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Dec. 26, 2021

Who Was Nostradamus?

Who Was Nostradamus?

Born December 14, 1503 in Provence, Nostradamus predicted the entire history of the world from his death in 1566 to the present day and later.

Nostradamus is known for his book "Prophecy" that was first published in 1955. It attracted a large number of followers who believed that he predicted major events in the world. In the centuries after his death, people praised him for accurately predicting historical turning points, from the French Revolution to Adolf Hitler's uprising, to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Nostradamus was also believed to have accurately predicted the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945; the Challenger spacecraft accident in 1986; the Apollo moon landing in 1969.

Nostradamus is said to be a fortuneteller who can predict future news. Nostradamus was one of the first to explain these prophecies in French, which may explain why these prophecies were made by him. Nostradamus writes in Middle French, using vague words, metaphors, and obscure and outdated references.

Nostradamus remains famous more than four hundred years after his death, mainly thanks to the 1555 book he wrote called The Centuries, a collection of a thousand quatrains (rhyming lines of four lines) that are said to predict the future. The centuries remain popular to this day, and interpreters claim that Nostradamus predicted many important events of the twentieth century.

Nostradamus claimed that his predictions were based on forensic astrology, an art of predicting future events by calculating the celestial bodies of planets and stars relative to the earth. This so-called oracle began to publish his famous mysterious quatrains in 1555.

He was praised for successfully helping cure the plague in Aix-en-Provence and elsewhere. He used a magic mirror or a bowl of water for divination. After the publication of the first part of his prophecy, he was summoned to Paris by Queen Catherine de' Medici in 1556 to discuss one of the predictions that her husband, King Henry II, will be killed in a duel.

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