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The Bizarre Predictions By Nostradamus That Astonishingly Came True

Nostradamus Predictions That Came True
Want to know whether all that the great apothecary and seer Nostradamus had predicted, has really come true or not? Here is a list of all his predictions that came true till date.
Ratnashri Dutta
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2018
He is not just any tarot card reader or some astrologer who might predict right or wrong. He was one of the greatest French apothecaries and also a reputed seer, who, hundreds of years ago, in the 16th century, made predictions of what will happen hundreds of years later, i.e. in the 20th and 21st century, and later too.
He had predicted the Great French Revolution, the assassination of Kennedy, the 9/11 attacks, and he had also made several predictions which are yet to occur in the future, such as the third world war. He is none other than Michel de Nostredame. Given below is a list of Nostradamus predictions that came true. But before that, let us first see who Nostradamus was.
Michel de Nostredame (1503 - 1566)
Nostradamus writing predictions
Michel de Nostredame, or Nostradamus, was a famous French apothecary and also a well-known seer, whose prophecies and psychic predictions have become known worldwide because of his book Les Propheties or 'The Prophecies'. He earned the reputation of being the most famous psychic and seer, when he had knelt in front of a Franciscan monk and had addressed him as "Your Holiness". Several years later, after the death of the great seer, this same monk became Pope Sixtus V.

Nostradamus, in 1555, began his career as a prophet for the first time. It was during this period that he wrote down his first collection of centuries, i.e. a set of 100 quatrains. Over the next few years, he wrote down a total of at least 10 centuries. Now you might ask what is a quatrain? It's a poem with 4 lines. Nostradamus' quatrains were rhythmic and they were mainly written in French, with traces of Italian, Latin, and Greek here and there. He used various symbols and metaphors in his quatrains, in order to avoid being tried as a magician. Now let's take a look at some of his predictions that have come true.
Note: It should be remembered that the 'coming true' part of Nostradamus' predictions is an interpretation, and not an irrefutable fact. Nostradamus' critics correctly argue that his original verses were vague, so that they could apply to a large number of completely disparate events occurring in different eras. While it is mystifying that the writings of a 16th century fortuneteller could coincide with modern events, it should not be forgotten that that is most probably - coincidence.
Predictions By Nostradamus That Came True
The prediction that actually made Nostradamus famous was his reference to a Franciscan monk as 'His Holiness', and who later became Pope Sixtus V. Here are some of the other predictions that followed this one.
9/11 Attacks
"Volcanic fire from the center of the earth
will cause trembling around the new city:
Two great rocks will make war for a long time.
Then Arethusa will redden a new river.
In the year 1999, in the seventh month,
from the sky will come the great King of Terror,
bringing back to life the great King of the Mongols.
Before and after, Mars to reign by good fortune."

In this prediction, the 'Two Great Rocks' refer to the United States and their fight against terrorism. The 'New City' is a reference to New York, while 'Volcanic fire from the center of the earth' is the Twin Towers burning and falling to the ground. Also, it is widely believed that 'Arethusa' is an anagram that is used to refer to Bin Laden.
Napoleon's Rise
Napoleon Bonaparte's Army
"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."

Here, Nostradamus has directly predicted the rise of Napoleon, and says that he will have 'more of fire than blood'. If the alphabets 'PAU NAY LORON' are unscrambled, they read as Napoleon Roy or Napoleon Bonaparte. He rightly predicted that Napoleon would go on to be one of the greatest emperors that France ever had.
Henry II's Death
Henry the 2nd
"The young lion will overcome the older one,
On the field of combat in a single battle;
He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage,
Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death." (Century 1, Quatrain 35)

The year was 1559. Nostradamus' predictions were ignored by Henry II, and the latter took part in a jousting tournament against Comte de Montgomery (six years younger than Henry II). Both of them had shields which was embossed with the lion. During the final fight, Montgomery's lance, which he failed to lower at the right time, shattered. A piece of it went through the King's gilded visor (Golden cage), which resulted in two wounds, as per Nostradamus' predictions; one spliced his eye, while the other pierced his temple, just behind his eye. His brain was penetrated by both the splinters. For 10 days, the King underwent intolerable pain, and then died a cruel death. So, one of the great seer's predictions comes true.
London Fire
Great fire of london
"The blood of the just will be demanded of London,
Burnt by the fire in the year 66" (Century 2; Quatrain 51)

In this prophecy, he predicted the exact year of the Great Fire at London. 2nd September, 1666. One single spark burnt down entire Medieval London, the city of Shakespeare. London burned for 5 days and after the fire was controlled, 1½ miles by ½ mile was completely turned into ashes. 87 churches were destroyed and 13,200 houses were burned down. Though he had predicted that "blood of the just will be demanded", only 6 people had died though. Some, however, see this prediction of 'blood of the just' (translated from French) as the justice which was done to the Black Death or the plague that had killed many in Europe. The fire had done a great service by killing the rats that were the carriers of this plague. Thus, 'blood of the just'.
French Revolution
French revolution executions
"From the enslaved people, songs, chants, and demands,
The princes and lords are held captive in prisons:
In the future by such headless idiots
These will be taken as divine utterances."

"Before the war comes,
The great wall will fall,
The King will be executed, his death coming too soon will be lamented.
(The guards) will swim in blood,
Near the River Seine the soil will be bloodied."

These were some of the several quatrains have been found to predict the French Revolution which had taken place in the 18th century. July 14th, 1789. The symbol to the detested monarchy, the prison of Bastille, was stormed by the French people. The Storming of Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The revolution started the rise and fall of the guillotine, which was located on the banks of River Seine. Thus, Nostradamus' prediction that 'the guards will swim in blood ... will be bloodied', came true. The French Revolution only made his name as a seer, even more popular. He had predicted the French Revolution 200 years before it actually occurred.
Hitler and the Second World War
Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Stamp
"From the enslaved people, songs, chants, and demands,
The princes and lords are held captive in prisons:
In the future by such headless idiots
These will be taken as divine utterances."

"The two greatest ones of Asia and of Africa,
From the Rhine and Lower Danube they will be said to have come,
Cries, tears at Malta and the Ligurian side."

"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." (Century 3, Quatrain 35)

Some say that Nostradamus had misspelled Hitler's name here. If we look into the Dictator's past, he was born to poor parents, and his powerful speeches moved many, and also his alliance with Japan proved that his fame will increase towards the east to be true.

"Beasts ferocious from hunger will swim across rivers:
The greater one will cause it to be dragged in an iron cage
When the Germany child will observe nothing."

The 'beast' is interpreted as Adolf Hitler and the German army, crossing over to capture France. The 'iron cage' might probably refer to Hitler's tanks, which the great seer did not know what it was called hundreds of years back. Thus, these are some of his predictions that came true, and the prediction of the Second World War and the rise of Hitler, is one of his greatest predictions of all time.
Death of the Kennedy Brothers
And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. 1917-1963. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"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 nighttime.
Conflict at Reins, London, and a pestilence in Tuscany." (Century 1, Quatrain 27)

In the year 1963, U.S. President, John. F. Kennedy was shot down by the thunderbolt (gunshot) at 12 noon. His brother Robert Kennedy was shot at 1 am in the morning after 5 years (another falls at nighttime). In the same year of 1963, students rioted in the cities of London and Paris, and there was a huge flood in Florence in 1968, which led to fear of plague or pestilence in the city.
Death of Princess Diana
Princess Diana 1961-1997
"The penultimate of the surname of Prophet
Will take Diana [Thursday] for his day and rest:
He will wander because of a frantic head,
And delivering a great people from subjection." (Century 2, Quatrain 28)

Princess Diana's boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed was the son of a person named 'Mohammad' (The Prophet). That was not his surname, but still. Some translations also say "will take Diana for her day of rest". This probably indicates her death and the rest that she got forever from the paparazzi. "His day of rest" indicates the Sunday, the day when Princess Diana and Dodi died. It may also indicate that the day when she died was seen as a public holiday. Several parts of UK were closed down that time, as a mark of respect for the much beloved Princess. The people of UK are known to be emotionally reserved. But the death of their beloved Princess rocked not only UK but the entire world. Everyone mourned the death of Princess Diana. Thus "Delivering a great people from ruin". People from various cultures, from various backgrounds and countries, came together to mourn her death.
Other Predictions that Came True
Here's a list that tells you how many other Nostradamus predictions have come true.
  • The Challenger Space Shuttle, destroyed on take off in 1986
  • Death of Mother Teresa
  • Louis Pasteur for pasteurization and discovery of microscopic germs
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • The Iraq War
  • The Nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Barack Obama as the President of United States
There are several more such predictions that did come true, many events that will shock you, and many events that will happen in the future. But, that is no reason why you should leave everything and sit and worry. What will come, will come, and when it comes, we will all face it together.