Antonine Plague


Antonine Plague (English: Antonine Plague), also named the Galen Plague (after the Roman doctor Claudius Galen), was a time from 165 to 180 AD when many people became very sick. Historians think they had smallpox.

People who caught the Antonine Plague had fevers, chills, diarrhea and pock marks that left scars.[1]


  1. Edward Watts (April 28, 2020). "What Rome Learned From the Deadly Antonine Plague of 165 A.D." Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved April 28, 2021.