Nostradamus was a 16th-century seer. He and his prophecies—revered by some, ridiculed by others—are still well known today, hundreds of years after he lived, and continue to be the subject of debate.

Nostradamus was born in France in 1503. He first worked as a doctor and began his medical practice in the 1530s, although he did so without a medical degree. He began making prophecy about 1547, and he published his prophecy in a book entitled Centuries (1555). He wrote his prophecy in quatrains: four lines of rhyming verse. The quatrains were grouped in hundreds; each set of 100 quatrains was called a century. Nostradamus accumulated notoriety during his life time when some of his predictions appeared to have come true. He was extremely generally desired and was even invited to the court of Catherine de’ Medici, then the queen consort of King Henry II of France, to create horoscopes for her kids.

Nostradamus’s predictions tended to be about general types of events, like disasters and conflict-related events that have a tendency to occur on a regular basis as time goes on. Some individuals believe that his prophecy have predicted actual events, like the death of Henry II, the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the 9/11 attacks. Others maintain that because his prophecy have a tendency to be about general types of events that occur frequently through history—and are written in a cryptic and vague manner—it’s possible to find one that seems to match almost any event which has occurred.

386 Words was a 16th-century seer. He and his prophecies—revered by some, ridiculed by others—are still well known today, hundreds of years after he lived, and continue to be the subject of debate.

Nostradamus was born in France in 1503. He first worked as a doctor and began his medical practice in the 1530s, although he did so without a medical degree. He began making prophecy about 1547, and he published his prophecy in a book entitled Centuries (1555). He wrote his prophecy in quatrains: four lines of rhyming verse. The quatrains were grouped in hundreds; each set of 100 quatrains was called a century. Nostradamus accumulated notoriety during his life time when some of his predictions appeared to have come true. He was extremely generally desired and was even invited to the court of Catherine de’ Medici, then the queen consort of King Henry II of France, to create horoscopes for her kids.

Nostradamus’s predictions tended to be about general types of events, like disasters and conflict-related events that have a tendency to occur on a regular basis as time goes on. Some individuals believe that his prophecy have predicted actual events, like the death of Henry II, the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the 9/11 attacks. Others maintain that because his prophecy have a tendency to be about general types of events that occur frequently through history—and are written in a cryptic and vague manner—it’s possible to find one that seems to match almost any event which has occurred.

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