Nostradamus Predictions

To think of 16th century old prophesies regarding the far future apparently coming true in the 21st century is an awe-inspiring feeling! Nostradamus predictions have been the subject of discussion among both believers and skeptics of fortune-telling. Let's cast a glance at what this is all about.
Before proceeding towards the predictions in question, let's first get to know the man himself. To begin with, his real name is not Nostradamus! It is Nostredame - Michel de Nostredame to be exact. Nostradamus is the Latinized pronunciation and spelling of the original French name. Nostradamus was born in the year 1503 and was a French apothecary who also had the reputation of a seer. He had published a wide collection of prophecies regarding many world issues and global events that were to take place years after his death. His most famous work is his book, Les Propheties which was published in the year 1555.

Followers of Nostradamus and believers of his prophecies credit him with the recognition of predicting major future world events and occurrences while skeptics attribute his prophecies, which were put down by him in riddling verses, known as Nostradamus quatrains, to the interpretation and application of the Bible code and other similar codified prophetic works. Of late, prophecies and predictions by Nostradamus have resurfaced and re-gathered widespread global attention due to certain major predictions made by him which supposedly point towards some major global turmoil that are possibly forthcoming by the year 2012. Such Nostradamus 2012 predictions include hints towards the possibility of a third world war and the end of the world. Let's take a look at Nostradamus 2012 predictions to see, what he saw back then, what is possibly in store for us two years hence.

Nostradamus Predictions and 2012

Nostradamus 2012 predictions deal with two major topics - a third world war and Armageddon. As regards to the possibility of a third world war, Nostradamus has expressed in his prophetic work, in the form of verses, that there would break out a great war and a period of hardships and turmoil, marked by the occurrence of famine, droughts and other natural calamities, during the last five years of the 20th century that would continue for about 30 years. After these 30 years are over, there would come a thousand-year period of peace and order which would be no less than another golden age! Nowhere has he made any specific mention of the year 2010 while putting down these predictions. As regards the end of the world, predictions of Nostradamus are there till the year 3797 - which is "possibly" the year the world ends as there is no prophecy beyond this year. That means that the possibility of the world coming to an end in 2012, as per monsieur Nostradamus, is a weak one! It appears to be a hoax or a misconception at most. It seems that the notion of predictions by Nostradamus regarding the world coming to an end in 2012 is a misconception stemming out of misinterpretation of his quatrains.

List of Predictions That Came True

Believe it or not, the following are some of the predictions that came true in a rather significant and obvious way. Check them out yourself and you'll be spooked by the clarity and accuracy of the predictions for their corresponding occurrences!
  • Death of King Henry II
  • The London Fire
  • The French Revolution
  • The emergence of Hitler and World War II
  • Assassination of the Kennedy brothers
  • Accident and death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed
  • 9/11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • US Attack on Iraq
  • Election of Barack Obama as the US President
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Destruction of the Challenger Space Shuttle on take off
  • Discovery of the pasteurization process by Louis Pasteur
  • Death of Mother Teresa
That was a brief overview of predictions by Nostradamus regarding the year 2012 and the latter part of the 20th century along with some notable events of global significance whose occurrence was prophesied by Nostradamus. Judging by the accuracy of most of these prophecies and considering the fact that his predictions extend till the year 3797, we can take a sigh of relief as doomsday is still very far away, at least for our generation! As far as his predictions about World War 3 are concerned, considering the volatile global scenario where tensed international relations are camouflaged under a veneer of diplomacy, we can't be so sure. The most we can do is pray that such a crisis doesn't hit humanity - not again!
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