What did Nostradamus predict until 2029?
Michel de Notredam, better known as Nostradamus, is a soothsayer, doctor, alchemist who described future events in a rather vague form … Nostradamus’s prediction books are written in the form of so-called centuries (100 lines in one century) and four lines. There is a widespread belief that the predictions cover a period of 2240 years – from 1557 to 3797. He is also the author of two letters: one was intended for the King of France Henry II, the second – to his son Caesar.
Briefly about the life of Nostradamus by years
Michel de Notredam was born on December 14, 1503 in the town of Saint-Remy in Provence to a family of Jews who converted to Catholicism in the 15th century. According to family legend, his ancestors served as doctors at the courts of René the Good and the Duke of Calabria. The father of the future soothsayer, Jomes de Notredam, was a notary, grandfather, Pierre de Notredam, and great-grandfather, Davin de Carcassonne, were engaged in trade in Avignon in southern France.
Michel studied in Avignon and in 1521 received the degree of master of arts. In the next eight years of his life, he was engaged in self-education: he constantly traveled with the goal of “learning and learning the sources and origin of plants and other simple substances relating to the pinnacle of medical science,” as he himself wrote in his book. During one of his wanderings, he meets the famous astrologer and scientist Jules Cesar Scaliger. He then went on to study medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Montpellier, from where he was almost expelled for harsh remarks about teachers and a passion for illegal pharmaceuticals (since then he begins to write his last name in the Latin manner: “Nostradamus”). In 1534, he nevertheless received his doctorate.
A tragedy occurred in the life of Nostradamus in those years: his wife and children died from the plague. In addition, the Inquisition began to take an interest in him.
After new travels in Italy and Germany, Nostradamus resumes medical practice in Marseilles in 1544 , and two years later he fights the plague in southeastern France and even, according to legend, invents a remedy for the plague, the recipe of which, however, was subsequently lost. For his selfless work, the doctor Michel Nostradamus was awarded a lifetime pension by the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence. There were legends about the miraculous power of the medicines he created, but the recipes that have survived from the time of his medical practice do not go beyond the traditional medicine of the 16th century.
In 1547, he married again – to Anna Ponsard, from whose marriage he later had six children.
The famous doctor became interested in astrology and prophecies unexpectedly for everyone.
In 1555, Nostradamus published his first astrological almanac and at the same time published his first “Centuries”, containing 353 quatrains with a preface to his son Cesar.
This turn of events interested the authorities of Paris, who intended to interrogate Nostradamus about what sciences he practices and how he makes predictions. Deciding not to tempt fate, he left for Italy, where he continued his activities as a soothsayer.
In 1558, he turned to the French king Henry II, calling him the ruler of the world and revealing to him the history of mankind in a vague form for many centuries to come. The following year, the king died in a tournament, and in 1561 Nostradamus himself barely managed to escape death from Catholic peasants who accused him of sympathy for the French Protestant Huguenots. A few years later, the soothsayer became the royal physician and adviser to Catherine de Medici, regent of the French throne.
In 1566, Nostradamus died from complications of gout. On a marble slab above his grave, the inscription “Here lie the bones of the famous Michel Nostradamus, the only one of all mortals who was worthy to capture with his almost divine pen, thanks to the influence of the stars, the future events of the whole world.” According to his will, he was buried standing up. What caused such a strange wish is unknown. As a physician, Nostradamus knew for sure that over time the bones would fall and pile up.
In 1791 , during the French Revolution, the church in which his burial was located was destroyed.
The creative heritage of Nostradamus includes 10 centuries (942 quatrains), prefaces to them (letters to his son Cesar and King Henry), a number of quatrains without numbering, annual almanacs since 1555, as well as a number of non-prophetic works, in particular, a free translation of Horapollon’s Interpretation of the Hieroglyphs. The archives preserved the will and personal correspondence of Nostradamus. There are also a number of manuscripts, the authorship of which is not exactly established, but which are attributed to Nostradamus.
The main theme of his predictions is the political future of Europe, up to the beginning of the astrological era of Saturn, which Nostradamus defines as the “Golden Age”. The prediction ends almost with a quotation from the Bible: “The end; the wolf, the lion, the bull and the donkey, the timid deer will be with the dogs.” Nostradamus describes in detail the three Antichrists: the first of them will appear in the “lands of Attila” and create a new Babylonia that will exist for 73 years and 7 months; the second will unleash a war in the center of Europe, and the third should lead the union of the countries of the North and the East at the end of time. “The third is worse than the first, more terrible than Nero. Run, brave men, so as not to shed blood. Orders to put the furnace. The golden age is dead, a great sin.”
The predictions of Nostradamus have tried to explain the many works on this topic. One of the books, written by Jean Charles de Fontbrun, was published in Paris in 1980, with a volume of 600 pages. This book gained particular popularity in 1981, since the attempt on the life of the Pope reminded of a coincidence with one of the prophecies of Nostradamus. The interest in this work was fueled by the words of Fontbren that Nostradamus predicts a third world war in 1998.
According to this interpretation, Nostradamus foresaw such events that occurred during his lifetime from 1529 – 1969:
1529 – the Turks laid siege to Vienna;
1536 – Canada is discovered;
1546 – The Portuguese reached Japan.
After the death of Nostradamus, the following predictions were fulfilled:
1582 – Gregorian calendar introduced;
1597 – flintlock guns began to be used;
1618 – the thermometer is invented;
1642 – Australia is discovered;
1769 – the steam engine appeared in England;
1776 – The United States declared independence;
1778 – the hot air balloon is invented;
1789 – revolution in France;
1795 – electricity was discovered;
1812 – Napoleon defeated in Russia;
1825 – the first railway in England;
1844 – the telegraph is invented;
1866 – dynamite is invented;
1869 – the Suez Canal was dug;
1873 – the electric light bulb appeared;
1876 - the telephone is invented;
1895 – X-ray machine invented
1903 – the first aircraft was built;
1912 – war in the Balkans;
1914 – the Panama Canal was dug;
1914 – the beginning of the First World War;
1917 – October Revolution in Russia;
1925 – the birth of television;
1927 – Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic Ocean;
1927 – the first sound film was made;
1929 – the beginning of the great economic crisis;
1939 – the beginning of the Second World War;
1961 – the first man in space;
1969 – First man on the moon.
In addition, Nostradamus predicted many other events: catastrophes, illnesses, earthquakes, famine … In the future, he foresaw the settlement of Europe by the yellow race. He predicts the appearance of an invisible celestial body, which he calls the White Star, eclipses of the Sun and Moon, weather anomalies caused by “space travel”, floods and new diseases.
He predicted Bartholomew’s Night in 1572, the Thirty Years’ War of 1618-1648, the reign of Louis XIV, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the Austro-Italian War, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the emergence of sentient beings from outer space.
Nostradamus wrote that in the state of the barbarians, a significant part of the court nobility would be sent to death. Was this a prediction of the October Revolution? It is quite possible, especially when you consider that only Tataria – Muscovy was called a “barbarian state” in Europe at that time.
The lines “grand myths will deceive people, and they will commit many misfortunes” fully reflect the ups and downs of the 20th century. Nostradamus calls Geneva “the garden of the world” and predicts that it will be destroyed and poisoned. However, the events that await Europe in the 22nd century can be avoided if the continent unites and the center of power is in Switzerland. Nostradamus predicts for Europe the times when peace and freedom will prevail there.
In Palestine, there will be a long war between the Arabs and the Jews for a long time, until the Jews are defeated. After that, the Arabs will have a desire to conquer Europe.
Nostradamus predicts the invasion of the yellow race after “a strange fish with a human head” is found in the Adriatic Sea. He predicts endless rains, hot winds, devastated fields.
But then, under the influence of the moon, peace and prosperity will be established.
In the solar system, he also foresaw big changes: the Moon and many stars will approach the Earth, which will cause cataclysms and climate change throughout the planet. People and animals will move from one hemisphere to another.
All this, of course, is one of the many interpretations of the famous predictions, written vaguely and allegorically.
The prophecies of Nostradamus were criticized both during his life and after his death. The main argument of critics is that his predictions are too vague and non-specific, and each phrase of his quatrains can be interpreted in dozens of different ways, adjusting the interpretation to the events that have already taken place. Indeed, so far no one has been able to predict a single future event based on the texts of quatrains. But this does not stop the interpreters of the texts of Nostradamus, in which there has been no shortage for almost half a millennium – since a doctor from France suddenly began to write obscure lines about future events.
Author: A.V. Dziuba
Prophecies of Nostradamus
Michel de Notredam, better known as Nostradamus, was born on December 14, 1503 in Saint-Remy (Provence, France) into a family of baptized Jews. He received his initial education at home, and this education covered classical literature, history, astrology, medicine and folk medicine. He graduated from the University of Avignon, where he studied philosophy, grammar and rhetoric.
The glory of the doctor came to him when he discovered a cure for the “Black Death” – an epidemic of plague that devastated Europe in the sixteenth century. This medicine “consisted” of fresh air, pure water, and vitamin C; thanks to the medicine of Nostradamus, dozens of people were saved – but Nostradamus failed to save his wife and two children. They died in 1537, and Nostradamus left Aachen, where he then lived, and embarked on a journey that lasted six years.
The Beginning of the Prophecies
Around this time, he felt in himself the “awakening” of prophetic abilities. In 1547, Nostradamus settled in the city of Salon, where he remarried and where he had six children – three daughters and three sons. The top floor of his house in the Salon he turned into a laboratory – with magic mirrors, astrolabes, a brazier and a tripod made in the image and likeness of the sacred tripod in the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
In 1550, after much deliberation, Nostradamus published an almanac containing twenty-four prophetic quatrains (quatrains). The popularity of the almanac with the public exceeded all the expectations of the author, and until the end of his life, Nostradamus was simply forced to release such almanacs every year.
He began the famous “Centuries” in 1554; a year later, the first four parts were published, each with a hundred quatrains. The last, tenth part of the Centuries was published in 1558. It is believed that in one of the quatrains of this part, Nostradamus predicted his own death. Legend has it that on the evening of July 1, 1566, he said to his assistant, who wished him good night: “In the morning I will no longer be alive.” And the next morning they found him lifeless on the floor of the office.
In accordance with the will of Nostradamus, they buried him in the cemetery of the Franciscan monastery; on the tombstone it is written: “Here lies the ashes of Michel Nostradamus, the only mortal who, by the will of heaven, was granted the grace to write down the events of the coming years with his almost divine pen.”
Manuscripts of Nostradamus
The creative heritage of Nostradamus is quite large. Here are medical treatises, in which various prescriptions for medicines are combined with recommendations of a cosmetic nature and with memories. Here are works of art (“Interpretation of the hieroglyphs of Horapollon”, “Paraphrase of Galen”). There are numerous astrological calendars-almanacs, as well as extensive correspondence (however, little studied and not even fully published). However, the main work of Nostradamus was and remains the famous prophetic book – “The Prophecies of Master Michel Nostradamus.”
What is this creation? This is about a thousand quatrains (quatrains), combined into chapters (centuries) of 100 quatrains each. In addition, the book includes two prose prophecies written in the form of a letter to his son Cesar and a letter to King Henry II. By the way, the message was published only after the death of Nostradamus, in 1568.
The quatrains are vague in content, there are very few specific dates in them, and the chronology is not observed. True, quite often they contain astronomical dates, for example: “When Mars, Venus and Mercury will be in backward motion …”, “When Mars and Saturn will be equally burned” (i.e., the conjunction of these two planets will be in a certain aspect to the solar eclipse). But even if one can at least approximately establish the year, the nature of the event still remains unclear before it happens.
Most modern scientists who have studied the prophecies of Nostradamus believe that there is “something” in these quatrains. The fidelity of predictions is estimated by them at approximately 70-85%. Nostradamus was especially “successful” in his predictions about the future of Great Britain – here their accuracy approaches 100%. The reasons, as they say, are unknown.
Nostradamus himself wrote in a letter to Cesar that the predictions cover Europe, Asia and part of Africa and extend to the period up to 3797. Studies of the text of the prophecies made it possible to establish that the date of 3797 is a rough camouflage covering 2242 – the first year of the 7th millennium “from creation of the world “according to the Old Testament chronology, the year of the onset, according to Nostradamus, the end of the world. The Last Judgment will take place even later – in 3242.
In addition, modern researchers believe that in his prophecies Nostradamus predicted the future of the United States, Japan, Australia and almost Antarctica. However, of these countries, only America is mentioned by the predictor (“America”; “West free from the British Isles”; “New Earth”).
Prediction for 2010
2010 is just around the corner. According to Chinese astrology, it will be the year of the White Tiger.
And of course, I want to know what famous soothsayers and astrologers predict for us this year.
Nostradamus encrypted his prediction for 2010 in the text of the X century, X quatrain. The original reads like this:
Attempted murder, terrible adultery
Great enemy of the whole human race,
Who will be worse than his ancestors, uncles and parents.
Sword, fire, water [will rule] bloodthirsty and inhuman.
The essence of the prediction, according to the method of adding 3 letters of each line, known in a narrow circle of interpreters of the great prophet, will sound like this: “The Satanic arc of rabies.” “Satanic arc” – the flight path of a ballistic missile.
There are many versions of what the quatrain is about: about the destroyer of skyscrapers, Osama bin Laden, or about the presidents: Iran – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuela – Hugo Chavez, America – Barack Obama, Russia – Dmitry Medvedev. Or about the Leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong Il. Choose what you like.
There are also such versions (M.Dimde, S.V. Korsun, S.A. Khvorostukhina, A.P. Krasnyashchikh, A.I. Denikin):
- Japan creates the first underwater settlements and aqua farms;
- Poland joins the union of Slavic peoples;
- November 2010 – October 2014 the possibility of unleashing the Third World War with the use of chemical and bacteriological weapons (acute confrontation between Muslim and Euro-Atlantic values);
- the weakening of the influence of the Vatican on the faithful and world politics;
- conflict between France and Great Britain.
- hydrogen sulfide catastrophe in the Black Sea.
- the threat of armed conflict on the Crimean peninsula;
- economic downturn in Europe;
- confrontation between the USA and the countries of Western Europe;
- an attempt at revenge by Islamic fundamentalists.
The future is not far off: 2009-2029
The following calendar of future events in human history has been prepared on the basis of the interpretations of Nostradamus’s quatrains, performed at the time by S.V. Korsun (1990), Manfred Dimde (1996), S.A. Khvorostukhina (2002), A.P. Krasnyashchikh (2005) and A.I. Denikina (2006). This “calendar” is a reprint of 2006, which makes the forecast interesting in terms of being open to the facts, since at the time of publication no one could have predicted them.
2009-2012 – the crisis of the system of organization of state power and the state structure of Ukraine and the United States.
2010 – Japan creates the first underwater settlements and aqua farms; Poland joins the union of Slavic peoples; November 2010 – October 2014 the possibility of unleashing the Third World War with the use of chemical and bacteriological weapons (acute confrontation between Muslim and Euro-Atlantic values); the weakening of the influence of the Vatican on the faithful and world politics; conflict between France and Great Britain.
2010-2011 – hydrogen sulfide disaster in the Black Sea.
2011-2012 – the threat of an armed conflict on the Crimean peninsula; economic downturn in Europe; confrontation between the USA and the countries of Western Europe; an attempt at revenge by Islamic fundamentalists.
2011-2014 – the creation by Japan of an invulnerable missile defense system; the beginning of the political career of four world political leaders.
2011 – the beginning of the strongest economic and political crisis in Europe; a radioactive catastrophe in the Northern Hemisphere, from which England will suffer the most; the possibility of Islamic fundamentalists using nuclear and chemical weapons as a result of the capture of a nuclear submarine; declassification of data on an attempt by one of the space powers to make a manned flight to Mars alone; a secret Islamic fundamentalist can provoke a world war.
2012 – the peak of the global economic crisis; creation by Ukraine of a new generation of rocket engines; receiving an artificial signal from the Cosmos containing fundamentally important scientific information for mankind.
2013 – defeat of cereal crops by an unknown disease; the possibility of a bacteriological attack on London.
2013-2019 – the growing influence of African states on world politics.
2014 – cultivation in laboratories of cloned organs of the human body; a surge in skin diseases among the population of European countries.
2015 – (in another version, 2029) – a revolution in the energy sector, the discovery of a way to obtain cheap solar energy and wirelessly transport it; the end of the war in the Middle East with the active participation of Ukraine, which will come up with a number of peace initiatives.
2015-2017 – negotiation process on the accession of part of the territory of Moldova to Ukraine.
2015-2025 – another escalation of the confrontation between Islam and Christian culture, but already in Europe, with the active participation of Muslim emigrants, a new world war was prevented thanks to China’s peacekeeping efforts.
2016 – a sharp decline in the birth rate in Europe as a result of environmental pollution; possible release of radioactive substances into the atmosphere in one of the European countries (most likely in England).
2017 – political split of the European Union and its reconstruction on new principles; the abolition of marriage in Germany and the creation of new principles for building a family with the full support of the state; the possibility of Britain abandoning the monarchy.
2018 – a revolution in construction – the invention of an ultra-strong and ultra-light material – metal foam; building bridges across all major straits; the invention of the “second skin” – an ultra-light suit that protects a person from the effects of adverse thermal factors.
2018-2024 – China’s leadership in world politics; turning developing countries into economic blackmailers for the US and Europe.
2020 – creation of tectonic weapons of colossal power; the beginning of the active work of the Antichrist in the information space; from the lands of Ukraine begins the unification of Catholic and Orthodox Christianity into a single church; full robotization of everyday life and industrial production; moving the UN headquarters to Geneva.
2023-2041 is the last period in world history when a global armed conflict can be unleashed.
2023 – the threat of changes in the Earth’s orbit under the influence of cosmic factors.
2024 – major man-made and environmental disasters in the USA and Italy.
2025 -demographic crisis in Europe; the creation of a new world economic order, the transformation of the territories of Ukraine and Belarus into the leading centers of European trade.
2027 – a new dictator enters the stage of world history, to whom 1/5 of the world’s population will obey (probable birthplace India or China).
2028 – manned flight to Venus; discovery of a method for obtaining powerful sound waves that perform useful physical work; controlled thermonuclear fusion; overcoming hunger on earth.
2028-2034 – construction on Earth of a super-powerful pyramidal-type power plant.
2029 is a new breakthrough in the technology of wireless transportation of converted solar energy.
Nostradamus life and predictions
- Birth name: Michel de Nostredame
- Occupation: French astrologer, seer, physician and alchemist
- Date of birth: December 14, 1503 (1503-12-14)
- Birthplace: Saint-Remy (Provence, France)
- Date of death: July 2, 1566 (1566-07-02) (aged 62)
- Place of death: Salon-de-Provence (Provence, France)
- Father: Jaumes de Notredames, notary
- Mother: Renier de Saint-Remy
- Spouse: Anna Ponsard
- Children: Cesar de Notre Dame and others
- Awards and Prizes: Royal Medic, Advisor. He was awarded a lifetime pension for fighting the plague in Aix-en-Provence.
Michel de Notredame (French Michel de Nostredame), also known as Nostradamus (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566) – French astrologer, seer, physician and alchemist, famous for his prophecies.
The coat of arms of Nostradamus (reconstruction according to the descriptions) Michel de Notredam was born on December 14, 1503 in the town of Saint-Remy (Provence) in a family of Jews converted to Catholicism in the 15th century. A family legend, retold by César de Notre Dame in the Chronicle of Provence, says that the prophet’s ancestors served as doctors at the courts of René the Good and the Duke of Calabria. However, based on the available facts, it can only be argued that they were quite educated and prosperous people. The father of the future soothsayer, Jomes de Notredam (1470-1547) was a notary, grandfather Pierre de Notredam (1430-1484) and great-grandfather Davin de Carcassonne (1410-1473) were engaged in trade in Avignon, and great-grandfathers Pierre de Saint-Marie (? -1485 ) and Jean de Saint-Remy (?-1504) were physicians in Arles and Saint-Remy.
Although the secular authorities of France had a mild attitude towards baptized Jews, the common people always suspected them of secret disbelief in Christ. Spiritual power over the minds and hearts of the French belonged to the Roman Catholic Church, with the blessing of which at that time the persecution of Jews was carried out in many countries. This encouraged the latter to live in relatively isolated communities, preserving their culture, traditions and customs.
In 1518, Michel de Notre Dame went to study in Avignon, where in 1521 he received a master’s degree in arts. We know about the next eight years of his life only from his own phrase in a culinary and cosmetic book, according to which these years were spent in continuous travels with the aim of “learning and learning the sources and origin of plants and other simple substances related to the pinnacle of medical science.”
In 1529, the official biography of the future soothsayer continues: he enters the medical faculty of the University of Montpellier. Due to harsh statements about teachers and passion for illegal pharmaceuticals, he was almost expelled from the university right there. However, the conflict was settled, and in 1534 Michel received his doctorate. From that moment on, his surname is written in the Latin manner: “Nostradamus”.
In the same 1534, he again went on a journey, during which he met the famous astrologer and scientist Jules Cesar Scaliger. Probably at the suggestion of Scaliger in 1536, Nostradamus settled in Agen. Soon a black streak begins in his life.
In 1537, his wife and children die from the plague in Agen, in 1538 he is interrogated by the Inquisition because of allegedly unflattering statements about a certain statue of the Virgin Mary, and in the same year, for unclear reasons, a deadly quarrel between Nostradamus and Scaliger arises. Nostradamus leaves Agen. From Scaliger, he will subsequently receive several poisonous anti-Semitic epigrams in which he hints at the hidden Judaism of Nostradamus. But the youngest son of Nostradamus will be named Cesar – perhaps in honor of Scaliger. Nostradamus spends the next few years wandering around Italy and Germany.
In 1544, he resumes medical practice in Marseille, and in 1546 he fights the plague in southeastern France in Aix-en-Provence. For the selfless work of a doctor, he was awarded a lifetime pension by the Parliament of Aix-en-Provence. There are legends about the miraculous power of the medicines he created, but the recipes that have survived to this day do not go beyond the traditional medicine of the 16th century.
In 1547, Nostradamus married Anna Ponsard, and six children would subsequently be born from this marriage, including Cesar de Notredam.
Astrologer and soothsayer
The appeal of the famous doctor to astrology and prophecy looked unexpected. In 1555, Nostradamus published his first astrological almanac, and in the same year the first edition of the Centuries was published in Lyon, containing 353 quatrains with a preface to his son Cesar. It is known that these prophecies brought him trouble. Upon arrival in Paris, Nostradamus was warned that the authorities were preparing to interrogate him about what sciences he practices and how he makes predictions. He urgently returns to Salon-de-Provence, and then in 1556 goes to Italy. Meanwhile, the prophetic work continues.
In 1558, in the final part of the Centuries, Nostradamus turns to King Henry II, calling him the ruler of the world and revealing to him the history of mankind in a foggy form for centuries to come. It is not known whether the king, who died at the tournament already in 1559, had time to read the letter of the soothsayer. After the death of Henry II, at the invitation of the sister of the deceased, Nostradamus meets at court with Queen Catherine de Medici.
In 1561, the soothsayer barely managed to escape from the Catholic peasants, who accused him of sympathy for the Huguenots. In the same year, the authorities placed Nostradamus under house arrest for a couple of days, demanding that he describe the fate of King Charles IX. The answer of Nostradamus has not been preserved.
In 1564, Catherine de Medici and Charles IX visit the soothsayer in the Salon and then invite him to a meeting in Arles, where he is appointed royal physician and adviser.
However, already on July 2, 1566, Nostradamus died in the Salon from complications of gout. On a marble slab above his grave, the inscription “Here lie the bones of the famous Michel Nostradamus, the only one of all mortals who was worthy to capture with his almost divine pen, thanks to the influence of the stars, the future events of the whole world.”
Legends of Nostradamus
Family tradition, reflected in the “Chronicle of Provence”, published by Cesar de Notre Dame, says that the royal physician Abram Salomon was the great-grandfather of Nostradamus. This legend is not supported by facts, but family ties with Abram Salomon could be more complicated. It is often claimed that the soothsayer’s grandfathers introduced him to astrology and Kabbalah. In fact, they died early, and Michel came to everything with his head. They say that already at school he was nicknamed “the little astrologer.” There is a legend how once Nostradamus predicted the fate of two piglets: the white piglet, he said, would be eaten by the wolf, and the black one would be served for dinner. To shame the seer, the owner ordered to slaughter a white pig, but he had already been eaten by a wolf, and the cook slaughtered a black one, which he then confessed to.
In 1820 and 1839 “The Prophecy of Philip Olivarius” and “The Prophecy of Orval, written down by Philip Olivarius” were published, allegedly dated 1542 and 1544. respectively. Rumors arose that in fact they were made by Nostradamus during his stop during his wanderings in Orval Abbey. An old legend, retold by Chavigny, the first researcher of Nostradamus’ work, claims that one day a seer helped a royal servant find a lost thoroughbred dog. The loudest legend is associated with the prediction of the death of King Henry II of France at the tournament (Ts.1.K.35). It probably has a basis, since after these events Nostradamus received recognition at the royal court. However, these grounds are not known to us; the idea of the quatrain Ts.1.K.35 is in the nature of an interpretation and first appears many years later with Cesar. Earlier, Chavigny used more complex reasoning to substantiate this legend. The same Chavigny writes that he witnessed how Nostradamus predicted in advance the day and hour of his death.
Family coat of arms mystery
On the family coat of arms of Nostradamus there are two black eagle heads and two golden wheels with eight spokes each, on a red field. The wheel rims are broken between adjacent spokes. The motto on the coat of arms reads: “Soli Deo” (Latin: “To the Only God”). It is not clear whether this coat of arms was inherited by Nostradamus, or whether it was created on purpose, after receiving his doctorate in 1534. Interpreters believe that the heads of birds of prey indicate the calling of a doctor – to fight diseases. However, the interpretation of the wheel symbol remains ambiguous. The popular version that a yellow wheel with a broken rim signifies a break with Judaism does not stand up to scrutiny. Indeed, according to the edict of Saint Louis IX, after 1269, Jews were required to wear a yellow mark on their clothes. However, the shape of this mark has often changed,
Most likely, Nostradamus uses the wheel as a common solar symbol, often found in Christian iconography, which in this context may indicate the values of enlightenment. The motto “Soli Deo” represents the beginning of the Catholic motto “Soli Deo Honor et Gloria” (“To God alone, honor and glory”), under which the Reformation movement took place, which may indicate the sympathy of the predictor for the Huguenots.
2 Legacy of Nostradamus
The creative heritage of Nostradamus includes 10 centuries (942 quatrains), prefaces to them (letters to his son Cesar and King Henry), a number of quatrains without numbering, annual almanacs since 1555, as well as a number of works that are considered to be non-prophetic, such as, for example, free translation of Horapollon’s Interpretation of the Hieroglyphs (1545). The archives contain a will and personal correspondence of Nostradamus. There are also a number of manuscripts whose authorship has not been reliably established, but is sometimes attributed to Nostradamus.
Peru Nostradamus owns the annual almanacs, published from 1550 until his death. Each of the almanacs contained one general quatrain for the year, 12 quatrains for the months of the year, and an extensive prose part with predictions. It was the almanacs that brought fame to Nostradamus during his lifetime. However, not all of their texts have survived to this day; at present, a selection of 141 quatrains from almanacs (1555-1567) is often published as an independent prophetic work.
The first edition of The Prophecies of Master Michel Nostradamus, now called the Centuries, was published in Lyon in 1555. It contained a “Letter to his son Cesar” and 353 prophetic quatrains. The letter to Cesar expounds the occult philosophy of prophecy and gives several predictions of a global nature (… the world is approaching an anagorean revolution … the deadly sword of pestilence and wars more terrible than have been for three human lives is approaching us …)
The number 353 is close to the so-called “planetary epoch” of 354 years and 4 months, which was known in the astrology of the Middle Ages. The second edition (Lyon, 1557) contained, in addition, 288 new quatrains and a warning to ignorant critics (an unnumbered quatrain). The earliest surviving complete edition of the Prophecies is dated 1568, that is, after the death of the prophet. It contains a letter to Cesar, 942 quatrains (the 7th centurion remained unfinished) and a letter to King Henry, wholly prophetic in content. ([I] have calculated almost as many events in the coming time as in the years gone by…until the [Second] Coming at the beginning of the seventh millennium.) It is not clear whether this letter was seen by the nominal addressee – King Henry, who died in a tournament in 1559. It is only known that quatrains from the last centuries were quoted during the life of the prophet; maybe,
The “additional quatrains” cited by Chavigny in The First Face of the French Janus (Lyon, 1594) under the title of fragments of the 11th and 12th centuries most likely belong to one of the lost almanacs of Nostradamus. The origin of the six new quatrains of the 8th centurion in Roffe’s edition (1588) is doubtful, and Vincent Seve’s sixcens (1606) are considered falsifications.
The prophecies of Nostradamus led to the publication of almost 10 thousand books, the authors of which are trying to answer the question of what Nostradamus wanted to say. Created in the semantic space of medieval France, in the Middle French language, with elements of Latin and Greek, the prophecies of Nostradamus look even more vague and mysterious to the modern reader than in the 16th century. Since only some quatrains have an explicit chronological reference, interpreters are often convinced that Nostradamus wrote about their time. Meanwhile, according to authoritative researchers, the end date of the prophecies is clearly visible and coincides with the end of the Jewish Calendar (2240). At the same time, borrowings of individual fragments of the text are found, almost verbatim from Titus Livius, Savanarola, Krinita, Russ.
3 Calendar of Nostradamus
In the Letter to Cesar (PS), the date of the end of the prophecies is indicated inconsistently as the beginning of the era of Saturn and the year 3797, and in the Letter to Henry, the Second Coming falls on the “beginning of the seventh millennium.” The notion that the world has been given 6,000 years first appears in the Talmud and is subsequently adopted by Christian mystics. The theory of planetary epochs was consistently expounded in the works of ibn Ezr, Abraham (XII century) and Abu Mashar (IX century) and gained popularity in the astrology of the Middle Ages. According to this theory, the epoch of the Moon ends in 1889, the epoch of the Sun in 2242, and then the age of Saturn begins.
Speaking about the return of Saturn, Nostradamus could be directly guided by the astrological treatise of R. Russ (1550), in which these dates were named. It is noteworthy that the beginning of the era of Saturn (2242) is really close to the end of 6000 years from the Creation of the World according to the Jewish calendar (2240) . However, the seer does not blindly follow the Jewish tradition, defining the same date as “the end of the seventh thousandth” (PS, Ts10.K74).
Thus, at the same time, he refers to the Jewish calendar and proposes his own system of calculating time, in which the Creation of the World (CM) is shifted 1000 years ago, so that 2242 RH corresponds to 7000 CM. This assumption is consistent with Ts.1.K.48 (“20 years of the reign of the Moon have passed, another will rule in 7000. When the Sun completes its tired days, then my prophecy will be fulfilled and end”). Indeed, by the year of the publication of the first part of the prophecies (1555), exactly 20 years of the epoch of the Moon had passed. In addition, Chronology I from the Letter to Henry dates the Nativity of Jesus to 4758 CM years, whence 4758+2242=7000. Therefore, in the time system used, in addition to the cycle of planetary epochs, there is also a 1000-year cycle. “Calendar of Nostradamus” covers, as it were, one planetary “week”, in which each day is equal to 1000 years.
The “Era of Saturn” comes simultaneously in the 1000-year cycle and in the cycle of planetary epochs. The predictor characterizes such a great intersection of cycles with the words “anaragonic revolution” (PS). From this point of view, the number 3797 from the Letter to Cesar is a hoax: 3797−1555=2242. However, it should be noted that, leaning towards 2242, the predictor spoke about other dates for the end of 6000 years of the SM: 1826 (in the Letter to Henry), 1945 (in the almanac for 1566), 2033 (in the almanacs for 1557, 1559 , 1562, 1563, 1566). In addition, perhaps at the initiative of the publisher, the almanac for 1565 is dated so that 7000 years of the SM expire in 2000 AD. It is likely that some of these dates are used in the system of the cipher created by the predictor.
A summary of the prophecies
The main theme of the prophecies is the political future of Europe, up to the beginning of the astrological era of Saturn, which Nostradamus defines as the “Golden Age”. As a result, his prediction ends with notes of appeasement: “The end; a wolf, a lion, a bull and a donkey, a timid doe will be with the dogs ”(Ts.10.K.99). On the one hand, this is a clear Old Testament motif, but on the other hand, the Second Coming is mentioned only once, in the Letter to Henry, marking the end of 6000 years. Three Antichrists are described in more detail: the first of them appears in the “lands of Attila” and creates a new Babylonia, which will exist for 73 years and 7 months; the second unleashes a war in the center of Europe; the third should lead at the end of time the union of the countries of the North and the East. “The third is worse than the first, more terrible than Nero. Run, brave men, so as not to shed blood. Orders to put the furnace.
The golden age is dead, a great sin” (Ts.9.K.17). The prophecies also describe new religions and prophets, which are ambiguously evaluated by interpreters. For example, the “Great Jupiterian” in C.10.K.73 will “judge the present by means of the past”, that is, he denies the evolution of morality and calls for a return to primitive values; moreover, the mention of Jupiter hints at the pagan religion of Ancient Rome. Most of the quatrains, considered individually, are of dubious usefulness, because they are not dated in any way. However, in the Letter to Henry, after the second chronology, Nostradamus unequivocally states that the quatrains are dated by means of the formula: “I calculated the prophecies in their entirety according to the order of this chain, which contains its circuit.” The movement of the planets described under the chronology points to 1606 as the starting point.
Criticism of predictions
Both during his lifetime and after his death, the prophecies of Nostradamus were criticized. The main argument of critics is that the quatrains are too vague and vague to be considered real predictions – each phrase can be interpreted in dozens of different ways and, in the end, “adjust” the interpretation to the actual events. This, according to critics, is what fans of Nostradamus are doing. Indeed, so far no one has publicly been able to predict a single event in the future, using the so-called “prophecies”. All interpretations of the texts of Nostradamus are the imposition of “predictions” on already past events in order to prove their truth. In the modern period, the camp of skeptics was led by James Randi Educational Foundation representative and debunker of parapsychology James Randi. Employees of the Educational Foundation (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) regularly refuted newspaper publications about the apparent connection of Nostradamus’ poetry with modern events. In turn, the defenders of Nostradamus draw attention to the fact that the value of the prophecy is not lost from the fact that the understanding of the text comes after the predicted event. The very fact of a correct prediction says a lot about the nature of time and is an important argument in favor of the existence of God. It is this, and by no means the possibility of knowing political upheavals in advance, that gives significance to predictions of this kind. that understanding of the text comes after the predicted event. The very fact of a correct prediction says a lot about the nature of time and is an important argument in favor of the existence of God. It is this, and by no means the possibility of knowing political upheavals in advance, that gives significance to predictions of this kind. that understanding of the text comes after the predicted event. The very fact of a correct prediction says a lot about the nature of time and is an important argument in favor of the existence of God. It is this, and by no means the possibility of knowing political upheavals in advance, that gives significance to predictions of this kind.
Nostradamus himself warned against free interpretation of his texts:
Let whoever reads these verses ponder them maturely.
May the uninitiated and ignorant crowd not touch them.
And all astrologers, jerks, barbarians, let them stay away from them.
Whoever does otherwise, be damned according to the rite.
(Addition after 6 centuria)
More than 500 years will consider it,
The one who was the ornament of his time,
Then in a moment greater clarity will be granted,
Which will make them very happy with this age.
Translations, obscure manuscripts, personal correspondence
Around 1545, Nostradamus, in a free poetic manner, translated from the Greek “The Interpretation of the Hieroglyphs of Horapollon.” The manuscript was kept by one of the ministers of Louis XIV, and then ended up in the National Library of France, where it was discovered already in the 20th century. According to the author, the text of the manuscript describes ancient Egyptian drawings and gives their interpretation. This text is of great interest to researchers, because many images from it are also present in the Prophecies. Thus, at the end of the translation, the interpretation of the mysterious signs “D. M.”, which denote the underground gods. The same letters are mentioned in quatrain 66 of the 8th century, but they cannot be found in the original texts of Horapollon.
Almost simultaneously with the “Prophecies” Nostradamus published two works in the field of medical sciences: a free translation of “Paraphrase of Galen, his exhortation to Menodotus in the study of fine arts and medicine” (1557) and “Treatise on the preparation of jams” (1555). In the first of them, the researchers found signs of a cipher.
In 1888, a manuscript containing 72 watercolor drawings was found in the library of Rome, the authorship of which is attributed to Nostradamus, however, without proof. It is now known under the conditional name “The Lost Book of Nostradamus” (“The Lost Book of Nostradamus”).
Matches with history
When discussing coincidences with history, interpreters often rely on free poetic translations that are far from the original. Unfortunately, upon verification, it turns out that Nostradamus did not write this. The optimal translation of the prosaic part of the prophecies can be found in the books of the candidate of historical sciences A. Penzensky. Translations of quatrains must be compared across several sources. Planetary configurations can be calculated using astrological programs.
Two evil [planets] will join in Scorpio,
The Grand Senior is killed in the hall,
Plague in the church, thanks to the new king
Lower and Northern Europe. Les deux malins de Scorpion conioncts,
Le grand seigneur meurtry dedans sa salle:
Peste a l’eglise par le nouueau roy ioinct,
L’Europe basse & Septentrionale.
Two evil planets – Mars and Saturn – for the first time since the publication of the prophecy united in Scorpio in August 1572, which corresponds to the events of the Bartholomew night (August 24, 1572); apogee of the split of the church in France. A conspiracy orchestrated by Charles IX’s mother, Catherine de’ Medici, to eliminate the French Protestant leader, Admiral Coligny, spiraled out of control. The admiral was killed at the Hotel de Betisi, but the massacre began to spread like a plague throughout Paris, the surrounding area, and spread to neighboring cities. King Charles IX could only join the Catholics and take responsibility for what had happened. After that, the southern Protestant provinces with the capital in the city of La Rochelle declared their political independence.
So the number of astronomers will increase
Persecuted, banished and banned books
In the year 1607, thanks to the holy cups,
That no one will be saved from holy gifts. Croistra le nombre si grand des astronomes
Chassez, bannis & liures censurez,
L’an mil six cens & sept par sacre glomes
Que nul aux sacres ne seront asseurez.
In 1607, Johannes Kepler laid the foundations of modern astronomy in his New Astronomy, which formulated the laws of revolution of the planets around the Sun. In 1608, the Dutchman Hans Lippershey invented a telescope based on the combined use of convex and concave lenses, and in 1609 Galileo Galilei first used it for astronomical observations, which led to a revolution in astronomy, since Galileo’s observations confirmed the theory of the heliocentric system of the Copernican world. The Church met these discoveries with caution, the books of Copernicus were banned, Galileo had to renounce his beliefs and spend the last years of his life under house arrest. However, almost everyone could now make a telescope with two lenses and independently observe the movement of celestial bodies.
Execution of Charles I Stuart
Ghent and Brussels will go against Antwerp,
The Senate of London will put their king to death,
Salt and wine will not suit him for the future:
Because of them, the kingdom is in turmoil. Gang & Bruceles marcheront contre Enuers
Senat de Londres mettront a mort leur roy
Le sel & vin luy seront a l’enuers,
Pour eux auoir le regne an desarroy.
The first line refers to the confrontation between the Northern Netherlands (Antwerp) and Belgium (Brussels), which really took place in 1579-1648 after the bourgeois revolution in the Netherlands (the struggle of the Union of Utrecht and Aras) and ended with the recognition of the Dutch Republic. In January of the following 1649, in England, by decision of the people’s court, King Charles I Stuart was executed. Interpreters pay attention to the “speaking” number of the quatrain: 49.
Great Northern War
Oriental people led by lunar power,
In 1700 [they will make] great campaigns,
Almost conquering the corner of Aquilon. beaucoup beaucoup auant telles menees,
Ceulx d’orient par la vertu lunaire:
L’an mil sept cens seront grands emmenees,
Subiugant presque le coing Aquilonaire.
The year 1700 is known in history as the beginning of the Northern War, launched on the initiative of Russia and its allies against Sweden, as a result of which Russia will return the Baltic states (the “northern corner” of the empire) and capture part of Finland, providing itself with a reliable outlet to the Baltic Sea. “Aquilon” is a poetic term for the country of the north wind; so you can call Russia and Sweden. The term “lunar power” is understood in the context of quatrain 1:48: the chronological framework of the Northern War (1700-1721) falls in the middle of the astrological epoch of the Moon (1535-1888).
Head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn,
God Almighty, what a change!
Then after a long age his evil time will return,
Gaul and Italy, what excitement! Chef d’Aries, Iupiter & Saturne,
Dieu eternel quelles mutations!
Puis par long sciecle son maling temps retourne,
Gaule & Italie quelles esmoutions!
The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the first degrees of Aries was observed only in May 1702. This is the date of the beginning of the largest war of the 18th century (for the Spanish Succession), in which Gaul (France) and Italy acted as opposing sides. The third line takes us to the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th century, the conquests of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Fall of Persia
In the third climate, under the sign of Aries,
In the year 1727, in October,
The king of Persia is taken by the Egyptians,
Death, loss, shame on the cross. Le tiers climat soubz Aries comprins,
L’an mil sept cens vingt & sept en Octobre:
Le roy de Perse par ceulx d’Egipte prins:
Coflit, mort, perte: a la croix grand oprobe.
On October 3, 1727, the protege of the Afghan nobility Ashraf, the Shah of Persia, whose country was split by internal conflicts, recognized vassal dependence on Turkey, and also transferred to the Turks about half of the territory of Persia, including Tehran (the capital of modern Iran). Egypt in 1727 was part of the Ottoman Empire. Russia suffered disgrace, refusing the opportunity to remove the usurper Ashraf for fear of spoiling relations with the Turks. After the death of Peter I, Russia switched to a cautious foreign policy. Russia’s foreign affairs manager, Vice-Chancellor Osterman, wrote in 1727: “Our system should be to run away from everything that could lead us into any problems.” The quatrain was only partially fulfilled: the shah was not captured, and Persia itself, according to Agapius of Manbij, is under the sign of Taurus.
French Revolution of 1792
“The year 1792 will be considered the year of the renewal of the century” (Letter to Henry)
On August 10, 1792, the monarchy was overthrown in France. The revolutionaries proclaimed this year the beginning of a new era, the first year of the French Republican calendar. Critics say that here Nostradamus only points to the theory of planetary cycles. From the treatise of R. Russ (1548): “… let’s talk about the great and wonderful conjunction, which, as gentlemen astrologers say, will take place around the year 1789 of our Lord, after 10 revolutions of Saturn … We are approaching the coming renewal of the world … in about 243 years from the present treatise.”
Napoleon’s invasion of Russia
Mars and Scepter will unite,
Under Cancer disastrous war:
A little later a new king will be anointed,
Which will calm the earth for a long time. Mars & le sceptre se trouuera conioint,
Dessous Cancer calamiteuse guerre :
Vn peu apres sera nouueau Roy oingt,
Qui par long temps pacifiera la terre.
In astrology, the scepter represents Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter conjunct every other year or so, and in Cancer every 12 years. However, since the event itself occurs under the sign of Cancer, it can be assumed that we are talking about the July conjunction, that is, the Sun is also in this sign. In this case, we come to the triple conjunction of the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in July 1812, which corresponds to Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. This disastrous war ended with the defeat of the French, the abdication of Napoleon I and the restoration of the Bourbons in 1814.
European Revolutions of 1848
See the British change seven times
Stained with blood after 290 years:
France will not become a German foothold,
Aries fears his border in Bastarnia. Sept fois changer verres gent Britannique,
Taintz en sang en deux cens nonante ans:
Franc[h]e non point par appuy Germanique,
Aries doubte son pole Bastarnan.
The quatrain allows serious discrepancies, but the date and general meaning (distemper in Europe) are beyond doubt. The specified 290 years from the date of publication expired in 1845, and in 1848 a wave of revolutions swept through Europe. K. Marx and F. Engels issued a revolutionary appeal to the proletarians of all countries in the Communist Manifesto. The rebels managed to seize power in Paris, after which K. Marx hoped to import the revolution to Germany: “With the victory of the red republic in Paris, the armies will move from within the country across its borders, and then we will exclaim:” Woe to the vanquished. “” However, these hopes are not justified; the uprising in Germany did not receive outside support and was crushed. The 150,000-strong Russian corps, sent by Nicholas I through Eastern Europe (Bastarnia) to suppress the uprising in Austria-Hungary, put an end to the attempted world revolution. The first line speaks of the transformations of power in England over 290 years: the beginning of the Stuart dynasty, the dictatorship of Cromwell, the restoration of the Stuarts, the glorious revolution of William III, the union with Scotland, the beginning of the Hanover dynasty, the union with Ireland. Under the sign of Aries (according to Ptolemy) are Germany, France and Bastarnia.
Birth of Hitler
Lost found, hidden for a long time,
Will [this] pastor be revered as a demigod,
Thus the moon, having completed its cycle,
Will be polluted by other desires. Perdu, trouue, cache de si long siecle
Sera pasteur demi dieu honore,
Ains que la lune acheue son grand cycle
Par autres veux sera deshonore.
In the works of A. Penzensky it is shown that Nostradamus adheres (with minor changes) to the concept of planetary epochs, which was formulated by the Jewish philosopher Abraham ibn Ezra (XII century), and which was used in the popular astrological treatise by R. Rouss (Lyon, 1550). In this theory, the lunar epoch begins in 1535 and ends in 1888-1889. It is known that in 1889, at the end of the epoch of the Moon, A. Hitler was born. The second line can be understood in the context of the mythology of the Third Reich. Hitler dreamed of bringing out of the “true Aryans” a new breed of people, a “superman” (demigod). Honors to the Fuhrer himself, as the savior of the German nation, were similar to the veneration of a deity, and the book “Mein Kampf” replaced the Bible for the Germans. The Fuhrer was called an ascetic and puritan, a brilliant architect and commander, the new Great Friedrich. The image of the Prussian King Frederick II (1712-1786), who was Hitler’s personal hero, became a symbol of the German renaissance, “the ideal of Nordic beauty” (A. Rosenberg). The performer of the roles of Frederick in the cinema, the actor Otto Gebür, was deprived of the right to play other roles, as this, according to Goebbels, could “denigrate the already created image of the Great King.” The mention in the quatrain about the “long age” should be connected with the expectations of the coming of the Antichrist a hundred years earlier. So back in 1418, Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly published the treatise “De persecutionibus Ecclesiae”, where he justified the date of the appearance of the Antichrist in 1789 from astrological considerations. This idea was then taken up by other astrologers, including Russ. The performer of the roles of Frederick in the cinema, the actor Otto Gebür, was deprived of the right to play other roles, as this, according to Goebbels, could “denigrate the already created image of the Great King.” The mention in the quatrain about the “long age” should be connected with the expectations of the coming of the Antichrist a hundred years earlier. So back in 1418, Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly published the treatise “De persecutionibus Ecclesiae”, where he justified the date of the appearance of the Antichrist in 1789 from astrological considerations. This idea was then taken up by other astrologers, including Russ. The performer of the roles of Frederick in the cinema, the actor Otto Gebür, was deprived of the right to play other roles, as this, according to Goebbels, could “denigrate the already created image of the Great King.” The mention in the quatrain about the “long age” should be connected with the expectations of the coming of the Antichrist a hundred years earlier. So back in 1418, Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly published the treatise “De persecutionibus Ecclesiae”, where he justified the date of the appearance of the Antichrist in 1789 from astrological considerations. This idea was then taken up by other astrologers, including Russ. So back in 1418, Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly published the treatise “De persecutionibus Ecclesiae”, where he justified the date of the appearance of the Antichrist in 1789 from astrological considerations. This idea was then taken up by other astrologers, including Russ. So back in 1418, Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly published the treatise “De persecutionibus Ecclesiae”, where he justified the date of the appearance of the Antichrist in 1789 from astrological considerations. This idea was then taken up by other astrologers, including Russ.
Formation and fall of the USSR
“And in the month of October, it will happen that some great displacement will happen – such that they would think that the colossus of the Earth has lost its natural direction, and plunged into eternal darkness. Before that, in springtime, and after that, there will be exceptional changes and changes of power, great earthquakes, with the growth of a new Babylonia, a despicable daughter, augmented by the abomination of the first holocaust, and [she] will last only 73 years and 7 months. (Letter to Heinrich)
In 1974, the poet V.K. Zavalishin published in the United States a translation of the prophecies of Nostradamus with comments, where he interpreted this phrase as a prediction about the fall of Soviet power in 1991. Then the astrologer P. Globa ended up in the Lefortovo prison for quoting these thoughts. Note that the prediction came true with amazing accuracy. Legally, the power of the Bolsheviks was established on January 19, 1918, with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, the highest representative and legislative body. Therefore, 73 years and 7 months expire on August 19, 1991 – this day is known in history as the August Putsch. The failure of the putsch led to the banning of the Communist Party of the USSR. The February Revolution (which began on March 8 according to the Gregorian calendar) can also be traced in the Nostradamus quote: “Before that, in the spring, and after that there will be exceptional changes and changes of power.” Besides,
The Second World War
The almanac for 1566 provides a chronology according to which 6000 years from the Creation of the World expire in 1945, which coincides with the end of World War II.
In addition, the events of this period may include the quatrain:
Greater Germany will include
Brabant, Flanders, Ghent, Bruges and Boulogne
As a result of a false truce.
The Grand Duke of Armenia storms Vienna and Cologne. Translatera en la grand Germanie,
Brabant & Flandres, Gand, Bruges & Bologne:
La tresue fainte le grand duc d’Armenie
Assaillira Vienne & la Coloigne.
It predicts the occupation of the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Brabant), Belgium (Flanders, Ghent, Bruges) and the north of France (Boulogne) by the German army as a result of the capitulation of the French. Then the occupation of Austria (Vienna) and Germany (Cologne) by troops from the East. Unfortunately, the date is not specified, but the described events had a literal fulfillment in 1940-1945. During the war between Germany and France and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg), the quatrain was noticed and actively used by the Goebbels propaganda ministry; however, the last line was deliberately distorted. Later, interpreters noticed that Stalin, who was born in Georgia (Transcaucasia), can be called the “Duke of Armenia”, and Berlin (the old name of the city of Cologne on the Spree) can also be Cologne.
After burning shirts
Donkey drivers will change different clothes.
The people of Saturn are burned by the millers,
Except for those who will not be dressed. Apres les limes bruslez les asiniers,
Constrainctz seront changer habits diuers:
Les Saturnins bruslez parles meusniers,
Hors la plupart qui ne sera couuers.
It is believed that the ancestors of the Jews were nomadic pastoral tribes. In addition, the first Jewish armed formation, created in 1915 in England with the aim of liberating Israel from the Turks, was called “Zion Mule Corps” – “a detachment of mule drivers.” Saturn in astrology is associated with Saturday, which is considered a holy day by the Jews. The text of K. Marx allows to identify the “people of millers”: “Mills on goats, the so-called German mills, were the only known ones until the middle of the 16th century.” Since 1942, most of the Jews of Europe have been dressed in the clothes of concentration camp prisoners, of which about 6 million people. died in the Holocaust.
4 Search for a secret code
Since the interpretation of quatrains is difficult, and in most cases the dates to which they refer are not indicated, it is widely believed among interpreters that the prophecies are encrypted, and the key to them is hidden – in the prefaces, testament, or in little-known books of the prophet.
“Lucky Numbers” from Testament
In 1962, Daniel Ruzo suggested that the key is contained in the will of Nostradamus, which he left shortly before his death. The will consists of two parts, and the second part is dated 13 days later than the first. Ruzo’s hypothesis relies on the oddities of the will, in particular the recurring numbers that appear when counting objects and amounts of money. So on 13 pages of the Will it is indicated that all property should be divided into 13 unequal parts between 13 heirs. Among the items, there are: 22 cloth, 22 pewter and 22 other items. 22 people receive money under the will, including 9 heirs and 13 beggars. The total number of ducats (101 single and 126 double) is 353, that is, the number of quatrains in the first edition of the Prophecies. These oddities suggest that the will contains a secret meaning.
Straight letters from Galen’s treatise
In 1557, the publishing house of Antoine du Rhone, in addition to the second part of the Prophecies, published a Paraphrase of Galen, his admonitions to Menodotus in the study of fine arts and medicine, translated by Nostradamus. François Buguet first suggested that Nostradamus translated Galen in order to show the reader the key to the cipher in comparison with the original. A fragment of the epigraph to this text in Latin reads: “Volventur saxa litteris & ordine rectis, Cùm videas Occidens & Orientis opes” (“The sacred order will show you the treasures of East and West in direct letters”).
Patrice Guinard, Ph.D., assumes the literal meaning of the phrase: paragraphs typed in italics contain, in places, as typos, straight letters.
These misprints occur for 11 letters of the alphabet (abfghlntvyz) on 11 pages (2,36,38,45,46,47,48,49,54,61,62), and page 47 (4+7=11) contains 11 typos, page 48 has 22 typos (22=2×11), and other pages 13 typos. Full list of straight letters with page numbers: 2(T), 36(FT), 38(V), 45(T yyy), 46(l), 47(hfgl N lggffl), 48(h AT hgfzh A vgvbgyfyvy T hv ), 49(f), 54(L), 61(T), 62(z). From this, in particular, it follows that the keys to understanding texts can be lost in translations and reprints.
Lenin, Hitler and Stalin
In the prophecies, three chronologies are given with the terms of the life of biblical ancestors from the Creation of the world to Jesus Christ. Two chronologies are placed in the Letter to Heinrich and have lengths of 4758 (4757) and 4173.666 years respectively. The third chronology, which is 4056 years long, is contained in the almanac for 1566. The discrepancy between the lengths of the chronologies suggests that they are used to predict future events. A. Penzensky finds the origins of this idea in the concept of Joachim Florsky about the repetition of history, D. and N. Zima refer to the allegorical instructions of Nostradamus in the course of the text, other interpreters refer to the Jewish traditions of Torah interpretation. In the “Dialogue with Nostradamus …” a hypothesis was put forward that the chronology must be applied to a certain reference point (for example, 1557.487 is the date of writing the Letter to Henry,
Then there are mysterious coincidences:
1557.487 + (2033.02 − 1557.487) × 4173.666 ÷ 6000 = 1888.273 (April 20, 1889) Hitler was born
1242.000 + (2033.02 − 1242.000) × 4758.000 ÷ 6000 = 1869.279 (April 22, 1870) Lenin was born
1557.487 + (2033.02 − 1557.487) × 4056.000 ÷ 6000 = 1878.947 (December 21, 1879) Stalin was born
The accuracy is equal to one day, taking into account the correction +10 days of the difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars in the 16th century. The mysterious date 2033.02 has several meanings (justifications):
most of the almanacs have been dated in such a way that 6000 years from the Creation of the World ends in 2033;
this is exactly the middle between the Yom Kippur (Judgment Day) holiday of 6001 AD according to the Jewish calendar (2239.712 AD) and the end of 6000 years in the II chronology of Nostradamus (1826.334 AD):
(2239.712 + 1826.334) ÷ 2 = 2033.023 (Thursday, January 19, 2034 Gregorian);
this is the “first display” of Christ during the compression of 6000 years of the 1st chronology until the holiday of Yom Kippur 6001 of the Jewish calendar:
1242.000 + (2239.712 − 1242.000) × 4757.000 ÷ 6000 = 2033.02
Yom Kippur in the Jewish tradition comes on the 10th day of the new year of Rosh Hashanah, the time interval between the holidays is called “ten days of repentance”; 6000 years from the Creation of the World according to the Jewish calendar expires on Thursday, September 17, 2240.
In 1998-2001 spouses D. and N. Zima from the pages of the newspapers Trud, Komsomolskaya Pravd