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Did Nostradamus really predict Covid-19 ?

July 3, 2021 | Comment icon 11 comments



Nostradamus remains world famous, even to this day. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Itto Ogami
This month marks the 455th anniversary of the death of one of history's most prolific astrologers and seers.
Michel de Nostradamus, who lived in 16th-Century France, was so well known for his predictions of the future that his name has become synonymous with the idea of prophesizing future events.

He wrote a book - 'Les Propheties' - which is still analyzed and referenced even to this day.

While Nostradamus has often been credited with predicting world wars and major disasters, one prediction in particular - that concerning the coronavirus pandemic - has recently been doing the rounds online.

The passage in question reads:

"There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men into dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it."
Now this certainly sounds like a reference to the pandemic, but the big question is - did Nostradamus actually write this or was it made up by someone else and then attributed to him ?

Historians who have analyzed the text have established that it is not from the late seer's book, not does it match the writing style of his other prophecies.

In all likelihood, this is not a genuine Nostradamus prediction.

"There is nothing surprising about the reemergence of such false Nostradamian prophecies in the wake of a disaster," Prof Stephane Gerson of New York University told Reuters last year.

"The same thing has happened for over 400 years: invented or altered predictions, endowed with the aura of Nostradamus, surface again and again, part of an economy of forgery, mass media circulation, and yearnings for order and design each time an unforeseen event threatens our material well-being and our conceptual frameworks."

Source: News18.com | Comments (11)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Manwon Lender 11 months ago
I toally agree with you, in fact I don't  believe he pridicted anything, in my opinion he was totally over rated. But, I heard that he did have a Hugh nose, in fact in Eastern Europe he was known as Nostril-dam-us!! Below is his great great great great great grandson and accord to family records they are spitting images of each other!
Comment icon #3 Posted by ouija ouija 11 months ago
From the link: "There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men into dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it." Historians who have analyzed the text have established that it is not from the late seer's book, not does it match the writing style of his other prophecies. "The same thing has happened for over 400 years: invented or altered predic... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 11 months ago
So the article asks if he wrote it and then says nobody can find the verse in any of his writings... I'm going with, No he didn't write it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Orphalesion 11 months ago
As the article points out, this isn't even a genuine quatrain by Nostradamus. It is completely made up. This is surprisingly common. Always be weary when somebody doesn't give a number for the quatrain you can verify (Nostradamus' writings are in the public domain) Not that his quatrains could predict anything either..
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 11 months ago
Yup. And even if he did, predicting a plague that has massive economic impact isn't exactly proof of psychic ability, lol. Especially during the time period Nostradamus lived.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 11 months ago
How do you get “corona” from “queen” (which in Latin is IIRC “Regina”).
Comment icon #8 Posted by onlookerofmayhem 11 months ago
The closest thing I can come up with is Corona = Crown and some Queens wear crowns.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 11 months ago
The fact that there is no such prediction from Nostradamus means that the answer is: NO. It first showed up on social media, not in any of his 16th century quatrains. So either its a hoax or Nostradamus is still alive and using social media. 
Comment icon #10 Posted by theotherguy 11 months ago
Does anybody know enough 15th-century French to translate it? It's not a real prophecy, of course, but I'd be impressed if whoever wrote it at least got it to rhyme.
Comment icon #11 Posted by ChrLzs 11 months ago
Given the actual content of the link, the thread title seems to be pure click bait.  Had I known the 'quote' was a fabrication, I would not have wasted my time.


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