The universe is a vast and mysterious place. From dwarfs to the stars, to the black endless holes in space. We are but a tiny speck amongst the unknown. Perhaps now more than ever, the predictions of one man have never been so right. Nostradamus predictions are deemed as some of the most accurate pieces of work. It is for this reason that many people seek to keep them a mystery. Today, we will unravel the mysterious of Nostradamus, past present and future.
Nostradamus – Who was he?
Nostradamus, which is the Latinized form of his real name: Michel de Nostredame, was born in the French commune of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France in 1503. As a child, Nostradmus was one of nine children, there is a lot of mystery surrounding his childhood and not much else was known about him or his family.
As a student at the age of 15, Nostradamus had a keen interest in herbal remedies and became an apothecary before entering the University of Montpellier where he was expelled after it was discovered that he was an apothecary which was banned by university laws. After explusion, Nostradamus continued working as an apothecary where he became famous after apparently creating a cure for the plague called the rose pill.
Later in his life around 1531, Nostradamus married the rich widow, Anne Ponsarde who gave birth to six children, three sons and three daughters. They settled down in a house in Salon-de-Provence, which still exists today.
The Creation of Nostradamus Predictions
In 1550, Nostradamus began writing an almanac every year containing over 6,000 prophecies. His most popular work, which has been referenced in popular culture for a number of years contained in over 1,000 quatrains comprised over obscure word games and mixed languages including Greek, Italian, Latin and Provencal. Religious opposition was the reasons for the obscurity.
The book was titled Les Propheties (The Prophecies) and soon after publishing them, people were starting to suspect Nostradamus of being an evil servant, and a crazy man.
Most Popular Predictions
Nostradamus is crdited with a number of predictions over the years that have appeared in popular culture. Here’s a few of them:
From one of his almanacs, he writes:
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.
These words have been linked to the 9/11 attacks, the twin towers referred to as “great rocks”, New York referred to as “New City”.
Hitler and World War II
The two greatest ones of Asia and of Africa,
From the Rhine and Lower Danube they will be said to have come,
Cries, tears at Malta and the Ligurian side.
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
These verses were supposedly descriptions of Wolrd War II and hitler.
JFK & RFK Assissination
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 Death of Princess Diana
The penultimate of the surname of Prophet
Will take Diana for his day and rest:
He will wander because of a frantic head,
And delivering a great people from subjection.
The cities of Tours, Orleans, Blois, Angers, Reims and Nantes
Are troubled by sudden change.
Tents will be pitched by people of foreign tongues;
Rivers, darts at Rennes, shaking of land and sea.
These are just a few predictions creddited to Nostradamus. Some others include:
- London fire
- The French Revolution
- Louis Pasteur
- Atomic Bomb
- The End of the World
There are certainly things that we cannot even comprehend. Is it possible Nostradamus could see into the future? Why do people try to hard to discredit him? What do you believe? Let us know below!