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DID NOSTRADAMUS PREDICT FRANCO?


    Over the years, many people have written books filled with inaccurate interpretations of Nostradamus' prophecies.  These interpretations were deliberately contrived to fit world events of the time.  When these faulty predictions failed to come true, Nostradamus was always blamed for the errors.  These false predictions served only to discredit the works of the great prophet, and enrichen the bank accounts of the authors.  If Nostradamus was actually able to see into the future, and was attempting to warn us about upcoming events, then it would indeed be a tragedy if the world was ignoring these warnings due to the greed of a few.  Read on and judge the accuracy of Nostradamus' quatrains for yourself:

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-8

   There will be loosed instantaneous fire, death contained

   Sera laisse le feu vif, mort cache

   Within cylinders of dreadful horror;

   Dedans le globes horrible espoventable;

   During the night, a classical city is pounded to dust,

   De nuict a classe cite en poudre lasche,

   The city in flames being favorable to the enemy.

   La cite a feu, l'ennemi favorable.

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   Throughout WWII the citizens of Dresden never thought their beautiful city would be bombed, since it was a hospital city, and also known as the "Florence of the North".  Dresden was a great European center for the arts and sciences. But during a Mardi Gras celebration on Shrove Tuesday 1945, the city was the victim of a saturation bombing by allied planes using over 60,000 incendiary bombs (one for every two people in the city) and an additional 5 megatons of high explosives.  Unlike the 100,000 people of Hiroshima who never knew what hit them, the 200,000 victims of Dresden were slowly burned alive.  Witnesses described screaming women running through the streets with their babies in their arms and their hair on fire, as they were slowly incinerate to death. Churchill's decision to bomb Dresden resulted in the largest one day holocaust in the history of modern warfare.  The German people paid dearly for Hitler's decision to bomb London.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-12

   Near Lake Geneva they'll be led

   Aupres du lac Leman sera conduite

   By a prostitute, to a strange city, desiring to deceive;

   Par garse, estrange cite voulant trahir;

   Before her execution, at Augsbourg there is a great pursuit,

   Avant son meurtre, a Augsbourg la grand suitte,

   And those of the Rhineland will come to invade.

   Et ceux du Rhin la viendront invahir.

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   In this quatrain Nostradamus tells about the infamous German spy and prostitute, Mata Hari, who while attending a party in Geneva, learns of the French plans for the Battle of Somme.  She informs the Germans, who will then send their forces from Augsburg to acheive the greatest one day slaughter of French soldiers in history.  The double agent Mata Hari is then tried for treason and executed for her acts of espionage.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-20

   Beyond the Alps, the Grand Armee will pass,

   Dela les Alpes grand armee passera

   A little before this will be born the incredible plan;

   Un peu devant naistra monstre vapir;

   Surprisingly & suddenly, will (re)turn

   Prodigieux & subit tournera

   The Grand Tuscan to his more suitable abode.

   Le Grand Tusquan a son lieu plus propin.

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   Napoleon hatches an incredible plan to march his "Grand Armee" over the Italian Alps in late winter, a feat previously achieved only by the great Hannibal.  This incredible feat catches the Austrian army completely by surprise, and Napoleon becomes a great hero at the Battle of Marengo.  The "Grand Tuscan" Ferdinand of Austria, is forced to return to Vienna in disgrace.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-23

   The two participants will unite together,

   Les deux contens seront unis ensemble,

   When the greater part of the battle will be joined;

   Quand la pluspart a Mars seront conjoined;

   The Great One of Africa trembles in fright,

   Le grand d'Affrique en enfrayer tremble,

   As the combined forces, by the fleet, are broken up.

   DUUMVERAT par la classe desjoinct.

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   The combined naval forces of the Libyan and Ottoman fleets under Ali Pasha are finally defeated by the more heavily armed forces of the Catholic League at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571.  This great naval battle marked the end of Ottoman dominance over the Mediterranean Sea.  The Great One (Chouluk Bey) of Africa and his band of pirates was finally put to flight.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-28

   Their arms hanging & legs bound,

   Le bras pendu & la jambe liee,

   Appearing pale, any signs of a blade hidden,

   Visage pasle, au seing poignard cache,

   The three who shall be sworn to the attack

   Trois qui seront jurez de la meslee

   On the great one of Genoa shall unleash their daggers.

   Au grand de Gennes sera le fer lasche.

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   Here Nostradamus describes the murder of the great Duke de Guise of Genoa.  After Henry III discovers that the Catholics have been poisoning his food, he orders the death of his Catholic rival for the French throne.  The Duke de Guise is invited to Blois and stabbed to death by three hired assassins.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-29

   Freedom shall not be recovered,

   La Liberte ne sera recouvree,

   They will be occupied by a dark, fierce, iniquitous villain;

   L'occupera noir fier vilain inique;

   When the edicts of the pontiff will be overruled

   Quand la matiere du pont sera ouvree

   By Hitler, and the Kingdom of Italy is a fascist republic.

   D'Hister, Venise faschee la republique.

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   This is another example of Nostradamus' famous wordplay on the name of Adolph Hitler.  Nostradamus here combines the two words, "Hitler" and "Ister", thus providing us with both Hitler's name and place of origin.  Ister was the Latin name for the Danube River, where Adolph Hitler was born and raised.   Hitler and Mussolini would meet near Venice to discuss Italy's future as a Facist Republic, thereby nullifying the power of the Pope.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-33

   The leaders of the city are rebelling,

   De principaux de cite rebellee,

   Who will greatly wish to recover their freedom;

   Qui tiendront fort pour liberte ravoir;

   A slashing of the males, an unfortunate melee,

   Detrencher masles infelice meslee,

   Cries, moans, for Nantes, a pity to see.

   Cris, heurlemens, a Nantes piteux voir.

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   The Massacre at Wassey, France on March 1st, 1562 was seen as a great tragedy by the leaders of the Protestant movement in Europe.  When the Duke of Guise ordered his troops to break up a Protestant worship service being held in a barn in the city of Wassey, the Duke was struck by a rock thrown by one of the worshippers.  The Duke then ordered his troops to cut down all the male members of the gathering.  When news of the massacre of 63 unarmed worshippers reached the city of Nantes, it helped to fuel the spirit of resistance that led to the French Wars of Religion.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-35

   Through the free city of the great Adriatic sea,

   Par cite franche de la grand mer Seline,

   That still caries the sustinence of Peter,

   Qui porte encores a l'estomac la pierre,

   The English fleet will come under attack,

   Anglois classe viendra soubs la bruine,

   The opportunity seized for a greater, broader war.

   Un rameau prendre du grand ouverte guerre.

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   During the Napoleonic wars, the English and Russians had to deal with the threat of the French navy in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  While the English fleet was anchored in the Northern Adriatic Sea, the Ottomans made the mistake of attacking them.  The British quickly defeated the Ottomans and then, as part of a peace agreement, made them agree to close off the Straits of the Dardenelles to the French fleet.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-38

   That great monarch who shall succeed (another) by death,

   Ce grand monarque qu'au mort succedera,

   Will take on a loose & lascivious lifestyle;

   Donnera vie illicite & lubrique;

   Through (his) carelessness he will give in to everything,

   Par nonchalance a tous concedera,

   Which in the end shall undermine the Salic law.

   Qu'a la parfin faudra la loy Salique.

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   In the long history of Europe, no monarch ever gave in to more excess than King Louis XVI of France.  Under his reign there was nothing the king and his queen, Marie Antoinette, could not possess.  The French royalty lived in the lap of luxury as the common people starved.   The alleged "Let them eat cake" remark of Marie Antoinette probably never took place, but it was representative of the feelings of the French people toward their monarchy.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-56

   After the passing of a very old pontiff,

   Par le trespas du tres vieillart pontif,

   Will be elected a Roman of good age;

   Sera esleu Romain de bon aage;

   Of whom it will be said that he weakens the see,

   Qu'il sera dict que le siege debisse,

   But he shall hold it long & rule harshly.

   Et long tiendra & de picquant ouvrage.

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   Pope Gregory XIII (Gregorian calendar) had allowed too many liberal changes in the Church.  The Church hierarchy decided it was time to place a much more conservative person into the papacy. The new pope, Sixtus V, was a Bysantine, and as such completely swept out the liberals.  Sixtus V was the pope that Nostradamus recognized at the well.  He boldly replaced many traditional monuments in Rome with his own favorite Egyptian symbols, like pyramids and obelisks.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-57

   There will be an adventure of Montgolfier & Aventin,

   Istra du Mont Gaulphier & Aventin,

   Who through a looking-glass will advise the army;

   Qui par trou avertira l'armee;

   Entering two stone churches, they will seize the bounty,

   Entree deux rocz, sera prins la butin,

   Of (Pope Pius) VI, the pius-one falling from power.

   De Sext mansol faillir le renomme.

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   This is a truly amazing quatrain.  Nostradamus here describes the great air adventure of Montgolfier and Aventin, who in their hot-air balloon, the Entreprenant, spied on enemy movements from the air during the Battle of Fleurus in Belgium on June 26, 1794.  The French army soon overcame the Austrian army, and were then able to sack the booty of the stone churches of Belgium and Holland, providing the antichrist Napoleon with more money to finance his wars.  Napoleon was ultimately able to overthrow and arrest Pope Pius VI, who later died in Napoleon's custody.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-72

   To satisfy the immaculate edict,

   Pour le plaisir d'edict voluptueux,

   They will mix poison into the meat;

   On meslera la poison dans l'aloy;

   Venice will be on a course so virtuous,

   Venus sera en cours si vertueux,

   That it will defile the value of all law.

   Qu'obfusquera du soleil tout a loi.

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   After the unexpected death of King Henry II of France in a jousting match in 1559, the Catholic Church declared that the Count de Guise was legal inheritor of the French throne.  After the people elected Henry's young son Francis II as king, the Catholics dispatched two Dominican friars to work in the royal kitchens and mix snake venom into the honey glaze used to coat the king's meat.  Young Francis II succumbed to the poisoning at the age of 16, but no one suspected he had been poisoned, since he was born with a club foot and was always viewed as a sickly child.

 

 

     NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN #5-92

   After the holy-seat is held for 17 years,

   Apres le siege tenu dix sept ans,

   Five will change in like elapsed terms;

   Cinq changeront en tel revolu terme;

   Then will one be elected in similar times,

   Puis sera l'un esleu de mesme temps,

   To whom the Romans will not much conform.

   Qui de Romains ne sera trop conforme

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   In the blissful economic era of the 1920's, Pope Pius XI was elected to the papacy, and held that seat for 17 years (1922-1939).  Five more like revolving terms brings us to another similarly prosperous time during the 1970's and the election of Pope John Paul II, marking the first time in over 450 years that a non-Italian pope sat in the holy seat of the Vatican.  Pope John Paul II was not supported by his bishops in Rome, who often issued opinions that opposed his own.   Many of the world's Catholics were demanding rights to abortion, women in the priesthood, and a host of other liberal changes in the Church.  But Pope John Paul II was a traditionalist, and refused to allow liberal changes in religious doctrine. If you would like to learn more about these amazing prophecies on upcoming world events, click on the link below to order your copy of Edward Oliver's 350-page book, "Prophets and Frauds."

 

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