When it comes to foretelling the future, people tend to listen when it involves natural disasters, the death of important historical figures, and war. Some that claim to have seen visions of the future are ignored, while others have gained respect. One of the most well known Frenchman Nostradamus earned a reputation for being a seer that published collections of prophecies. This article will share interesting facts about the seer.
There is two birth dates for Nostradamus (who was born with the last name of Nostredame: December 14 and December 21, 1503. He was born in Saint-Remy de Provence, which is located in the south of France. He was one of at least nine children.
Nostradamus’ father was a grain dealer and notary.
Nostradamus is said to have received his education from his maternal great-grandfather Jean de St. RÃƒÂ©my
When Nostradamus was 15 years old, he started school at the University of Avignon to receive a bachelors degree. However, he was forced to leave the school because the university had stopped teaching , an outbreak of the plague was to blame. After leaving Avignon, Nostradamus claims that he traveled the countryside for eight years. He spent his time researching herbal remedies.
After spending years as an apothecary (a medical professional), Nostradamus started school at the University of Montpellier, where he studied to receive a doctorate in medicine. He was expelled within a short amount of time when it was learned that he had been an apothecary, which had been banned by the university statutes. The document stating his expulsion can be found to this day at the faculty library.
After being expelled from Montpellier, Nostradamus continued to work as an apothecary and would gain notoriety for creating a ‘rose pill’ that he claimed could give protection against the plague.
One of his most famous books was titled ‘Les Propheties’ (The Prophecies). The first edition of the publication emerged in 1555. Interestingly, the book has rarely been out of print since his death.
The popular press follows the words of Nostradamus, as many believe he can be credited with predicting many of the major events that have taken place around the world.
Nostradamus married in 1531. Her name is uncertain, but some believe she was Henriette d’Encausse. She gave him two children. However, his wife and children died in 1534 of the plague. After their death, Nostradamus traveled again, visiting places like France and Italy.
Nostradamus returned to his home in 1545, where he became an assistant to a well-respected doctor named Louis Serre. Together, they worked towards fighting a major outbreak of the plague in Marseille. They would later travel to other locales to fight the disease.
In 1547, Nostradamus settled down at a house in Salon-de-Provence, where he took a rich widow named Anne Ponsarde as his wife. They had six children from this union , an equal number of boys and girls. The house in which they lived in still exists to this day.