First some information, probably a lot of you know who he was and what he did, and of course why he became so "famous", however maybe you read something you didn't know or would like to discuss and share your opinion about it, with us all.
Nostradamus was a French physician. He was born in 1503 in Saint-Rémy de Provence, France. He died in 1566 in Salon-de-Provence, France. He was a catholic. His parents and grandparents were Jewish from origin, but had themselves baptized catholic.
The word Prophecies is a name for a series of more than 940 predictions which are written as quatrains, four-line verses. The Prophecies are published in parts. The publishing of the first four chapters went together with a letter from Nostradamus to Cesar, his oldest son. The publishing of the last three chapters went together with a letter from Nostradamus to Henry II, king of France.
In the Prophecies, wars are predicted, political quarrels and various kinds of disasters such as floods, famine and epidemics. The language of the Prophecies is most of the time unclear and Nostradamus gives only a couple of times a hint to a fulfilment date.
The investigation on which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is based, showed by means of the quatrains and the letters to Cesar and Henry II, that Nostradamus had the strong conviction that God gave to him the gift of prophecy. During 29 years, from October 16, 1524 to October 11, 1553, he got "imaginations" (visions). These "imaginations" contained hints to wars, disasters and the like. After each "imagination", he calculated a horoscope in order to determine where and when would occur what he "saw". After the birth of Cesar, his eldest son, he elaborated his notes in the form of quatrains, four-line verses. A couple of times he also applied biblical verses. He published the quatrains in parts in the period 1555-1558.
According to Nostradamus, the events which he predicts in the Prophecies, will take place in the whole of Europe, Africa and a part of Asia. The investigation on which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is based, showed that his predictions refer to West-, Central- and Southeast-Europe, Asia Minor and the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. He did not predict events for North-, Central- and South America, Africa, East-Europe, Asia or Australia.
Nostradamus wrote to his son Cesar that the Prophecies cover a time span from March 1, 1555, to 3797. The investigation on which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is based, showed that the beginning date indeed is March 1, 1555. The closing date is November 9, 3797.
From 1550, Nostradamus became increasingly famous by his almanacs and books about health and beauty. When Henry II, the French king, died in July 1559, Nostradamus suddenly became famous because rumours spread that he predicted this in one of his Prophecies.
The reputation of the Prophecies up till today is caused by the controversy they always evoke. Despite the vague contents, people think that some of his predictions really became fulfilled. Next, it is fascinating that they cover such a long time span and it is a challenge to find out how Nostradamus conceived them.
large number of investigators will answer this question with "yes". However, a comparison between their comments shows in many cases that they differ from each other regarding the interpretation of the quatrains. In only a minor number of cases, they have a uniform opinion about the nature and the date of the event that Nostradamus would have meant.
The investigation on which Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible is based, shows that the astrological foundation of the Prophecies is obsolete, so they simply cannot be fulfilled. Also other arguments of Nostradamus regarding the fundaments of his predictions, are insufficient. A number of predictions, from which in the investigation the moment of expiration was established, turned out not to be fulfilled at all.
Of course there is a lot more information about Nostradamus and mainly the Prophecies, but my intention isn't to inform about it, i rather would like to hear your opinions. Do you think it is all true, possible and should we believe anything he wrote?
I didn't post everthing, any other information like the forty quatrains etc. can be found on the same site i copied the text above from.
Nostradamus Research - URL