As every year, one wonders if the predictions of Nostradamus will prove right. Here are the ten changes announced by the one who had predicted the rise of Hitler to power, the death of Henry II or the Kennedy brothers.
The first prediction of the year is the merger of North Korea and South Korea. Could Kim Jong-Un lose his place in power?
The second prediction concerns space travel for commercial purposes. Could we go get our resources on the moon or asteroids?
The third is the difficulty of governing the United States and preventing the decline of this superpower. Would Donald Trump be for something?
In fourth prediction, we find the financial difficulties of Italy, after those of Spain or Greece in Europe.
The fifth prediction is a much more massive use of solar energy. The technologies related to this energy will continue to improve and thus increase its use. This could have a positive impact against global warming.
The sixth prediction is a peace agreement signed between Ukraine and Russia, which would be adopted by the EU but rejected by the United States.
The seventh prediction concerns the changes that will take place in Latin America. Nostradamus predicts a year of redefinition for the continent.
The eighth prediction concerns wars related to global warming and lack of resources, which Nostradamus calls “hot wars”.
The ninth prediction predicts that China will act in 2017 to try to redress the global economic order.
The tenth prediction is the disappearance of the term “cloud computing”, since most computers will now be formatted in the cloud, which will become widespread and become the new storage mode most used.
Arnauton de Vélorgues, the great-grandfather of Michel de Nostredame, was a grocer’s shop in Avignon. Of Jewish origin, he married three times and had several children. From his marriage to Venguessone, a beautiful Genevan girl (1449), was born Guy, Michel’s grandfather, also a grain and fodder merchant. As a precaution – the time was hard for Jews to emigrate or convert, – Guy will change his name.
He is known under the name of Guidon (Guy) Gassonet, Peyrot (Pierre) of Sainte-Marie, before adopting the surname of Pierre de Notredame (or Nostredame), during his conversion to Christianity. (We find his different names in the notarial archives, and that of Pierre de Nostredame, on the register of the Jews of Provence converted in the archives of Louis XI.)
In first nuptials, Pierre (Guy) married Astrugue, whose father, Jesse Gassonet, notary in Avignon, will also convert, taking the name of Richaud. But very attached to her religion, the beautiful Astrugue refused to become a Christian. In 1463, the neophyte Pierre de Nostredame was allowed to repudiate her, according to Jewish law, before an assembly of coreligionists, gathered in Orange near the Hostellerie de l’Epée rouge, then to marry, in second marriage, Blanche de Sainte Marie. Blanche gave him four children, including Jaume (also called Jaumet or Jacques, according to the chronicles), who settled in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence as a grain dealer, before becoming a notary.
Jaume (or Jacques) married Reynière (Renée) of Saint-Rémy, granddaughter of Jean de Saint-Rémy, doctor of the duke of Calabria, son of René-le-Bon, king of Navarre and count of Provence. Jean de Saint-Rémy, also a Jewish convert, a wealthy man of great culture, will complete his career as clavary (treasurer-receiver) of his city. He richly endows his granddaughter.
Childhood and adolescence
Michel de Nostredame, our future prophet, was born rue du Viguier in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, December 14, 1503, (the legend says that it was on the twelfth stroke of noon). The first born of the 18 children of the couple, he was baptized five days later. It is Jean, the maternal great-grandfather of Michel, a doctor, botanist, astronomer and humanist, who ensures the education of his grandson until his fifteenth year and teaches him the taste of medicine and
The teenager pursues classical studies in Avignon where he obtains his Bachelor of Arts degree. It is said that he testified very early on a gift of clairvoyance and was passionate about the study of medicinal plants, the “simple medicines”.
The great plague
The great epidemic of
The year 1529 found him on the benches of the faculty of Montpellier, to complete his medical studies. Legend has it that his fellow student François Rabelais, 9 years older. Is it the future author of Gargantua and Pantagruel who gave the idea to his young classmate to compose an “
In his books, however, Rabelais mocks his abundant companions who, under the cover of prophecies, announce terrifying calamities, vengeful comets, floods, monstrous plagues, and ridicule in passing their divinatory tone and their astrological credulity. Nostradamus will soon exploit this literary vein with great success.
In any case, the reading of their
He does not believe more in astrology and predictions: “From Astronomy, know all the canons. Leave me the divinatory astrology, the art of Lullius, as