Question by  Stan (75)

Who is Nostradamus?

Why is he well known?


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

Nostradamus was a man from the Middle Ages which is best known for his vague predictions of the future which may people interpret as coming true.


Answer by  DtheM1 (1150)

Nostradamus was a French man who became famous for his vague predictions that seemed to come true at some arbitrary time later. He also predicted the apocalypse by now.


Answer by  mbpiii (66)

Nostradamus was a French apothecary in the 1500s that wrote the book "Les Propheties," which translates to "The Prophecies. " This book has been credited with predicting several major world events, including the rise of Napoleon and, more recently, the attack on the World Trade center. Please note that there is no scientific proof supporting the prophetic nature of his book.


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

Nostradamus, whose real name is Michel de Nostredame, is known primarily as a prophetic or "seer". He wrote small pieces known as "Quatrains" that were hidden glimpses in to the future. Nostradamus was also an apothecary, which is similar to what we know today as a pharmacist.


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

Michel de Nostredame, known today as Nostrodamus, was a French apothecary famous for writing collections of prophecies which many believe correctly predicted future world events. He was born in 1503 and died in 1566.


Answer by  Alexios (161)

Nostradamus was a frenchman who lived between 1503 and 1566. He is famous for a book called "Les Propheties," or "The Prophecies," which he based on various methods of divination, including Astrology. They provide provide vague descriptions of future events that some people think predicted the French Revolution, the World Wars, the Great Fire of London, and other major events.


Answer by  cb31 (226)

Nostradamus is well known for being a seer whose predictions appear to have come true. There have been many events throughout history that his writings were interpreted to predict.


Answer by  dooditschels (22)

Nostradamus was a French Apothecary and seer. Nostradamus is well known in relation to the 911 attacks on the United States. It was said that he predicted they would happen, when it is mostly urban legend.


Answer by  Doomstoned (1454)

Nostradamus (1503 - 1566) is considered by many one of the world's great prophets. Some credit him for accurately predicting Hitler's rise, 9/11, the atomic bomb, and the French Revolution.

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