Nostradamus (1503-1566) was a astrologer, astronomer and practicing physician who specialized in predicting the future in the latter part of his life. Those predictions were written by Nostradamus in the form of quatrains, or a groups of four lines. He wrote 942 quatrains, organized into groups of 100, which he called centuries. After resigning from helping victims of the Bubonic Plague, Nostradamus spent his days writing these quatrains and other letters which he sent to world leaders warning them of future events/catastrophes.

The quatrains were first translated by a scholar named Charles Ward and the translations is still the most original version of the text, today. However, there is much skepticism about both the translation and interpretation of the quatrains because Nostradamus wrote them in a Provencal dialect of French with Latin, Greek and Italian thrown in to throw off any officers of the Spanish Inquisition. Apparently the Spanish weren’t too happy with him summoning spirits and ancient texts to look into the future, so he encrypted his words with the multiple languages as well as random order switching within the lines of each quatrain. So today, the validity of Nostradamus’ predictions is still up in the air, but he definitely seems to have known what he was talking about.

For example, Nostradamus’ earliest fulfilled prophecy was that of the death of King Henry II in a jousting match which Nostradamus, himself, warned Henry not to compete in. The quatrain was as follows:

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)

1st: Henry was six years younger than his opponent, and both men fought with a lion on their shield.
2nd: The deadly injury occurred in a single jousting match
3rd: Henry was struck by the lance through his golden helmet
4th: Henry was pierced in his eye and his temple, which led to 10 days of agony before he finally died.

That prediction seems to be right on about Henry’s death, and it’s even more strange that Nostradamus actually warned Henry about this in a letter beforehand.

Nostradamus’ second prediction, the Fire of London, is even more specific than that of King Henry in that he states the exact date, as well:

The blood of the just will be demanded of London,
Burnt by the fire in the year 66
(Century 2; Quatrain 51)

Sure enough on September 2nd, 1666, a gigantic fire started in London that continued to rage for 5 days.

Nostradamus goes on to accurately predict the rise of Napolean and Hitler (who he even refers to as ‘Hister’, only one letter off) World War II, the reign of Charles de Gaulle of France, the assassinations of Robert and John F. Kennedy, and a couple other events. For more in-depth information about those quatrains and their explanations, please visit

Predictions of the Future

Nostradamus predicted three anti-Christs: Napoleon, “Hister” or Hitler, and a third whom Nostradamus calls “King of the Mongols.” Here are some different quatrains referring to said anti-Christ:

The year 1999 seven month,
From the sky will come a great King of terror:
To bring back to life the great King of Angolmois, (the Mongols),
Before after Mars to reign by good luck

One who the infernal gods of Hannibal
Will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind
Never more horror nor worse of days
In the past than will come to the Romans through Babel.

The last great king of the Mongols was none other than Attila the Hun, whose empire included modern day Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and parts of the old Soviet Union. Thus these quatrains could be foreshadowing the third tyrant of the world emerging from one of those regions unless Nostradamus is actually concluding that Attila will literally be brought back to life, which is doubtful.

Noastradamus also speaks of 9/11 quite explicitly and it’s part in bringing about WWIII:

At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn,
Fire approaches the great new city,
Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up
When they want to have verification from the Norman

By fire he will destroy their city,
A cold and cruel heart,
Blood will pour,
Mercy to none.

Earth-shaking fire from the center of the Earth.
will cause the towers around the New City to shake,
Two great rocks for a long time will make war,
And then Arethusa will color a new river red.

New York is very near to the 45th latitude, the only “great city” near to it in the United States, in fact. The towers around New York did shake, and two great rocks (the twin towers) did result in the Iraq War. This we already know, but Nostradamus tells us that the war will continue for a long time and that the 3rd anti-Christ is directly responsible for it. Nostradamus goes on further to describe specific military moves by different countries involved in the war, including USA, Russia, China, England, Spain and France.

Beyond the end of World War III, which Nostradamus says will be marked by a time of great peace between nations, lies Armageddon. 2012. The end of the world. While Nostradamus wrote many quatrains describing the end times, the most shocking evidence of his prediction came from a book that was only discovered in 1994 by chance in the Italian National Library. The so-call “Lost Book of Notradamus” contains pages of bizarre illustrations, some referring to his quatrains, and some revealing new predictions. Five consecutive drawings in particular have been shown to illustrate the end of humanity in the year 2012. The logic behind this assumption is explained in the video below, but here it is in a nut shell: The sun lines up with the center of the universe every 13,000 or so years, and we are due for another alignment in the year 2012. Nostradamus’ drawings utilize ancient symbols to show that this will result in the end of the world in 2012, coincidentally the same year the Mayan calendar ends.

So should we plan to only live 3 more years until all of humanity is wiped out by some cataclysmic planetary event? Yes, Nostradamus seems to have predicted a lot of happenings correctly, but some would argue that he was bound to get something right with almost 1,000 different quatrains that can all be interpreted differently. Still others would argue that with the amount of “coincidences,” it is impossible that Nostradamus was simply guessing. Either way, 2012 is coming whether we like it or not. Let’s just hope that the Mayans and Mr. Nostradamus got their math wrong.