Re: Nostradamus (was Re: Extropian Statement??)

Hal Finney (
Mon, 21 Dec 1998 08:56:55 -0800

A description of the Nostradamus quatrain in question, along with some rather far-reaching interpretation, is at:

The quatrain itself, identified as Century X-72 (Nostradamus' predictions are grouped into "centuries" of 100 quatrains; this is the 72nd in the 10th grouping)), in the original French and then English translation, is:

L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois, Du ciel viendra vn grand Roy d'effrayeur: Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois,
Auant apres Mars regner par bon-heur.

The year 1999 seven month,
>From the sky will come a great King of terror:
To bring back to life the great King of Angolmois,
Before after Mars to reign by good luck