Nostradamus Quatrains in English

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NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAINS
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    He is the most recent of the 500-year Hebrew prophets, and his prophecies cover the years from 1555 A.D. to 2055 A.D. Liberal academia has tried to discredit him but his predictions have withstood public scrutiny for four centuries. Over 100 of his quatrains have been successfully interpreted, and this website lists them all. The quatrains below each include a link to an Old French dictionary if you want to check out the Old French word definitions. Now you can finally read the true quatrains of Nostradamus:

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-1

   Being seated at night in my secret study,

   Estant assis de nuict secret estude,

   Alone, sitting upon a stool of brass;

   Seul repose sus la selle d'aerain;

   A revealing flame shall leap forth from the solitude,

   Flambe exigue sortant de solitude,

   Granting that which is not to be believed in vain.

   Faict prosperer qui n'est a croire vain.

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   Quatrain #1-1: In this poem Nostradamus explains to us the exact method he employs to receive his visions of the future. At night he retreats to his secret study and uses a method similar to that of the ancient Greeks, at the Oracle of Delphi, who also used a stool of brass. Scientists can't explain how Nostradamus was able to transcend the bonds of time to accurately record future events.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-10

   Serpents transported within a cage of iron

   Serpens transmis dans la caige de fer

   To where the seven children of the King are held;

   Ou les enfans septaines du Roy son pris;

   The elders & brothers will sink lower than Hades,

   Les vieux & peres sortiront bas d'e l'enfer,

   Ere to die witnessing the fruits of death and mourning.

   Ains mourir voir de fruict mort & crys.

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   Quatrain #1-10: When King Henry II of France is unexpectedly killed during a jousting match in 1559, the Catholics decide to attempt to capture the throne of France. On orders from the Pope two Dominican friars (brothers) are dispatched from Italy to work in the French royal kitchens where they will add snake venom to the meat fed to Henry's son and heir, Francis II.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-25

   The unseen is discovered, hidden for such a long time,

   Perdu trouve, cache de si long siecle,

   He will, Pasteur, as a demi-God be honored;

   Sera, Pasteur, demi-Dieu honore;

   This is when the moon completes her great cycle,

   Ains que la lune acheve son grand siecle,

   But through other's slanders, he will be dishonored.

   Par autres vents, sera dishonore.

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   Quatrain #1-25: Nostradamus incredibly includes Louis Pasteur's name in this prophecy, describing the great microbiologist's discovery of the long-hidden microbe. He also describes the date of the event as being at the end of the Great Cycle of the Moon in the 1880's (i.e. The Roussat Moon Cycle 1535-1888). He then goes on to tell how Pasteur becomes the object of slander by his jealous colleagues in the European medical community. Nostradamus recorded this quatrain over 200 years before Pasteur was born.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-32

   The grand empire will be quickly exchanged

   Le grand empire sera tost translate

   For a tiny area, that very soon expands;

   En lieu petit, que bien tost croistre;

   A rather unfamous place, in a forgotten land,

   Lieux bien infame, d'exigue comte,

   In the middle of which he will come to lay down his scepter.

   Ou au milieu viendra poser son sceptre.

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   Quatrain #1-32: Nostradamus describes the first exile of Napoleon on the island of Elba on May 4th 1814. Napoleon was allowed to retain full legal (sceptre) authority on Elba, but the emperor eventually decided to expand his empire once more by escaping back to France and regaining control of the French army. Napoleon's return was of short duration, lasting only about 100 days. Met at Waterloo by the English general, Wellington, Napoleon was defeated and again placed into exile on the more remote island of Helena, where he eventually succumbed to stomach cancer.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-35

   The younger lion, shall overcome the older

   Le lyon jeune, le vieux surmontera

   On the field of combat, by singular duel;

   En champ bellique, par singulier duelle;

   Through armor of gold, his eye will be pierced,

   Dans caige d'or, yeux luy crevera,

   Two wounds in one, then to die a cruel death.

   Deux chasses une, puis mourir mort cruelle.

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   Quatrain #1-35: This is the poem that made Nostradamus famous in his own time. It describes a royal duel that took place on July 1st, 1559, in which the French king, Henry II, wearing a golden jousting helmet, was wounded in the eye and brain by the splintered lance of his opponent, Capt. Gabriel Montgomery, of the Scottish Guard. The reference to lions alludes to lions on the shields of both men. Henry lingered for 10 days before dying a cruel death from his wounds.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-49

   Long before such events,

   Beaucoup avant telles menees,

   Those of the East, by virtue of the (Crescent) moon,

   Ceux d'Orient, par la vertu lunaire,

   In the 17th century will make great conquests.

   L'an mil sept cens feront grands emmenees.

   They will nearly subjugate a corner of Russia.

   Subjugant presque le coing Aquilonaire.

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   Quatrain #1-49: At the end of the 17th century the Ottomans, under the flag of the Crescent Moon, had already conquered most of the Balkan peninsula and were now slowly encircling the Black Sea. Peter the Great of Russia attacked the fort at Azov to prevent the Ottomans from claiming the wedge (corner) of Russian land that lies between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. On July 18, 1696 the Ottomans at Azov surrendered to the Russians.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-58

   Delivered by cesarean, it will be born with two heads

   Tranche le ventre, naistra avec deux testes

   And four arms; for a few years it is strong and shall live;

   Et quatre bras; quelques ans entiers vivra;

   On the day that the Alchemists shall celebrate their holidays

   Jour qui Alquiloie celebrera ses festes

   At Fossano and Turin, it will follow the chief of Ferrara.

   Fossen, Turin, chef Ferrara suivra.

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   Quatrain #1-58: A set of Siamese twins are paraded through the streets of Fossen and Turin in Italy by European Alchemists trying to demonstrate that indeed anything is possible. They are lobbying the government for more funds to support continued research into the new science of Alchemy, promising everyone that they'll soon succeed in their efforts to turn lead into gold.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-60

   An Emperor will be born near Italy,

   Un Empereur naistra pres d'Italie,

   Who shall cost the Empire very dearly;

   Qui a l'Empire sera vendu bien cher;

   It will be said by those who rally about him,

   Diront avec quelz gens il se ralie,

   That he will prove less prince than butcher.

   Qu'on trouvera moins prince que boucher.

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   Quatrain #1-60: Nostradamus warns the world of the coming of the antichrist Napoleon, who was born August 15, 1769, on the island of Corsica off the coast of Italy. Napoleon Bonapart will eventually capture the throne of France, and conquer more land, create more destruction, and kill more people than anyone before him.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-70

   Tempest, hatred, war, in Iran not ceasing,

   Pluie, faim, guerre, en Perse non cessee,

   Those of too great a faith will betray the Monarch;

   La foy trop grand trahira le Monarque;

   But the end begins in France,

   Par la finie en Gaule commencee,

   A secret sign for one to be surrounded.

   Secret augure pour a un estre parque.

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   Quatrain #1-70: In this incredible quatrain Nostradamus predicts the fall of the monarchy of Persia (Iran). Nostradamus informs us that the order to end the monarchy will come from France, and in 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini, living in exile in Paris, does in fact issue his secret order for his followers to rise up and overthrow the Iranian government. Surrounded by fundamentalist revolutionaries, the Shah is forced to flee to Egypt.

 

 

   NOSTRADAMUS QUATRAIN 1-86

   The great queen, upon seeing herself vanquished,

   La grand royne, quand se verra vaincue,

   Will exibit an excess of masculine courage;

   Fera exces de masculine courage;

   On a horse she will cross the river totally unprotected,

   Sus cheval fleuve passera tout nue,

   Pursued by swordsmen; an act of outrage!

   Suite par fer; a foy fera outrage!

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   Quatrain #1-86: The vanquished queen, Mary Queen of Scots, escapes her captors by stealing a horse and riding unprotected through the night trying to reach more friendly territory. She is pursued all night by armed swordsmen on horseback. The extreme bravery exhibited by this queen is noted by Nostradamus along with the cowardice of those pursuing her.

 

 

   THE 9/11 QUATRAIN 1-87

   Enormous-promontories on fire in the center of the mainland,

   Enno-sigee feu du centre de terre,

   Will cause trembling in the towers of the City of New York;

   Fera trembler au tour de Cite Neufve;

   Two great rock monoliths continuously will be attacked,

   Deux grands rochiers longtemps feront la guerre,

   This is when air-vessels will turn-round to a new course.

   Puis aer-thuse rou-gira nouveau fleuve.

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   Quatrain #1-87: This is the infamous 9/11/2001 quatrain. In 1981 Nostradamus author Erika Cheetham stated in her now famous book, The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, that the quatrain above describes a coming "Attack on New York," that involves its "towers or skyscrapers." But incredibly, no one pays attention to this warning about a terrorist attack on New York's skyscrapers. On 9/11/2001 terrorists will indeed hijack "air-vessels" that will then "turn-round to a new course" and be crashed into "two great rock monoliths" in the "City of New York" just as described by the prophet Nostradamus in this now famous quatrain.

 

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