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Nostradamus. Author or prophecies. Childhood. Born Michel de Nostredame on Dec. 14 th , 1503 in the South of France Youngest of eight children Father was a grain dealer. Originally Jewish, converted to Catholicism Not a lot of things are known for certain concerning Nostradamus’ childhood ….

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Nostradamus

Nostradamus

Author or prophecies


Childhood

Childhood

  • Born Michel de Nostredame on Dec. 14th, 1503 in the South of France

  • Youngest of eight children

  • Father was a grain dealer. Originally Jewish, converted to Catholicism

  • Not a lot of things are known for certain concerning Nostradamus’ childhood …


Childhood cont

Childhood Cont.

  • Said to have been educated by his maternal great-grandfather (while others say that he passed away when young Nostradamus was one-year-old).

  • It is for certain, however, that Nostradamus entered the University of Avignon to study for his baccalaureate

  • The university closed a year later due to the plague


Facing troubles

Facing Troubles

  • Worked as an apothecary in 1529 after Avignon was closed down

  • Entered the University of Montpelier to study for his doctorate in medicine

  • Unfortunately, expelled from the university when administration found out that Nostradamus had been working as an apothecary

  • Continued to work as an apothecary and became famous for creating the Rose Pill. Said to protect from the plague


Marriage

Marriage

  • In 1531, invited by Jules-Cesar Scaliger, a leading Renaissance scholar, to Agen

  • Met his wife there (whose name is still under dispute) and she bore him two children

  • Three years later, Nostradamus’ wife and two children passed away as victims of the Plague

  • Spent several years working with physicians trying to find cures for the plague

  • Eventually remarried in 1547 to a rich widow, Anne Ponsarde, and had six children


The seer

The Seer

  • Started to move away from medicine and towards the occult

  • Decided to write an almanac for 1550

  • Along with the release of his first almanac, Nostradamus Latinized his name.

  • Almanac proved to be a success and started to write one for each following year

  • All together, the almanacs contain 6,338 prophecies

  • Most of them are failed predictions


Prophecies

Prophecies

  • Began writing a book of one thousand quatrains. These are the prophecies that Nostradamus is famous for today

  • Mixed reactions with the public

  • Some believed Nostradamus to be a servant of evil and a fake

  • Catherine de Medicis, queen of France, was one of Nostradamus’ greatest supporters

  • Summoned him to Paris and had him draw up horoscopes for each of her children


The final years

The Final Years

  • By 1566, Nostradamus’ gout made any type of movement extremely difficult

  • Knowing that the end was year, bequeathed all of his money (about $300,000) to his wife

  • On July 2nd, 1566, found dead next to his bed


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