What are Nostradamus?

  • (noun): French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566).
    Synonyms: Michel de Notredame


Michel de Nostredame (14 or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.

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Nostradamus - Popular Culture
... The prophecies retold and expanded by Nostradamus have figured largely in popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries ... As well as being the subject of hundreds of books (both fiction and nonfiction), Nostradamus's life has been depicted in several films and videos, and his life and writings ... hoaxes, where quatrains in the style of Nostradamus have been circulated by e-mail as the real thing ...
Letter To King Henri II - Sources
... Nostradamus and His Prophecies (Wings, 1961-82) Lemesurier, P ... The Nostradamus Encyclopedia (Godsfield/St Martin’s, 1997) Lemesurier, P ... Nostradamus – The Illustrated Prophecies (O Books, 2003) Wilson, I ...
Le Tombeau De Nostradamus
... Le Tombeau de Nostradamus (English The Tomb of Nostradamus) is a one act farce by Alain-René Lesage ... Le Tombeau de Nostradamus is actually the final play in a series that includes La Foire de Guibray and Arlequin Mahomet ...
List Of Astragon Games - C
... Cassandra's Journey The Legacy of Nostradamus (2009, known in Germany as Cassandras Adventure) Windows Cassandra's Journey 2 The Fifth Sun of Nostradamus (2010, known in Germany ...
The Mask Of Nostradamus: The Prophecies Of The World's Most Famous Seer
... The Mask of Nostradamus The Prophecies of the World's Most Famous Seer is a 1993 paperback book by magician and skeptic James Randi, originally published as a hardcover in 1990 ... Randi's biography looks past the mask of Nostradamus with a critical look of some of the alleged prophecies ... He explains how people have rewritten his prophecies to suit history, and the tactics Nostradamus used to make his prophecies seem authentic ...