Nostradamus has been regarded by many as one of the most accurate prophets in history. Here we delve into some famous real-world events that the reputed French physician and seer had accurately predicted in his book, Les Propheties.
Below are some of the most compelling prophecies by Nostradamus that have come true:
#1. Death of Henry II of France
Nostradamus’s accurate prediction about the fatal death of Henry II of France in 1559 was what threw the seer into the limelight during the 16th century.
The French seer wrote: “The young lion will overcome the older one / On the field of combat in a single battle / He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage / Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death.”
In the summer of 1559, King Henry II of France (older one) was fatally wounded during a tournament to joust Gabriel, Comte de Montgomery (young lion), who was six years his junior.
The wooden lance of Montgomery pierced the King’s headgear, shattering into fragments (He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage), and a lone splinter penetrated the King’s right eye, entering his right orbit and temple (two wounds made one).
According to Ancient Code, incredibly, both Montgomery and Henry II did have lions on their shields. The King suffered paralysis, convulsions, and respiratory problems for 11 days before passing away on July 10, 1559 (he dies a cruel death).
#2. The ongoing persecution of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) in China
Nostradamus stated a specific date—”In the year 1999, seventh month”—in one of his poetic quatrains.
Many believed the famed prophet was speculating the end of the world in 1999, but instead, he was referring to the persecution of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) in China.
He wrote: “In the year 1999, seventh month / From the sky shall come a great King of terror / In order to bring back to life the great king of Angolmois / Before and after Mars reigns in the name of bringing people happiness.”
On July 20, 1999 (In the year 1999, seventh month), Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), caused immeasurable damage to China by launching a brutal persecution to eradicate Falun Gong—an ancient cultivation practice based on the tenants of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance.
Some conjectured the “great King of terror” in the above prophecy denotes the Antichrist—the Chinese Communist Party. And the atheist CCP adheres to Marxist ideology (Before and after Mars reigns in the name of bringing people happiness).
The CCP saw the beliefs of Falun Gong, including the existence of the divine, heaven, and gods, as irreconcilable with its Marxist ideals.
“Can it be that we Communist Party members, armed with Marxism, materialism, and atheism, cannot defeat the Falun Gong stuff?” Jiang wrote in a letter to the top Party members.
As a result, tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are being tortured inhumanely in prisons, detention centers, mental hospitals, and labor camps without trial. Even more horrifying, this persecution has brought about a new form of evil, whereby an estimated 65,000 healthy Falun Gong practitioners have been secretly killed for their organs to fuel a lucrative organ transplant industry in China.
#3. The rise of Adolf Hitler
Amazingly, Nostradamus already foresaw Hitler’s rise to power back in the 16th century.
In Les Propheties, he wrote: “From the depths of the West of Europe / A young child will be born of poor people / He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop / His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.”
Indeed, Hitler’s parents were from poor peasant families (A young child will be born of poor people), and he won over the German people’s support for the Nazi party with his persuasive speeches (his tongue will seduce a great troop).
And just as the famous Nostradamus predicted, Hitler sought an alliance with Japan (the realm of the East) during World War II.
In another verse, he wrote:
“Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers / The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister / Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn / When the child of Germany observes nothing.”
According to the Mirror, “Hister” is an old term used for the Danube River in Austria, and Hitler was born just miles away from that river.
As Nostradamus’s poems were written using vague words and metaphors—they often have cryptic and hard-to-understand content—their interpretation always remains controversial.
Though Nostradamus’s predictions are under great speculation, there’s no denying we are actually in times of great turmoil. Thus, there is an immense need to wake up and help our fellow men before it is too late.
Perhaps by improving ourselves to become better people, it could eventually lead us to greener pastures.