The Ancients

PROPHET OR CON- MAN



Notradamus was born in Saint-Remy-de-Provence in December 1503, one of nine children whose parents were successful grain merchants, the name Notradamus was the result of his grandfather (Guy Gassonet) converting to Catholicism sometime about 1455 using the name Pierre Nostredame.At the age of fifteen he started his studies at the Universey of Avignon but after one year was forced to leave when it closed because of a plague epidemic.He then spent some years as a apothecary and in 1529 enrolled at Montpellier University to study for a doctorate in medicine, alas he was expelled when it became known that he had been a apothecary which was banned by the university rules as a 'manual trade'. Continuing his work he became famous for the invention of a 'rose pill' that protected alledgely against the plague. In 1531 he travelled to Agen to join Jules-Cesar Scaliger a Renaissance scholar, there he met and married a woman (Henriette d'Encausse) and had two children unfortunately in 1534 they all died probably from plague, he continued travelling through France and Italy returning to Marseille to help Louis Serre a physician fight a serious outbreak of plague afterwards on his own to further plague strikes at Aix-de-          The birthplace         Provence the region capital and Salon-de-Provence,where he settled in 1547, marrying a rich widow called Anne Ponsard fathering six children. Following another visit to Italy he started his lean toward the occult and wrote an almanac for 1550 this proved to be highly successful and more followed and annual calenders, the rich started buying Horoscopes and advice off him. He started his writing of the book of one thousand undated quatrains, the predictions of what would happen in future centuries for which he is famed. These were wrote in three or four different languages as he wished to avoid the religious fanatics of the time. They were published in a book called 'Les Propheties' and had a mixed reception luckily the queen consort of Henry II of France Catherine de Medicis was a fan and summoned him to Paris to explain them and do some royal horoscopes, he was then appointed Counselor and Physician-in-Ordinary to the King. It was thought he was afraid of being persecuted for heresey by the Inquisition but prophecy or astrology were ok provided no magic was used.In 1566 the Gout he had suffered for years, turned into oedema (an abnormal accumulation of fluid under the skin) on the evening on July 1st he is alledged to have told his secretary "you will not find me alive at sunrise", the next morning he was reportedly found dead on the floor between his bed and a bench.
        Arguments rage back and forth about the quatrains regarding the actual interpretation of them in relationship to events that have happened or are going to happen. As there are so many of them and the translation of the mainly French into English can allow umpteen meanings for the same word, supporters can have a field day relating one verse to an event, whilst the skeptics have just as much fun ridiculing them. Me? all for them.
A couple of examples :
In the year 1999, in the seventh month,}
from the sky will come the great King of Terror,}           Alledgely relate
bringing back to life the great King of the Mongols.}        to Twin Towers
Before and after,Mars to reign by good fortune.}            attack

He will come to travel to the corner of Luna,}             Moon landing
where he will be captured and put in a strange land,}        on film
The unripe fruits to be subject of great scandal, great blame,}  Nasa disasters
to one, great praise.

FOR ANYBODY INTERESTED (DON'T ALL RUSH AT ONCE) THE FULL LIST OF NEARLY 1000 QUATRAINS ARE HERE IN GROUPS OF 200 ish PER PAGE.(nb may be a while before they are all uploaded)
Century I&II
Century III&IV
Century V&VI
Century VII&VIII
Century IX&X
Century XI&XII

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