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Top famines: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 World population 18326
2 Life expectancy 7356
3 Overpopulation 7185
4 Famine 3301
5 Disaster 3275
6 Starvation 2679
7 Food security 2174
8 Livy 4.13 1797
9 Medieval demography 648
10 Depopulation 100
11 Late Victorian Holocausts (book on the great ENSO famines of 1876–80, 1896–1900) 63
12 List of famines in China 25
13 Agriculture and population limits 5
14 List of disasters < 5
15 Collapse (book) < 5
16 List of natural disasters by death toll < 5
17 2007–2008 world food price crisis < 5
18 Climate changes of 535–536 < 5

Top famines: 14th century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1315–1317 Great Famine in Europe < 5

Top famines: 16th century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1535 famine in Ethiopia 124

Top famines: 18th century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1789 Famine in Ethiopia afflicted "all the provinces" 124
2 1789–92 Doji bara famine or Skull famine in India 36
3 1783–84 Chalisa famine in South Asia 34
4 1740-1741 famine in Ireland < 5

Top famines: 19th century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1879 Famine in Ireland 37
2 1866 Orissa famine of 1866 in India; one million perished 19
3 1830s Tenpo famine (Japan) 17
4 1869 Rajputana famine of 1869 in India; one million and a half perished 17
5 1866–1868 Famine in Finland. About 15% of the entire population died < 5

Top famines: 20th century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1941–44 Leningrad famine caused by a 900-day blockade by German troops. About one million Leningrad residents starved, froze, or were bombed to death in the winter of 1941–42, when supply routes to the city were cut off and temperatures dropped to −40 degrees. 1849
2 1943 famine in Bengal(India) 530
3 1996 North Korean famine [link] [link]. Scholars estimate 600,000 died of starvation (other estimates range from 200,000 to 3.5 million). 444
4 1944 famine in the Netherlands during World War II, more than 20,000 deaths 267
5 1921 famine in Russia killed 5 million 245
6 1945 famine in Vietnam 138
7 1973 famine in Ethiopia; failure of the government to handle this crisis led to fall of Haile Selassie and to Derg rule 124
8 1974 famine in Bangladesh 63
9 1998 famine in Sudan caused by war and drought 50
10 1946–1947 famine in Soviet Union killed 1-1.5 million 30
11 1984 famine in Ethiopia < 5
12 1921–1922 Famine in Tatarstan < 5

Top famines: 21st century

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 2008– Tajikistan food crisis 4131
2 2009– Kenya food crisis 10 million Kenyans face starvation. 3778
3 2006 Horn of Africa food crisis 22
4 2005–06 Niger food crisis < 5
5 2005 Malawi food crisis < 5

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