The Dancing Plague of 1518

Vitmor Gomes recently shared on Quora one of the most fascinating Medieval stories I’ve heard: the dancing plague of 1518. Image source: Quora In July 1518, in the town of Strasbourg, Alsace (now France), something unexpected happened. A housewife, called Frau Troffea, came out of her home onto the street and started dancing. People, including […]

The Dancing Plague of 1518

I knew of the one instance but not the rest. Good basis for a story.


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