(depending on the source, 14 or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death Nostradamus' current tomb in the Collégiale Saint-Laurent, Salon, into which his scattered remains were transferred after 1789. Nostradamus statue in Salon-de-Provence By 1566, Nostradamus's gout, which had plagued him painfully for many years and made movement very difficult, turned into edema, or dropsy. In late June he summoned his lawyer to draw up an extensive will bequeathing his property plus 3,444 crowns (around $300,000 US today), minus a few debts, to his wife pending her remarriage, in trust for her sons pending their twenty-fifth birthdays and her daughters pending their marriages. This was followed by a much shorter codicil. On the evening of 1 July, he is alleged to have told his secretary Jean de Chavigny, "You will not find me alive at sunrise." The next morning he was reportedly found dead, lying on the floor next to his bed
- 1. Great Fire Of London :
"The blood of the just will be demanded of London
Burnt by fire in the year '66
The ancient Lady will fall from her high place
And many of the same sect will be killed."
The small fire that started in the bakery of Thomas Farriner on Pudding Lane in London September 2, 1666 (in the year '66) turned into a three day blaze that consumed the city. One of the explanations for the blood of the just, refers to the millions of flea carrying rats that were killed.
- 2. Death Of Henry 2 :
"The young lion will overcome the older one,
On the field of combat in a single battle;
He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage,
Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death."
In the summer of 1559 King Henry II of France (older one) lined up to joust the Comte de Montgomery (young lion), six years his junior, on the fields of France (field of combat). Both had lions on their shields. In their final pass Montgomery's lance tilted up, and burst through the king's visor splintering to pieces. Two shards, one through the eye (pierce his eyes through a golden cage), and one through the temple, lodged in the king's head (Two wounds made one). Henry suffered for 10 days (then he dies a cruel death) before dying in his bed.
- 3.Napolean :
PAU, NAY, LORON will be more of fire than of the blood,
To swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence.
He will refuse entry to the Piuses,
The depraved ones and the Durance will keep them imprisoned. "
(PAU, NAY, LORON) Three towns in southern France: Pau, Nay and Oloron. The capitalization hints that something is hidden within the words and to look further. Rearranging them spells out NAPAULON ROY, or Napoleon the King in French. (More of fire than of the blood), refers to Napoleon's non-noble lineage and the (refuse entry to the Piuses) speaks to Popes Pius VI and VII, both imprisoned by Napoleon.
- 4.Freanch Revolution
"From the enslaved populace, songs,
Chants and demands
While princes and lords are held captive in prisons.
These will in the future by headless idiots
Be received as divine prayers."
In 1789, the French people decided they'd had enough of poor aristocratic rule and revolted. The peasants (enslaved populace) took control of Paris and forced their demands on royalty. The aristocracy (princes and lords) were taken from power were locked in the Bastille (prisons) and beheaded at the guillotine (headless idiots).
- 5.Hitler :
"From the depths of the West of Europe,
A young child will be born of poor people,
He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop;
His fame will increase towards the realm of the East."
On April 20, 1889 Hitler was born in Western Europe, to very poor parents. Hitler moved Germany to action in the years following WW I, in part, (who by his tongue) through his over the top oratory skills. (His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.)
- 6.Atomic Bomb(World War 2) :
"Near the gates and within two cities
There will be scourges the like of which was never seen,
Famine within plague, people put out by steel,
Crying to the great immortal God for relief.
In early August 1945 the United States dropped two atomic weapons on the island of Japan, in (within two cities) Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The suffering endured by those in the blast and the radiation poisoning suffered by those who escaped the immediate detonation (Crying to the great immortal God for relief) .
- 7.JFK & RFK Assassinations :
"The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,
An evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition.
According to the prediction, another falls at night time.
Conflict at Reims, London and a pestilence in Tuscany."
The (great man) John Kennedy, received numerous death threats (petition) and was gunned down (thunderbolt) in the afternoon of November 22, 1963. Bobby Kennedy was killed just after Midnight on June 5, 1968 (another falls at night time). The world mourned (Conflict at Reims, London).
- 8.The death of Princess Diana :
"God the Last but First the nickname of Nostradamus of the 90's
Takes the Goddess of the Moon for his Day & Movement
A frantic wanderer and witness of Gods Law
In awakening the worlds great regions to Gods will."
On August 31, 1997 Princess Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed did die in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. The above quote (quatrain) is used to highlight the foretelling of the death of Princess Diana. Here's how that questionable leap of logic is made: Believers say Diana is the Roman Goddess of the Moon. They also say the nickname for prophet is seer. Rees (seer backwards) is the name of the sole survivor in Diana's crash, Trevor Rees. Seer, (the nickname of Nostradamus) as a seer into the future. The verse of the quote is 2:28, this is used as proof that Nostradamus knew she would be killed on the 31st, despite the fact the number is one day off, if 28 and 2 are added together that's only 30.
- 9.Sept. 11, 2001 :
"Earthshaking fire from the center of the Earth
Will cause tremors around the New City.
Two great rocks will war for a long time,
Then Arethusa will redden a new river."
On the morning of September 11, 2001 the two towers (two great rocks) of the World Trade Center were attacked in New York City (New City).
- 10.The Challenger explosion :
"From the human flock nine will be sent away,
Separated from judgment and counsel:
Their fate will be sealed on departure
Kappa, Thita, Lambda the banished dead err."
On January 28, 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all the astronauts on board. The cause of the crash was a defective O-ring made by Thiokol and believers try and arrange the letters from Kappa, Thita and Lamda to fit the name of the company. They also ignore the fact that seven dies in the disaster, not nine (nine will be sent away).