02.07.

Nostradamus prophesied his death (1566)

Nostradamus prophesied his death (1566)
On July 2, 1566, the famous prophet Nostradamus, full name Michel de Nostredame, died. He died in Salon-de-Provence, in the south of France, about halfway between Marseille and papal Avignon (the pope was living in exile at the time). Nostradamus was born in the French province of Provence 62 years earlier.


On the eve of his death, Nostradamus made a will in which he left his wife and children considerable property (which would be worth hundreds of thousands of euros today). Nostradamus reportedly told his secretary Jean de Chavigny that evening that he would not find him alive the next time the sun rose. And indeed, Nostradamus passed away. The next morning they found him dead on the floor next to the bed. The cause of death could be a complication of gout, which seems to have led to severe edema. Nostradamus was buried in Salon-de-Provence, and his remains are still there today.

As with other Nostradamus prophecies, the main problem of proving the truth is the existence of a huge number of editions and translations of his works, many of which were made during his lifetime. Thanks to the then primitive technology of copying texts, many errors and typos crept into the texts. Many prophecies are attributed to Nostradamus after his death. Presage (generalized prophecy) no. 141, which contains an alleged prophecy of the author's death, was not printed until 1568, two years after his death. There is a suspicion that de Chavigny deliberately altered the predicted year of death to coincide, allegedly because Nostradamus missed by about a year.
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