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, 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.
Prophecies, predictions by Nostradamus resurfaced and gathered global attention due to some major predictions made by him which pointed towards some major global turmoil possibly to occur by 2012. His predictions had hints of the possibility of a third world war and end of the world. Let's see some predictions, what he saw back then of what was in store.
Nostradamus Predictions and 2012
Nostradamus 2012 predictions dealt with two major topics - a third world war and Armageddon. Of the possibility of a third world war, Nostradamus 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.
This would be marked by famine, droughts and other natural calamities, in the last five years of the 20th century that would continue for 30 years. After these 30 years are over, there would come a thousand-year period of peace and order which would be like another golden age! He made no specific mention of the year 2010 while writing these predictions.
As for 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. It means the possibility of the world coming to an end in 2012, as per monsieur Nostradamus, was a weak one and 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
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!