Michel de Nôtre-Dame also called Michel Nostradame, usually Latinized 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.
Many authors who have studied the life of Nostradamus claim that he feared being persecuted as a heretic by the Inquisition, since many others, who had published controversial ideas such as his, in those times, had been put on trial.
It is believed that for this reason, he decided to turn his writing into extremely cryptic quatrains, with omissions of clarifying words that perhaps served to respect the metrics of poetry, with allusions, with self-reference to other parts of the prophecy, with enigmatic phrases, with apocopes, metathesis and short anagrams.
The quatrains are loaded with metaphors as well as Greek and Latin words that were used in a very particular way by Nostradamus.
In it, he described a number of future events that eventually took place.
What did he get right, according to authors who have studied his work?
Among the most recognized prophecies Nostradamus is believed to have got right are the following:
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.
It is believed that Nostradamus made reference to the Astronauts traveling to the moon, Luna.
He, the astronaut was captured on film.
Nostradamus made use of the phrase “the Eagle” as an allusion to the U.S.A.
Is it a coincidence that the spacecraft that landed on the moon’s surface was named “the Eagle.”
The Atomic Bomb
Near the gates and within two cities There will be scourges the like of which was never seen, Famine within plague, people put out by steel, Crying to the great immortal God for relief.
Even though many scholars are convived that this description can be attributed to several wartime atrocities and not just one, in particular, many authors have argued throughout the years that it is a very good description of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But what does Nostradamus say for 2019?
According to Inquistr, we could expect the Third World War to kick off in 2019.
“In the city of God, there will be a great thunder. Two brothers torn apart by Chaos while the fortress endures. The great leader will succumb The third big war will begin when the big city is burning.”
But in addition to that, the French seer seemed to have predicted a series of catastrophic natural events in the United States.
“An earthquake shall concern particularly the western area of the United States. Its power shall be felt in lands throughout the globe,” Nostradamus is believed to have written in his book.
On the other hand, the Express tells us that Nostradamus foresaw a war between two of the most powerful countries on Earth, The United States and Russia.
“Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.”
But in the end, like all predictions, what was written in the past is greatly open to mistranslations and personal interpretations in present times.
Therefore, what some people see as clear evidence of incredible events foretold hundreds of years ago, others may see as fragments of text that have no meaning whatsoever.
I guess that everything is up to what a person believes or does not.