Count Louis Hamon was born in Ireland in 1866. After relocating to London, he took the pseudonym Cheiro. By the time the 1890s rolled around, he had built up a reputation as the most famous palm reader in the world.
Cheiro seemed like the total package with charm, good looks, and a talent for engaging the people. At the time, an increasing number of people were curious about those who had the skills to predict the future. Cheiro capitalized off of all this, even publishing books that were successful and popular.
From well-known authors to world politics, Cheiro made predictions that grabbed the attention of people across the globe. Examples of his foretelling include:
1. One of the most famous and well-documented predictions associated with Chiero involved the reading of Lord Kitchener, which took place 20 years before the events unfolded. Cheiro said that he would die by drowning in 1916 unless he avoided all forms of travel by water. During World War I, Kitchener died on the Hampshire in none other than 1916.
2. When author Mark Twain was 60 years old, he recorded that in 1895. Chiero told him in a reading that he would suddenly come into money when he reached 68 years old. At the time, the writer was broke and in debt. He had owed more than $90,000 to creditors. Twain was amused when he heard this prediction. However, in November of 1903, he was approached with an unexpected offer , a contract with the publisher Harper. This arrangement cleared him of his debt. The contract also set the stage for him to enjoy an income of more than $100,000 per annum.
3. Cheiro gave an accurate prediction to King Edward VII that he would see his end when he was in his 69th year of life. He also accurately saw the time of death for Queen Victoria, which he shared with others.
4. Cheiro participated in a reading for an exhibition where he was separated from his subjects by a cloth screen. Because of this, he did not know the identity of those in attendance. Oscar Wilde was one of the people that Cheiro made a prediction about. He told him that he was a well-known man that was at the peak of his notoriety, but that he must steer clear of making rash decisions for seven years or he would face ruin. Seven years later, Wilde was put into jail after he was involved in legal troubles for which he initiated himself regarding homosexual acts.
5. When Cheiro visited Russia in 1904 to perform a reading for the Czar, he made a prediction that the country would be involved is a serious war between 1914 and 1917. He also told the Czar that he would lose all that he loved the most.
6. When a killer named Meyer was on death row, Cheiro told him that he would not be executed because his life line showed that he had many more years to live. At the time, this was an act deemed impossible, but at the last minute, Meyer was granted a reprieve at the last minute.