A couple of weeks ago, a meme started doing the rounds on social media, claiming that Nostradamus predict coronavirus. Michel de Nostradamus, was a French astrologer, physician and reputed seer. He is best known for his book Les Prophéties, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains allegedly predicting future events. The book was first published in 1555 and has rarely been out of print since his death.
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Nostradamus was notoriously vague in many of the predictions he made in his 1555 book, Les Prophéties. But some people still look up to his work because of all the things he got right. Nostradamus victories include air travel (“People will travel safely through the sky”), the year of the great fire of London (“The blood of the just will be demanded of London burnt by fire in three times twenty plus six”) and the rise of Hitler (though Nostradamus referred to him as “Hister.”) It’s worth noting that the astrologer also wrote about something that bears a striking resemblance to 9/11. (“The sky will burn at forty-five degrees, fire approaches the great New City. Immediately a huge scattered flame leaps up.”)
However, According to various sources, it has been confirmed that Nostradamus never penned the above passage that is going viral on social media. The above-mentioned passage does not feature anywhere in his book, Les Propheties and the fact that Nostradamus predict coronavirus is actually false.