The following events happened in the 1340s:
- Late 1340s: The Black Death spreads throughout Europe, killing 30-60% of the Muggle population. Nicholas Malfoy is believed to have killed many Muggle tenants during this time, later disguising their deaths as plague victims. If this is true, it has never been conclusively proven, as Malfoy escaped censure by the Wizards' Council.
Notes and references
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