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Nostredame, know in Latin as Nostradamus. Was born on December 14th,
1503 in St. Remy, France and was given an education by his Grandfather Jean.
He was taught math and astrology. He learned three languages, Latin, Greek,
and Hebrew. He was the oldest son in his family and had four brothers. He
was a Physician in a time when people were plagued by many diseases in
France. Not very much was known about him except that he got his education
from his grandfather.
For the most part of his life he was known to have tried to help all
the people who were sick. He did go to school to get his bachelors degree
for medicine in 1532. He was also known for being an astrologer that he did
not have a degree for. He is most famous for his book “Centuries” that he
wrote in cryptic four line quatrains. He does not have many accomplishments
but he became well known when he predicted the King of France would die an
accidental death. Four years later King Henry died in a tournament he was
playing, later angry mobs of people tried to kill him but he escaped.
One of Nostradamus’ greatest predictions,” In the year 1999 and seven
months, from the sky will come the great terror king, he will return the
life of a great Mongol king before and after warfare happily rules”. Many
people fear the end of the world would come. According to his predictions
this was to happen around the year 2000.Most people did not believe in his
predictions. Unfortunately, until some of them started to come true.
Nostradamus was a close friend of Julius-Cesar Scaliger. He stayed in
his home in Agen.That is where he met his wife a young girl of high estate.
The couple had a son and daughter. Unfortunatly the plague hit Agen and
killed his wife and two children. Shortly after this tragedy he had a bad
argument with Cesar and the friendship was lost forever.
Nostradamus was a famous prophet and also an astrologer. He produced a
yearly Almanac called the “Prognostications” which he started sometime after
1550. Some of his Predictions that make him a writer out of time, he was
predicting the future when he predicted J.F.K was going to be assasignated,
he also predicted the events of September 11th, physically he was living in
his time period of the 1500’s but mentally he was living in the future. he
would go to his grave not being understood, people thinking he was bad or
evil, yet they didnt know how great of a man they had.