500 Years in Print
For five hundred years more
they will take notice of him,
who was the ornament of his time,
then suddenly, a great revelation will he give,
making the people of this same century well pleased.
This Quatrain (3-94) probably refers to himself. In Salon, France where Nostradamus spent most of
his life and is buried, the museum dedicated to him held a two day celebration in
the great prophet's honor during December of 2003.
Some of Nostradamus' predictions that have come to past include details of the
French Revolution , the rise of Napoléon, the Great Fire of London in the 17th century,
the work of Louis Pasteur, Hitler and World War II, and of course
the rise and fall of many European monarchs. More recently, the interpreters of
Nostradamus have been debating whether or not he predicted the coming
conflict with Iran.