Almost half of the population was decimated by the bacteria (bubonic plague) that would have entered the country through a cargo from a Syrian ship. It took Marseille at least a decade to recover from the consequences.
General Pierre Joseph Hyacinthe de Rouairoux, marquis de Caylus, severely prohibited circulation and threatened to shoot anyone who failed to comply.
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