Way of life 1350 up to 1400

Grave plate for Mechthild and Nikolaus von Smeke(r) 1370 Grave plate for Mechthild and Nikolaus von Smeke(r) 1370

region Mecklenburg

Life and death were never far apart. Infant mortality rates were very high. Women often died shortly after childbirth. Many people again fell victim to the plague and cholera. In Wismar around 1350 more than 2,000 people are believed to have died from these diseases. In 1387 the “black death” was raging in Rostock. Armed robberies and disputes were part of everyday life.

Fassade des Bürgerhauses der Familie Rubenow in Greifswald um 1400, Markt 11 Greifswald Façade of the middle-class house of the Rubenow family in Greifswald, ca. 1400

region Western Pomerania

Life and death were never far apart. Infant mortality rates were very high. Women often died shortly after childbirth. Many people again fell victim to the plague and cholera. Armed robberies and disputes were part of everyday life.The Inquisitor Petrus Zwicker has at least 443 Waldensians sentenced to death in mass trials organised in Stettin from 1392 to 1394.

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