Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies by John Hogue
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9 famous predictions by Nostradamus some people say foresaw the future
The alleged oracle began publishing his famous, cryptic quatrains in But these were no ordinary poems. Nostradamus was allegedly a diviner who was able predict future tidings. The 16th century apothecary and astrologer's status as a reputed "seer" allowed him to solicit patronage from wealthy and prominent individuals like Catherine de' Medici, the queen of France. Nostradamus' star didn't fade after his death in But, like horoscopes, the predictions themselves tend to be vaguely worded, and therefore open to the reader's interpretations and biases. In " Nostradamus, Bibliomancer: The Man, the Myth, the Truth ," biographer Peter Lemesurier concludes that Nostradamus "believed that history repeats itself" and used the technique of projecting past events onto the future in order to make realistic-sounding claims.
The book was first published in and has rarely been out of print since his death. Nostradamus's family was originally Jewish , but had converted to Catholicism before he was born. He studied at the University of Avignon , but was forced to leave after just over a year when the university closed due to an outbreak of the plague. He worked as an apothecary for several years before entering the University of Montpellier , hoping to earn a doctorate , but was almost immediately expelled after his work as an apothecary a manual trade forbidden by university statutes was discovered. He first married in , but his wife and two children died in during another plague outbreak.
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