Artists rendering showing Nostradamus and a fire in the background.

Here Are 5 Predictions That Nostradamus Supposedly Got Right

Did Nostradamus really have "supernatural powers" that allowed him to see the future? Or are his predictions nothing more than misinterpretations and mistranslations?


Did Nostradamus really have the supernatural power to foresee future events before they happened?

Born Michel de Nostradame, December 14 or 21, Nostradamus as he is more commonly known as Nostradamus, was a doctor, theurgist, and French astrologer of Jewish origin, considered one of the most renowned prophets to ever live on Earth. His prophetic work Les Prophéties was published for the first time in 1555, and it is claimed that within his wirings are intricate predictions of the future.


Nostradamus is best known for Les Prophéties, which contained 353 quatrains. In his alleged writings, many people believe the Frenchman encoded future events in Earth’s history.

The Portrait of Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus), a French Renaissance Medicine & Astrologer, painted by his son César de Nostredame (1553-1630?). Wikimedia Commons.

Skeptics argue Nostradamus never actually predicted anything, and that the supposed predictions of future events are nothing more than mistranslations or wrong interpretations of his work. Nonetheless, people continue to believe in Nostradamus, and that somehow, he had the ability to see future events before they happened. Evidence of his “supernatural powers” are the following five “historic events” which Nostradamus is said to have correctly predicted before they occurred.

5 Predictions That Nostradamus Supposedly Got Right

Adolf 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.” “Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers, the greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.  Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn, When the child of Germany observes nothing.”

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Western Europe (Austria) to very poor parents. He was known for his exceptional oratory skills, and managed to move a nation to action in the years following World War I. Hister, in Nostradamus’ writings is believed to be a spelling error.

Eventually, and under Hitler’s command, the Nazi army invaded France, “Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers”, and it is believed that the “Greater Battlefield” refers to the Allied powers that defeated Hitler.

Did Nostradamus really get this one right? Or was this just another case of mistranslation?

The Moon Landing

“He will come to travel to the corner of Luna, where he will be captured and put in a strange land, The unripe fruits to be subject of great scandal, great blame, to one, great praise.”


Supposedly, Nostradamus made reference to the Astronauts traveling to the moon; Luna. He, as Nostradamus writes, the astronaut was captured on film, as the moon landing was recorded for the whole world to see.

Curiously, Nostradamus used the phrase “the Eagle” as an allusion to the U.S.A. The US landing craft happened to be named “the Eagle”.

The London Fire

“The blood of the just will commit a fault at London, burnt through lighting of twenty threes the six: The ancient lady will fall from her high place, several of the same sect will be killed.”

It is believed that the above writing is related to the great London Fire which occurred in 1666. The fire began in a baker’s show, and spread throughout the city, eventually burning for three days, obliterating London. According to reports, six deaths were recorded.

The Assassinations of JFK and RFK

“The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt, an evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition, another falls at night time.”

It is believed that Nostradamus makes reference to John Kennedy when he writes ‘the Great Man’. JFK did receive several death threats before eventually being tragically gunned down on November 22, 1963. Bobby Kennedy was killed just after Midnight on June 5, 1968. Another accurate prediction? Or more misinterpretations?

Napoleon Bonaparte

It is also believed that Nostradamus correctly predicted Napoleon and his fame.

The French ‘seer’ wrote:

“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.”


This, say, experts, is really a stretch for his predictions. But those who believe in Nostradamus and his work argue that it actually makes sense.

Pau, Nay, and Oloron happen to be three towns in France. It is thought that the capitalization of the towns by Nostradamus suggests that something is hidden within the words. Now if you go ahead and rearrange the words and letters, you actually get NAPAULON ROY, or Napoleon the King in French.

Furthermore, Napoleon did not have a noble lineage and he actually imprisoned Popes Pius VI and VII. Coincidence? Historical facts and evidence of supernatural powers? Or just a game of words that people interpret as they wish? Let us know what you think about the fife predictions that Nostradamus supposedly got right on social media.

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Written by Justin Gurkinic

Hey, my name is Justin, and my friends call me Gurk. Why? Becuase of my last name. It sounds like a vegetable. Kind of. I love sleeping and writing. History is my thing.

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