After several years of cold weather that is thought to be the result of atmospheric ash from a series of large volcanic eruptions, a colossal eruption of mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia (1815) sent immense amounts of ash into the upper atmosphere, this, coupled with abnormally low solar activity caused millions of deaths worldwide. The ash clouds obliterated much of the sun light and caused freak weather conditions; summer snows and frosts killed much of the crops in the northern hemisphere and many people froze to death. There were huge storms and high rainfall; the resulting floods caused further deaths and devastation to crops and livestock. Food prices rocketed, leading to riots and further fatalities. Many victims died due to starvation.
In England, Ireland and France over 6500 people perished due to famine and rioting and many thousands more in the ensuing typhus epidemics.
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