodies of the dead were stuffed inside a house that was later burned down.
- Plague of Athens: 430 B.C. Around 430 B.C., not long after a war between Athens and Sparta began, an epidemic ravaged the people of Athens and lasted for five years.
- Antonine Plague: A.D. 165-180. When soldiers returned to the Roman Empire from campaigning, they brought back more than the spoils of victory. The Antonine Plague, which may have been smallpox, laid waste to the army and may have killed over 5 million people in the Roman empire, wrote April Pudsey, a senior lecturer in Roman History at Manchester Metropolitan University, in a paper published in the book "Disability in Antiquity," Routledge, 2017).
- Plague of Cyprian: A.D. 250-271. Named after St. Cyprian, a bishop of Carthage (a city in Tunisia) who described the epidemic as signaling the end of the world, the Plague of Cyprian is estimated to have killed 5,000 people a day in Rome alone.
Mar 23, 2020 · Some were temporary holding camps (detention or assembly), and a few of these camps also served as death or extermination camps, with facilities—gas chambers and ovens—specifically built to kill large numbers of people quickly and hide the evidence.