The most well-known prophet named Nostradamus was born on December 14, 1503 in France. According to one reliable source, he actually came from a group of Jewish doctors and scholars. Besides, his entire family had changed from Judaism to Christianity since 1502, as an outcome of persecution on the Louis XII’s ascension. Right after one classical education he learnt about the medicine, herbalism, and Astrology.
In a period of his own lifetime, the Black Death (also known as the bubonic plague) started to wipe out over one quarter of the entire Europe. For this reason, there’s obviously a high sense of apocalyptic terror shown up in the quatrains of Nostradamus. Besides, he was said to have been doing some medical practice ahead of time, at least for the removal of any infected corpse and herbal preparation rich in Vitamin C.
Also, we know that he really succeeded in reducing the impact of that Black Death in Provence, Aix, and the citizens gave him the stipend for that. After that, he just began to write all of his prophetic verses in the Salon City since 1554. Such verses are separated into 10 sections named ‘Centuries’. The term here means the certain number of verses in every section, not to one unit of 100 years. Besides, The Centuries got published in 1555 and 1558, and then have been in print ever since.
It’s assumed that he indeed had some certain visions, which was actually recorded by him in verses whilst he’s still staring into the water or the flame every night. As people confirmed, Nostradamus knew how to get help from the herbal stimulants when he was sitting on one tripod. The quatrains including 4 line verses are so elliptical, and the other anagrams and allegorical imagery was also utilized. Know what? A few of them are indeed the literal descriptions of the happenings, offering specific names of the geographic places, astrological configurations and other actual dates.
It’s stated that he has made prediction about his own death. As the assistant wished him goodnight on July 01, 1556, he pronounced ‘you won’t be able to find me alive at the sunrise. Surprisingly, he was found dead already on the following day. We have been told about his body, which was then moved from the city to one more prominent crypt. This is when a necklace was discovered on his own skeleton.
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