Nostradamus, the supposed prophet studied medicine at the University of Avignon but was forced to leave due to an outbreak of the plague. His family was of Jewish heritage but converted to Catholicism before he was born. He was born on either December 14 or December 21, 1503. Nostradamus believed history repeats itself and his predictions are based on events from the past.
The French mystic died on July 1 or July 2, 1566.
Nostradamus’s correct predictions?
One of Nostradamus’ most shocking predictions is that of the death of King Henry II of France.
The French monarch died on July 10, 1559, just four years after Nostradamus prophecies his death in his 1555 magnum opus Les Propheties.
Nostradamus is also believed to have correctly predicted the Great Fire of London in 1666 when he wrote of London “burning up in the fire of ’66”.
The French mystic is also said to have foretold the 1789 French revolution when he wrote: “Songs, chants, and demands will come from the enslaved.
“Held captive by the nobility in their prisons. At a later date, brainless idiots will take these as divine utterances.”
Some conspiracists also claim Nostradamus predicted the horrors of Adolf Hitler’s reign over Europe.
Nostradamus wrote: “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.”
Nostradamus is also credited with correctly predicting the assassination of US President John F Kennedy in 1963.
Nostradamus wrote: “The ancient task will be completed, From on high, evil will fall on the great man.
“A dead innocent will be accused of the deed, The guilty on will remain in the mist.”
President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, when he was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Another cryptic passage attributed to Nostradamus is said to have forewarned of the devastating US nuclear attack on the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1954.
The quatrain in question reads: “Near the gates and within two cities, there will be scourges like of which was never seen.
“Famine within plague, people put out by steel, crying to the great immortal God for relief.”