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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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This is an incomplete list (from the corresponding Wikipedia page of 2007) of major famines, ordered by date.

A complete list will almost certainly never become available.


5th century BC

5th century AD

7th century AD

  • 639 AD - Famine in Arabia during the Caliphate of `Umar ibn Al-Khattab

14th century

16th century

17th century

  • 1618-1648 famines in Europe caused by Thirty Years' War
  • 1630-1631 famine in India (Note: There was a corresponding famine in northwestern China, eventually causing the Ming dynasty to collapse in 1644.)
  • 1693-1694 famine in France which killed 2 million people
  • 1696-1697 famine in Finland

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

Droughts which have not yet become famines


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