Potato Famine

Potato famine may refer to:

  • Great Famine (Ireland), the famine in Ireland between 1845 and 1852
  • Highland Potato Famine, a major agrarian crisis in the Scottish Highlands from 1846 to 1857
  • European Potato Famine, the wider agrarian crisis in Europe contemporaneous to the Irish and Highland potato famines

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