The Age of Desolation

The Timeline In Nostradamus' Epistle To Henri
By
G. A. Stewart


Historically, interpreting the Timeline in Nostradamus' Epistle to Henri has always been a subjective endeavor. We are all prisoners of our own little niches in time. However, I think Nostradamus provided a reference frame. If you accept my interpretation of the Great Sterile Dame as an allusion to Christianity, then you will understand Nostradamus' intended irony in laying out her family tree.

Although a subset of Religious Warfare, Christian sectarian violence has transformed all warfare. The Holy Roman Empire has left the human race with modern tactics and arms, which seems to be in direct opposition to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Born during the Protestant Reformation and France's Religious War, Nostradamus foresaw that when the United States was created, religious diversity would not matter and sectarian violence would be chained to the "deepest pit".

Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:2
And then a great peace will be established, union and concord between children of the frontiers, who have gathered and separated from diverse realms.

Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:3
The instigator and promoter of military factions, born of the diversity of religions, will remain chained to the deepest pit.

Nostradamus also understood why there was a diversity of religions. If you have read other portions of this website, then you already know that.

My interpretation of the Timeline is in the left column. I have divided each paragraph into separate predictions or thoughts. I then used all of Nostradamus' writings to mortar between the nonsequiturs. Bracketed phrases are more specific interpretations made from those writings; while parentheses are the modern names of geographic locations. I use this format throughout my book and this website.

As you can read from the years between events that Nostradamus provides, the historic events I offer match precisely. This also gives the Timeline a consistent and even flow. So many of the predictions from the Presages, Quatrains, Sixains, and Preface then easily fall into this historical framework.

In the near future I will provide links to many of those predictions from the Chapters in my book.


Michel de Nostredame
December 14, 1503 - July 2, 1566

Nostradamus' son, César, painted this portrait of his father after his death. The inscription reads: "The Most Illustrious Michael Nostradamus', Royal Councilor and Physician, Prophet of France, and Pride of His Country, in his 63rd year."


Henri II of France
March 31, 1519 - July 1559

King of France from March 31, 1547 until his death in 1559 from wounds in a jousting accident.

Nostradamus Quatrain I:35
The young lion surmonts the old one
On the field of battle through a single duel:
In a cage of gold he puts out his eyes:
Two fractures [from] one, then to die a cruel death.


This prediction and the nature of Henri II's death sealed Nostradamus' fame or infamy, depending on your point of view, for all eternity.


Catherine de' Medici
April 13, 1519 - January 5, 1589

As the queen of Henri II, she was a major influence in the persecution of the Huguenots at the outset of the Protestant Reformation.


Martin Luther
November 10, 1483 - February 18, 1546

The father of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses at the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany. For the first time since its inception, the Roman Catholic Church had competition in Western Europe.


John Calvin
July 10, 1509 - May 27, 1564

As a leading Pastor in France during the Protestant Reformation, he was forced to move to Switzerland to escape the violence directed against the Huguenots by the Roman Catholic Church and the monarchy of France.



The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre began on August 23, 1572 and in the following weeks perhaps as many as 30,000 Calvinist Protestants, also known as Huguenots, were murdered.


Henri IV of France
December 13, 1553 - May 1610

Henri of Navarre rose to become the Hugenot leader. When he was finally in reach of the throne, he converted from Calvinism to Catholicism before his coronation. Faith has long been malleable to political advantage.


Henri I Duke of Guise
January 31, 1550 - December 23, 1558

In 1576 the Duke of Guise created the Catholic League to battle against the Huguenots and the Protestant Reformation. There is little doubt that he planned the St. Bartholomews's Day Massacre.


Henry VIII
June 28, 1491 - January 28, 1547

Henry VIII's self-indulgences and political dilemmas probably accelerated the Church of England's seperation with the Roman Catholic Church, more so than the minor theological differences between the two churches. Henry VIII also tried to violently suppress the Protestant movement in England.


Elizabeth I of England
September 7, 1533 - March 24, 1603

Once Queen, Elizabeth used the Protestant Reformation to solidify her power after the reign of her Catholic half-sister, Mary I, who was also known as Bloody Mary, after her affinity for murdering Protestant leaders or having them burned at the stake.

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THE TIMELINE

I. The Great Dame:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 13:1
The Christian Church will become a sterile institution. Five hundred years after the Great Schism of 1054 C.E. reconciliation between the Eastern and Western churches will fail. The Christian Church will remain divided into two principal sects, the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 13:2
With the Christian Church already in trouble, the foolishness of the Protestant Reformation will come to France. Calvinism will take hold in 1562 after the Massacre at Wassy.

It will struggle for eighteen years until Henri III of Navarre and the Huguenots capture the city of Cahors in 1580.

Near death, the Huguenot cause will be revived and Henri of Navarre will become Henri IV, King of France.

In 1598, Henri IV will sign the Edict of Nantes. Thirty-six years after the Massacre at Wassy, the Calvinists will think that this instrument has given them their freedom.

But on October 18th, 1685, Louis XIV will revoke the Edict of Nantes and the Huguenots will be persecuted once again and Calvinism will be unable to survive in France.


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 13:3
The Christian Church will then give birth to three males, the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the German Lutheran Church, and to one female, the Church of England, which like Calvinism will be fathered at the time of the Protestant Reformation, but they will not have the same origins.
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II. The Four Children of the Great Dame Bring War to Europe:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 14:1
For the three brothers of the Christian church, there will be great differences and trouble. Many of the people of the Eastern Orthodox Church will be conquered by the Ottoman Empire, while those of the Roman Catholic Church will war with those of the Protestant Church as the Holy Roman Empire expands and contracts.

Religious wars in Europe will inspire a military renaissance in tactics and arms. Armies will make the continent tremble with the sound of newly developed artillery.


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 14:2
Expatriate Calvinists will flee from France and eventually become the Puritans who will bring the Reformist movement to the North American Colonies, sustaining and expanding the Christian Church.

In the United States many Protestant sects will come and go. Some will be elevated and influence World leaders others will be abased by scandals.

The Moslems will retreat from Europe and the Ottoman Empire will collapse.

Then the Kingdoms of Europe and the United States will unite, and [on September 11th, 1990 to the Congress of the United States] the laws [of the New World Order] will be promulgated.

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III. The Empires of the Four Children at Their Zeniths:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 15:1
The Oldest Brother, the Roman Catholic Church, will stand between the world's two largest superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The Church will keep the fierce crowned Lions resting on their intrepid arms.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 16:1
[In 2011], the armies of the Second Brother, the Eastern Orthodox Church, will deeply penetrate Italy and Spain. And just as Napoleon's army will accomplish on May 17th, 1800, the [Furious One] will also lead his army across the Alps and descend from Great St. Bernard Pass into Italy.

Trying to mount the Pyrenees, Spain will not be transferred to the [Ancient Monarchy].


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 16:2
The Third Brother, those of the Protestant Church, will cause a great inundation of human blood and they will feed Mars, the god of war.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 17:1
Expatriate Calvinists and Anglicans will join the Puritans and find their way to the United States where warfare and invasion will not threaten the Christian Church.
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IV. The Rise of Fascism and the Pagan Sect:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 17:2
Those descendants of the German Lutheran Church, the dominant Protestant sect, will eventually adopt Nazism and anti-Semitism. Out of fascism a [Pagan Sect] will arise and be allied with the new infidels [Islamic terrorists].

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 17:3
Of the two remaining Protestant sects, only the Anglican Church of England will keep the ritual and structure of the Catholic Church.
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V. The Pagan Sect and World War II:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 18:1
And the other, the militant [Pagan Sect], much to its great confusion and late repentance, will want to ruin the Great Dame. They will try to replace the Christian Church with fascism in Italy in 1922, Germany in 1933, and Spain in 1936.

[London, Great Britain] between the 50th and 52nd degree of latitude will be able to escape.


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 19:1
And all the conquered peoples of Europe and Soviet Russia will be forced to render homage to ancient Teutonic myths and occult beliefs.

The Nazi Empire will begin and end near the 48th parallel. In Munich, Adolf Hitler will get his start on November 8th, 1923 leading the Beer Hall putsch; at Stalingrad on August 20th, 1942 the Nazi army will finally be halted and beaten back.


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 19:2
First, with vain timidity, England's Neville Chamberlain will attempt to appease the Germans, but they will not be pacified and the Germans will in turn invade France to the west, North Africa to the south, and Soviet Russia to the east.
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VI. The Two Victors of World War II, the United States and Russia:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 19:3
But such will be the power of the United States and Soviet Russia, forged in concord and union, that when united, they will never be conquered in war.
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TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 20:1
After World War II, the Western alliance of nations and the Eastern alliance of nations will be equal militarily, but one will place its faith in Capitalism and the other will place its faith in Communism.
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TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 21:1
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, religious oppression in Russia will come to an end. Both East and West will receive the Christian Church equally.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 21:2
World War II will make the first brother, the Roman Catholic Church, obstinate to totalitarian leaders. First the Second Antichrist, Adolf Hitler, then to those forces within the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Soviet Union when they will have power over all of Eastern Europe.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 22:1
And then by the actions of the third brother and the [Third Antichrist] who will expand the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization throughout Eastern Europe, which will threaten the peace with Russia.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 22:2
In Hungary, the armies of [NATO and the New World Order] will succumb [to the armies of the Chinese-Islamic alliance].
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VII. The Chinese-Islamic Invasion:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus' Epistle: Paragraph 22:3
The [Chinese-Islamic] fleet will sail towards Sicily and the Adriatic Sea. It will deliver an army as numerous as ants that will occupy Greece, the Balkan Peninsula, Germany, and Sicily.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 22:4
Europe will totally succumb and resort to chemical and nuclear warfare. The armies of the [Chinese-Islamic Alliance] will be greatly afflicted and driven out of Spain and Italy.
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VIII. The Great Empire of the Third Antichrist and Extraterrestrials:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 23:1
The great Empire of the Third Antichrist will begin [when NATO forces deploy in Serbia] where Attila first appeared in history and then [when NATO forces deploy in Iran] where Xerxes once ruled. [Attacking Iran will give birth to the New Xerxes, who will lead an Islamic army that will be allied with the Chinese], and they will descend on Europe in great and countless numbers.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 23:2
So many soldiers from the armies of China and Islam will then proceed along the 48th parallel through Kazakhstan, that war will come to all the Christian Churches of the West. [The Holy Ones of Heaven] will then descend and end the abomination of war started by the Third Antichrist. Migrating to this world, they shall protect those who support the teachings of Jesus Christ, who shall reign for a time and to the end of time.
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IX. Two Empires Precede the Empire of the Third Antichrist:

1A) The Beginning of the Soviet Empire:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 24:1
And this will all be preceded by a mysterious eclipse of the Sun on October 13th, 1917. The Miracle of Fatima will remind the world of the death and passion of Jesus Christ. Those who witness this miracle will believe that the Earth has lost its natural movement.

After this a great translation of nations will be made. The world will soon stand at the abyss of total destruction and people will fear the darkness of a Nuclear Winter after the Soviet Union is born and the Cold War begins.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 25:1
Soviet Russia will come into existence on November 7th, 1917 and on March 3rd, 1918, Russia will sign the Treaty of Brestlitovsk ending its participation in World War I; on March 12th, 1918 it will make Moscow its capital. Many realms will then change and become part of the Soviet Empire. Developing a new weapon technology, they will cause mighty earthquakes.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 25:2
Suppressing dissident Jews, the Soviet Empire will arise as the New Babylon; the lands of Soviet Russia will be augmented by its conquest of Eastern Europe after World War II and the abomination of the first Holocaust.

1B) The End of the Soviet Empire:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 25:3
The Soviet Empire will last for seventy-three years and seven months, from November 7th, 1917 when the Congress of Soviets takes power, until June 12th, 1991 when the Russian people will elect their first president, Boris Yeltsin.
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IX. (Cont.) Two Empires Precede the Empire of the Third Antichrist:

2A) The Beginning of the American Empire:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:1
One country will come forth from people escaping religious persecution. They will create a form of government not seen since the time of the Greeks. These pilgrims will set sail from Portsmouth, England and sail around Land's End at the 50th degree of latitude. They will renew the Christian Church.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:2
The children of the frontiers of America will establish peace between diverse people. From many different realms, through union and concord, they will form the United States.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:3
The instigator of war and promoter of military factions is the diversity of religions. In this land through the Bill of Rights, they will chain sectarian violence to the deepest pit by advocating freedom for all religions.

2B) The Rise of the Rabid One and the End of the American Empire:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 26:4
The [Rabid One], who counterfeits the sage, will unite his kingdom.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 27:1
People will abandon the old customs of their former lands to gain liberty. But in fact they will enthrall themselves through consumerism and debt, secretly giving up their liberty.

Loosing faith in democracy and capitalism, they will vacillate between liberalism and conservatism. They will begin to turn to the left, only to return to the right.

And they will replace the Constitution and other pristine documents, that long ago had sanctified their liberty.

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X. The Rabid One Unleashes Gog and Magog:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 28:1
Then the great [Rabid Dog] will send forth the worst terrorist. He will perpetrate a second terrorist act on the World Trade Center and it will destroy all.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 28:2
And then religious fundamentalism will have the same power as in ancient times. Church leaders will believe that religion has been restored to its original position in government. But secretly, the [Rabid One] will begin his whoring and live in luxury while committing a thousand offenses.
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XI. The Eve of Desolation, September 11th 2001:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 29:1
The world will stand at the eve of desolation when leaders and warlords destroy the two symbolic swords of America's economic power, the Two World Trade Towers. With only her reputation left, the curved insigna of the dollar sign will be all that attracts them.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 29:2
In fear, people will change their politics to the right, but they will not wish to submit to fascists who salute with their hands acute nor to the Islamic fundamentalists who touch the ground when they pray and are spurred on to become martyrs.
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XII. The United States Military Coup d'état:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 30:1
Then there will come forth a military leader believing in the ideals of democracy, which had long been sacrificed to the excesses of capitalism [Jovialists]. He will deliver the world from usury and the benign and voluntary servitude of fascism imposed by multinational corporations, banks, and corrupt politicians.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 30:2
He will protect the laws of the Constitution with military force. [He will withdraw America from the Group of Eight and the New World Order.] First he will establish himself in the war in Iraq, and then establish himself in Washington D.C.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 30:3
A prominent leader will be lynched. He will be ignorant of the conspiracy, which will have been directed by this second Thrasibulus, who, like his Greek counterpart, will defeat the oligarchs holding power and restore democracy.
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XIII. The Greatest Political Scandal in History:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 31:1
Then abominable secrets will be brought out from the dark and obscure world of intelligence operations and bring great shame and great scandal to political leaders. It will cease near the end of a change in reign.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 31:2
Religious leaders that have supported and lobbied for these corrupt politicians will be shown not to have practiced the true faith that they have preached.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 31:3
Of the three brothers, the middle brother, because of national pride and Russian President Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power, they will have lessened the influence of transnational criminal organizations, and only a few politicians from the Eastern Orthodox Church will be affected by the worldwide scandal.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 31:4
The first brother, the Roman Catholic Church, will be completely undone in Europe and part of Africa through its connections with and the actions perpetrated by the third brother who will be led by the Third Antichrist. The level of corruption seen in the leaders and lobbyists of these churches will be so egregious that it will arouse the poor in spirit. They will be emboldened and rise up after being shown the excesses of these madmen who lived in luxury and were involved in child prostitution and the sex slave trade.
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XIV. The Collapse of the World Economy and World Revolution:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 32:1
The common people will support the poor that rise up, and they will chase out the corporate lobbyists that have corrupted the legislators.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 32:2
And the world economic system will be weakened by the Chinese, [who will abandon the American dollar as the world's reserve currency.]

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 32:3
After the collapse of the dollar and the global economic chaos that ensues, [Gog and Magog] will be given the powers of Satan and set free from the prisons of hell.
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XV. Gog and Magog Unleash New Weapons:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 32:4
Gog and Magog will impose a global martial law. The freedoms of the Group of Seven Nations will disappear under a technological control grid. [Israel will then strike Iran], and neither Westerners nor Moslems, without communications or mobility,will understand what is happening to them.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 32:5
Their power will be taken from them.
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XVI. A Worldwide Plague Kills Four Billion People:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 33:1
[The attack on Iran will fail and lead to a massacre of Western forces and the destruction of Israel.] All of Islam will unite against the West and Christianity. China and the [Man with an Iron Rod] will forge an alliance with a [New Xerxes].

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 33:2
A plague will be unleashed on the countries of the Artic Pole [NATO and the Group of Eight Nations], that will kill over four billion people; so many will die that no one will be able to ascertain the true owners of fields and houses. Weeds will grow knee high in the streets of cities.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 33:3
The armies of [the Chinese-Islamic Alliance] will totally destroy the clergy in Italy and Europe.
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XVII. The Chinese-Islamic Invasion of Israel and Europe:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 33:4
Warlords from the Middle East and Asia will occupy and plunder all the countries of the Mediterranean after the European population will be decimated by the plague.

They will gain a beachhead in France through the port of Marseilles.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:1
The Chinese-Islamic army will invade Spain from North Africa. In southwestern Spain, NATO forces will intend to retake Sierra Morena from the Moslems by amphibious assault.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:2
The Chinese who had long venerated the capitalists [Jovialists], will unite with Islamic armies to surround and attack Israel.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:3
Nablus and the West Bank will be completely surrounded on all sides by a powerful force of warriors.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:4
The Western forces will weaken the Chinese-Islamic fleet and then great desolation will fall upon Israel.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:5
Nuclear weapons will make its greatest cities uninhabitable. Those who enter will fall under the vengeance of the wrath of God.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 35:1
The sepulcher and the holiest shrines in Israel will be destroyed and remain open to the elements.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 35:2
The holy place will become a stable and adapted for profane substances.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 35:3
Pregnant women will be greatly affected by the radioactive fallout.
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XVIII. The Defeat of the Chinese-Islamic Alliance:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 36:1
And then the principal Chinese leader [the Man with the Iron Rod] and most of the stirred up [Islamic people] will be conquered and put to death and his army overwhelmed and scattered by Russian and Western forces.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 36:2
His adherents and followers in other countries will be imprisoned.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 36:3
And then will be accomplished the prophecy of the Royal Prophet, "Let him hear the groaning of the captives, that might deliver the children of those doomed to die."
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XIX. The New World Order Takes Control:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 37:1
With great oppression, the New World Order will then fall upon the Princes and Governors and create a great society that includes North Africa and the Middle East.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 37:2
All of the Middle Eastern Kings will be chased, overthrown and exterminated, but not all together by the leaders and armies of NATO and Russia. Shortly after the beginning of the 21st century, the United States, Russia, and China will secretly conspire against one and other. They are only united in searching for death by ambushes.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 38:1
And then NATO and Russian forces will be victorious over the Chinese. The noise of war will be so great that all of China will tremble in terror of the two brothers of Aquilon [North] who are not yet brothers.
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XX. The Need to Distort the Timeline and the Clues to the Code:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 39:1
Sire, I present these predictions in confusion. The chronology does not conform to history, but was determined by astronomy and by other sources, even including Holy Scriptures, thus I cannot err.

If I wanted to give each quatrain its date in time, I could have done so, but most people will not recognize the truth, that is until Your Majesty furnished me with the opportunity to protect myself from the slander of critics.


TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 42:1
When governments are no longer eclipsed by the monarchies there will be peace. But not everywhere. It will mark the commencement of representative governments that will long endure.
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XXI. The End of the Monarchies and the Times of the Three Antichrists:

1) The French Revolution and the Rise of the First Antichrist, Napoleon:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 42:2
Since the Reformation has commenced, sectarian violence will see the persecution of more Christians than was ever experienced in [North] Africa.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 42:3
It will last up to 1792, when the revolutionaries in France will institute a new calendar. They will believe that by doing away with the monarchy there will be a renewal of time.
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2) The Italian Revolution and the End of the Monarchy in Italy:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 43:1
After this, the Italians will also seek to unite as one country. They will replace the monarchy and Benito Mussolini will come to power and model fascism on the ancient splendor of Rome. It will polarize the Italian people. In May of 1936, Mussolini will issue the Proclamation of Empire and Italy will invade Ethiopia.
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XXII. The Rome-Berlin Axis and the Rise of Fascism:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 43:2
Near Venice, the great army and air force of the Axis Powers will rise, not far short of the might of ancient Rome.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 44:1
At that time the German and Italian navies will want access to Istanbul and the Dardanelles. Through the support and power of Russia and the United States, the Montreux Convention will allow Turkey to fortify the straits and prevent their navies from entering the Black Sea. The two cretans, Hitler and Mussolini, will be unable to retain their faith in fascism.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 44:2
After Italy enters World War II in June of 1940, the Battle for the Mediterranean will begin. German submarines will sneak passed Gibraltar to sink Allied warships.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 44:3
In October 1940 the Italians will invade Greece from their colony in Albania and carve up the Balkan Peninsula with the aid of the Germans. In the Adriatic on November 11th, 1940, the British Royal Navy will launch the first all aircraft attack in history against the Italian Navy at Taranto. The Berlin-Axis will be split apart.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 44:4
Every major world power will be reduced by World War II, including England and Germany by 1945; the Soviet Union starting in 1941, the United States in 1942, and China starting in 1937.
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XXIII. The Rise of the Second Antichrist, Adolf Hitler:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 45:1
From 1937 until 1945 in those countries conquered by the Berlin Axis, the Second Antichrist, Adolf Hitler, will become an adversary to the laws of God.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 45:2
Through the powers of temporary puppet governments, he will persecute the Church of Jesus Christ.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 45:3
The language of this madman will seduce the ignorant and cut more deeply than a sword.
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XXIV. The End of World War II and the Rise of the Third Antichrist:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 46:1
The reign of the Second Antichrist will last until the determination of the Third Antichrist, who will be born near this age.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 46:2
And of the other from the city of Lyon in France, accompanied by the [Elect]. Those of MODONE FLUCY, through Ferrara, will have maintained the [French Monarchy] with the help of the Adriatic Italians, and the proximity of great Sicily.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 46:3
The man of Lyon will then lead the French army over the Alps to retake Italy from the armies of [the Chinese-Islamic Alliance].
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XXV. The Empire of Ogmios:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 47:1
The Gallic Ogmios will arise and be accompanied by so great a number that the Empire of his great law will extend from Europe to Asia.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 47:2
[He will challenge] the guilty ones recently elevated [The New World Order] and thereafter the blood of Innocents will be shed profusely.
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XXVI. Extraterrestrials, the War in Heaven and Wormwood:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 47:3
Then a great flood will come to destroy all libraries and historical records, which will suffer incalculable losses.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 47:4
This will happen to those of Aquilon by divine will. [A meteorite will be directed toward the Earth by an extraterrestrial civilization. It will land near Belgium and NATO headquarters.]

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 48:1
Once again, [Azazyel and the Watchers] will be bound and there will be a universal peace among humanity when the Church of Jesus Christ is delivered from all tribulation, which will begin shortly after the 21st century.
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XXVII. The Israeli and Palestinian War Leads to World War III:

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 48:2
Although the Palestinians will suffer, they mix honey with bile to seduce terrorism and war. But the real infidels will be those politicians and military-industrial leaders of Aquilon and the [New World Order] who used the Christian Church to launch a New Crusade and remodel the world in their image.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 48:3
The world will then approach a conflagration. Although according to my calculations, the world will not end. The course of time will go much further.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 49:1
In the Epistle that some years ago I wrote to my son César Nostradamus, I declared some points openly enough and without presage.

TRANSLATION: Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 49:2
But here, O Sire, are included several great and marvelous events which those who will come after me will see.
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XXVIII. The 20th Century Sino-Soviet Alliance:

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The persecution of the Christian people will have its origins in Communism when the Soviet Union and China become allies.

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The Peoples Republic of China will come into existence on October 1st, 1949. In June of 1960, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev and Chinese Communist leader Peng Zhen will make speeches at the Communist Party Congress in Romania announcing a split in Sino-Soviet relations.

Then Chinese leader Mao Zedong will tell Soviet Union leader Khrushchev that he has failed to confront the West.

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XXIX. The Rise of the Chinese-Islamic Alliance:

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These years accomplished, China will rise up and ally with an Islamic army. By the seduction of [a leader of the western military-industrial complex], who has forsaken his faith, Islamic militants will find their power and they will persecute the Christian church for three years.

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Religious warfare will cause the blood of true believers to flow everywhere.
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XXX. The New Xerxes:

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One of the horrible temporal Kings will be praised for the number of people he has had executed. He will shed more blood of innocent people of faith than anyone else known to have of wine:

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And this King will commit incredible crimes against the church. He will execute people in the public streets, and he will come to power after he leads a naval battle that will turn the sea red with blood.
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In the same year of great naval battles and the following year, a horrible plague will arise and be made worse by the famine that preceded it.

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This will be the great tribulation, and it will extend all through Italy and Spain, even leaving traces of its effect in South America.
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XXXII. The Third Antichrist and the New World Order:

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Thereupon the Third [Antichrist] the leader of Aquilon and the New World Order, hearing the cries of his people, will raise a might army and will pass through the Straits of Gibraltar and conquer the lands of the Mediterranean Sea occupied by the Chinese-Islamic army.

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But desolated and abandoned, he will find Rome destroyed after the Chinese-Islamic army has retreated, and the Old and New Testaments will be thrown out and burned.
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The third and last Antichrist will be the infernal prince. [Because of his war] all the Kingdoms of Christianity, and even of the Islamic people, will tremble for the space of twenty-five years.

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There will be more grievous wars and battles where towns and cities will be totally destroyed and women and children will be horribly slaughtered.
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XXXIV. The War in Heaven and an Extraterrestrial Warning:

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[By the technology and weapons given to the New World Order] by the Infernal Prince, Azazyel and the Watchers, so many evils will be committed that the entire world will be found undone and desolate.

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Before these events, [Extraterrestrial Spacecraft] will appear in the skies and announce, "now, now." [Their appearance will signify a coming nuclear attack and the opening of the Seven Seals.]
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After the twenty-seven years of war initiated by the Third Antichrist, there will begin another golden age.

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Hearing the affliction of the people of the Earth, [Extraterrestrial Beings] will capture Azayzel and the Watchers and bind them to the depths of the bottomless pit.

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A universal peace will start between the people of Earth and extraterrestrial civilizations and spiritual power will become a great force that will last for a thousand years, and then Azazyel and the Watchers will once again be unbound.
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XXXVI. The Most Powerful of All Kings Brings World Peace:

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The divine letters hold the code to the quatrains when adapted with the visible celestial bodies, namely when Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars and others are conjoined.

I would have given more accurate calculations but protecting the prophecies from those in power given to censure would have raised too many difficulties.

Therefore I had to withdraw my pen, and allow their meaning to rest in the darkness.


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O Most Powerful of all Kings too many ordinary and extraordinary events will occur, but they would not fit in this epistle.

But if I set forth a few prophecies clearly, you will come to comprehend certain horrible utterances that will occur because of divine fate.

So great is your grandeur and humanity before men, and your piety before the gods, that you will be sought out as the highest authority in all religion.


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But I shall only beseech you, O Most Clement King, by this your singular and prudent humanity, to understand rather the desire of my heart, and the sovereign wish I have to obey your Most Serene Majesty, ever since my eyes approached your solar splendor, than the grandeur of my labor can attain or acquire.

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Epistle To The Most Invincible Most Powerful and Most Christian Henri, King of France the Second: Michael Nostradamus, most humble and most obedient servant and subject, Victory and Happiness

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Before my sovereign observation, O most Christian and most victorious King, my face had been for a long time clouded until I presented myself in front of your immeasurable Majesty,

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Since I have remained perpetually dazzled, I do not cease to honor the worthy veneration of that day when I first presented myself before so singular and so humane a Majesty.

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But seeking for some occasion on which I would be able to manifest high heart and frank courage, by means there to obtain ample extension of the understanding of your most serene Majesty.

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But clairvoyance in effect was not possible for me to declare,

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Seized with my singular desire from so much long darkness and obscurity,

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Sudden clarity transported me in front of the face of the sovereign eye, and the premier Monarch of the Universe,

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I have long been in doubt as to whom I would dedicate these three remaining Centuries of my Prophecies completing the thousand,

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And after having cogitated for a long time on reckless audacity, I take to address your Majesty,

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For I was astonished, like those recounted by the most grave author Plutarch in the life of Lycurgus,

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Who were astonished at the offerings and presents made as sacrifices in the temples of the immortal gods of that time,

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And the one who is skillful who does not astound by setting enough fresh dedications dares not present inside the temples.

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Despite this, clairvoyance showed me your Royal splendor, accompanied by an incomparable humanity,

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I take to address it, just like those Kings of Persia, whom one was not permitted to stand before, nor approach.

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It is to a most prudent and wise Prince that I consecrate my nocturnal and prophetic calculations, composed rather out of natural instinct, accompanied by a poetic furor, rather than by the rules of poetry.

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The majority composed according to the calculations of Astronomy, corresponding to the years, months and weeks of the regions, countries, and the majority of villages and cities of all Europe, comprising Africa, and part of Asia, through the changes of regions, that will approach the majority of these areas, and composed also by my natural faculties:

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Some respond that would do well to blow their nose, the rhythm is easy, as the understanding is difficult. And that, O most humane King, the majority of the prophetic quatrains being extremely rough, that there is no way through them nor of interpreting them,

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Nevertheless I was hoping to leave a written record of the years, towns, cities, regions in which most of the events will come to pass, even those in the year 1585 and in the year 1606, commencing from the present time, which is March 14th, 1557, and passing all the way to the advent, which will take place following the commencement of the seventh millennium, where my profound weighing of astronomical calculations and other knowledge extend, when the adversaries of Jesus Christ and his Church commence to multiply greatly,

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The total I have composed and calculated during days and hours that were elected and well-disposed, and as accurate as was possible.

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And all when Minerva was free and not unfavorable, calculating nearly as many future events, as in ages passed, comprehensive of the present, and through the course of time for all the regions to be acquainted with the future, all written specifically by name, with nothing superfluous mixed in. How many people say: Concerning the future, no truth can be determined.

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It is quite true, Sire, that my natural instinct which is given by my ancestors, who not believing in presage and who adjusted and accorded natural instinct joined with long calculations, and emptied their center, their spirit, and their courage of all care, solicitude, and anger for a relaxed and tranquil spirit. All are key components to presage by means of the brass tripod.

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Some would attribute to me that which is as much mine as that which is not mine at all, eternal God alone is a thorough searcher of human courage, piety, justice, and mercy, and is the true judge, and it is to him I pray to defend me from the calumny of evil men, who would slanderously inquire how your ancient progenitors the Kings of France cured the scrofula, how other nations have cured the bite of serpents, how others have had a certain instinct for the art of divination, and others who would be too long to recount here.

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Despite those who cannot maintain the malignity of evil spirit as time elapses, after my earthly extinction my writings will be more vibrant than during my lifetime, however should my calculations of the ages fail, or not prove to be in accordance with everybody, please your imperial Majesty pardon me, protesting before God and his Saints that I have no pretentions in putting anything in the writing of the present Epistle, that is contrary to the true Catholic faith, conferring with Astronomical calculations alongside my own knowledge:

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Such is the space of time since the beginning for those who preceded us; I defer to be corrected by the sanest judgment, when the first man Adam led Noah by about 1 millennium, 2 centuries, 42 years (1,242 years),

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Not reckoning the time by the calculations of the Gentiles, as set in the writings of Varro: but solely and totally in accordance with the sacred Scriptures, and at the best of my feeble spirit and my Astronomical calculations.

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After Noah, and the universal deluge, came Abraham about 1 millennium 80 years (1080 years) later, who was a royal Astrologer, and according to some invented the Chaldean alphabet.

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After that came Moses by about 515 to 16 years (515 - 516 years),

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And between the time of David and of Moses, there was about 570 years,

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Then next between the time of David and the time of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, born of the unique Virgin (in accordance with some Chronographers), elapsed 1 millennium 3 centuries 50 years (1,350 years).

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Some may object that the calculation cannot be true, because it differs from that of Eusebius.

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And from the time of the human Redemption all the way to the detestable seduction of the Saracens, elapsed thereabouts 6 centuries and 21 years (621 years).

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From this one can easily add up the time that has passed.

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Although my calculations are not good and valid for all nations,

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They are all however calculated from celestial courses.

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From association of emotion infused during certain forsaken hours with the emotion of my ancient progenitors:

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But the offense of our time most serene King, requires that such secret affairs not be manifested except in enigmatic sentences, however having only one sense and unique meaning, with nothing ambiguous nor any amphibological calculation: but rather under a cloudy obscurity with a natural infusion approaching the sentence of one of the 1,002 Prophets, who have existed since the creation of the world, alongside the calculation and Punic Chronicle of Joel: I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and daughters will prophesy.

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But such Prophecy proceeds from the mouth of the Holy Ghost who has been the sovereign power eternally, adjoined with heaven some of this number have predicted great and marvelous events.

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As for myself I would never attribute such a title, no please God, I rightly confess that all comes from God, and render to Him thanks, honor and immortal praise,

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Without having mixed any divination proceeding from fate, but from God, nature, and for the most part accompanied by the movement of the celestial course, so much like the sight within the fiery mirror, through cloudy vision,

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The great events, sad, prodigious and calamitous adventures that in due time will fall upon the principal worshippers.

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First upon the temples of God, secondly upon those who sustained by the earth approach such decadence, with a thousand other calamitous events, which in the course of time will be known in the future.
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THE TIMELINE

I. The Great Dame:

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For God will regard the long sterility of the great Dame, who shortly afterwards will conceive two principal infants:

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But she being in peril, [as] she who is adjoined by the temerity of the era being in peril of death in her eighteenth [year], and will be unable to live beyond her thirty-sixth [year].

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She will leave three males and one female, and of these two will not have had the same father,

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II. The Four Children of the Great Dame Bring War to Europe:

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Of the three brothers there will be great differences, and then there will be unity and cooperation, that the three and four parts of Europe will tremble;

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For the youngest in age will sustain and augment the Christian monarchy: sects elevated and suddenly abased, Arabs retreat, Kingdoms united, new laws promulgated:

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III. The Empires of the Four Children at Their Zeniths:

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The oldest one will occupy the fierce crowned Lions, with their paws resting upon intrepid arms.

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The second deeply penetrates into the accompanied Latins, a second trembling path made and the furious one descends to the Great St. Bernard Pass.

To mount the Pyrenees, which will not be transferred to the ancient monarchy,

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The third will cause a great inundation of human blood, and not found for a long time [will be] Mars fasting.

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And the daughter will be given for the preservation of the Christian Church.

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IV. The Rise of Fascism and the Pagan Sect:

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Her dominator will fall into the pagan sect of the new infidels.

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Of her two children: one faithful, and the other unfaithful to the confirmation of the Catholic Church.

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V. The Pagan Sect and World War II:

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And the other, who to his great confusion and late repentance, will want to ruin her, will have three regions from extremely different leagues, namely, the Roman, the German and the Spaniard, will be of diverse sects [created] by military force.

The 50th to the 52nd degree o£ latitude will be left behind.

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And all will render homage to the remote ancient regions of Europe and Septentrion above the 48th parallel.

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First in vain timidity to tremble, but afterwards those to the west, south and east will tremble.

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VI. The Two Victors of World War II, the United States and Russia:

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Such will be their power, [that] what is forged in concord and union [will be] insuperable to warlike conquests.

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VII. The Beginning and End of the Cold War:

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In nature they will be equal, but greatly different in faith.

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After this the sterile Dame, of greater power than the second, will be received by two peoples.

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The first made obstinate by those who have had power over all, by the second…

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VI. The Rise of the New World Order and NATO's Expansion East:

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And by the third which will extend their forces towards the circuit of Eastern Europe…

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Where, in the Pannonias, they will be overthrown and succumb…

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VII. The Chinese-Islamic Invasion:

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And by marine sail extend to Sicily, the Adriatic through the Myrmidons and Germans to Adriatic Sicily.

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They will succumb totally and the Barbarian sect will be greatly afflicted and driven out of all the Latins,

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VIII. The Great Empire of the Third Antichrist and Extraterrestrials:

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The great Empire of the Antichrist will begin where Attila and the new Xerxes [will] descend in numbers great and countless…

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So many, the coming of the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the 48th degree, will make a transmigration, driving out the abomination of the Antichrist, making war upon the great vicar of Jesus Christ and against his Church, whose reign will be for a time and to the end of time.

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IX. Two Empires Precede the Empire of the Third Antichrist:

1A) The Beginning of the Soviet Empire:

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And this will be preceded by a solar eclipse more obscure and dark, than any since the creation of the world, except that after the death and passion of Jesus Christ.

And in the month of October a great movement and translation will be made and it will be such that one will think the earth has lost its natural movement and that it is to be plunged into the abyss of perpetual darkness.

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In the spring there will be the first omens, and thereafter in rapid succession, extreme changes, permutations of realms and mighty earthquakes.

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With the increase of the new Babylon, miserable daughter, augmented by the abomination of the first holocaust.

1B) The End of the Soviet Empire:

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It will last for only seventy-three years and seven months.

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IX. (Cont.) Two Empires Precede the Empire of the Third Antichrist:

2A) The Beginning of the American Empire:

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Then one will come forth from the stock which had for so long remained sterile, proceeding from the 50th degree, one who will renew the whole Christian Church.

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And then a great peace will be established, union and concord between children of the frontiers, who have gathered and separated from diverse realms.

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The instigator and promoter of military factions, born of the diversity of religions, will remain chained to the deepest pit.

2B) The Rise of the Rabid One and the End of the American Empire:

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And the kingdom of the Rabid one, who counterfeits the sage, will be united.

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And the countries, towns, cities, realms and provinces who will have abandoned their old customs to gain liberty, will have in fact enthralled themselves still more profoundly, causing them to secretly let go of their liberty.

And loosing faith in their perfect religion, they will begin to strike to the left, only to return to the right.

And replacing the sanctity, overcome long ago, of their pristine scriptures.

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X. The Rabid One Unleashes Gog and Magog:

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Thereafter the great dog will send forth the largest of mastiffs who will destroy all, as what had been previously perpetrated.

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Temples will be set up again as in ancient times, and the priest will be restored to his original position, and he will begin his whoring and luxury, and will commit a thousand offenses.

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XI. The Eve of Desolation, September 11th 2001:

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At the eve of another desolation, when she is atop her most high and sublime dignity, some potentates and warlords will confront her, and take away her two swords, and leave her only her insignia, whose curvature attracts them.

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The people will make him go to the right and will not wish to submit themselves to those of the opposite extreme with the hand acute, or who touch the ground to spur on.

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XII. The United States Military Coup d'état:

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Until there will be one born from a branch long sterile one, who will deliver the people of the world from this benign and voluntary servitude.

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Placing them under the protection of Mars, stripping Jupiter of all his honors and dignities, and establish himself in the free city [and] in another smaller mesopotamia.

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And the chief and governor cast out from the middle and hung up in the air, ignorant of the conspiracy of one of the conspirators with the second Thrasibulus, who for a long time will have directed all this.

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XIII. The Greatest Political Scandal in History:

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Then the impurities and abominations, will to great shame, be brought out and manifested in the darkness of the obscured light; [it] will cease towards the end of the change in reign.

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The chiefs of the Church will be backward in the love of God, and several of them will apostatize from the true faith.

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Of the three sects, that in the middle, because of its own partisans, will be somewhat thrown into decadence.

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The first will be totally undone in all of Europe and part of Africa by the third, by means of the poor in spirit who, aroused by madmen through libidinous luxury, [who] will adulterate.

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XIV. The Collapse of the World Economy and World Revolution:

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The supporting common people will rise up and chase out the adherents of the legislators.

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And the way realms will have been weakened by those of the Orient…

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It will seem that God the Creator has loosed Satan from the prisons of hell to give birth to the great Dog and Dogam…

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XV. Gog and Magog Unleash New Weapons:

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Who will make such an abominable breach in the Churches that neither the reds nor the whites without eyes nor hands will know what to make of it.

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Their power will be taken from them.

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XVI. A Worldwide Plague Kills Four Billion People:

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Then will commence a persecution of the Churches as never before seen.

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And meanwhile, there will appear so vast a plague that more than two thirds of the world will fail and decay

So many that one will be unable to ascertain the true owners of fields and houses, and weeds growing in city streets will rise higher than the knees.

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For the clergy there will be total desolation.

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XVII. The Chinese-Islamic Invasion of Israel and Europe:

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The warlords will usurp what is returned from the City of the Sun (Rome), from Malta and the Isles of Hyeres.

And there will be opened the great chain of the port which takes its name from the marine ox (Marseilles, France).

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And a new incursion will be made through the maritime shores, intending to deliver the Sierra Morena from the first Muslim recapture. And their assaults will not all be in vain,

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And the place which was once the abode of Abraham will be assaulted by persons who hold the Jovialists in veneration.

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And this city of ACHEM will be surrounded and assailed on all sides by a most powerful force of warriors.

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Their maritime forces will be weakened by the westerners, and great desolation will fall upon this realm.

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Its greatest cities will be depopulated and those who enter within will fall under the vengeance of the wrath of God.

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The sepulcher, the object of such great veneration, will for a long time remain in the open, exposed to the universal sight of the heavens, of the Sun and the Moon.

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The holy place will be converted into a stable for a herd small and large and adapted for profane substances.

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Oh what a calamitous affliction will befall pregnant women.

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XVIII. The Defeat of the Chinese-Islamic Alliance:

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And then the principal Oriental chief plus most of his stirred up people [will be] vanquished and put to death, and the survivors overwhelmed and scattered by [those of] the Scepter and the Westerners.

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And his children, offspring of many women will be imprisoned.

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And then will be accomplished the prophecy of the Royal Prophet, "Let him hear the groaning of the captives, that he might deliver the children of those doomed to die."

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XIX. The New World Order Takes Control:

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What great oppression will then fall upon the Princes and Governors of Kingdoms, especially those that are maritime and eastern, their language intermingled in a great society, the language of the Latins and Arabs, communicating via the North Africans.

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And all these Eastern Kings will be chased, overthrown and exterminated, but not altogether by means of the forces of the Kings of Aquilon, and close to the cycle [century], by means of three secretly united in searching for death by ambushes, one against the other;

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And then the Lords, two in number of Aquilon [will be] victorious over the Orientals, and there will be so great a noise and bellicose tumult that all the Orient will tremble in terror of those two brothers of Aquilon who are not yet brothers.

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XX. The Need to Distort the Timeline and the Clues to the Code:

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Through this discourse, Sire, I present these predictions almost in confusion, and when and in what order they will take place. For the chronology of time which follows, conforms little, if at all with what has been set forth, although it was determined by means of astronomy, and by other sources, even including Holy Scriptures, and thus cannot err. If I wanted to give each quatrain its dating in time, I could have done so. But it would not be agreeable to all, least of all those interpreting them, Sire, until Your Majesty granted me sufficient power to do so, lest calumniators be furnished with the opportunity to bite into me.

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Anyway, counting the years from the creation of the world up to the birth of Noah as one millennium and 506 years (1506 years).

And from the birth of Noah to the complete fabrication of the Ark at the approach of the universal deluge as 6 centuries (600 years),

(Let the years (dons?) be solar or lunar, or a mixture of the ten)

I hold that the Sacred Scriptures use solar years.

And at the end of these 6 centuries of years, Noah entered the Ark to be saved from the deluge:

And this deluge was universal and over the Earth, and lasted 1 year and 2 months.

And from the end of the flood to the birth of Abraham, 2 centuries 95 years passed (295 years).

And from the birth of Abraham up to the birth of Isaac, 100 years passed.

And from Isaac up to Jacob, 60 years elapsed.

From the time he entered Egypt and the time he came out, 1 century and 30 years passed (130 years).

Between Jacob's entry into Egypt and the Exodus, 4 centuries and 30 years passed (430 years).

And from the Exodus out of Egypt up to the building of the Temple by Solomon, 4 centuries and 80 years passed (480 years).

And from the building of the Temple up to Jesus Christ according to the calculations of the hierographs 4 centuries and 90 years passed (490 years).

And so by this calculation that I have made, derived from the Sacred letters, this is around 4 millennium 1 century and 73 years and 8 months (4,173 years 8 months), more or less.

Of Jesus Christ there is such a diversity of sects, I will not go beyond,

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The reckoning and calculations of the present prophecies are all according to the order of the chain which contains its revolution, all by astronomical doctrine, and according to my natural instinct,

And after a time and within the time comprising Saturn's turn to enter on 7 April until 25 August,

Jupiter on 14 June until 7 October,

Mars from 3 February until the 27th, after that, from 1 June until the 24th, and from 25 September until 16 October,

Saturn in Capricorn,

Jupiter in Aquarius,

Mars in Scorpio,

Venus in Pisces,

Mercury about a month in Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces,

The Moon in Aquarius,

The head of the dragon in Libra: its tail in its opposite sign following a conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury with a quadrature aspect of Mars and Mercury, and the head of the dragon will commence with a conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter;

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The year without an eclipse will be peaceful. But not everywhere. It will mark the commencement of what will long endure.

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XXI. The End of the Monarchies and the Times of the Three Antichrists:

1) The French Revolution and the Rise of the First Antichrist, Napoleon:

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For commencing this year will be a greater persecution of the Christian Church than it has ever experienced in Africa,

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And this will last until the year 1792, which they believe will mark a renewal of time.

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2) The Italian Revolution and the End of the Monarchy in Italy:

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After this the Roman people will begin to re-establish themselves, and to chase away some obscure shadows and recovering a bit their ancient splendor. But not without great division and continual changes.

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XXII. The Rome-Berlin Axis and the Rise of Fascism:

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Thereafter Venice, in great force and power, will raise its wings so very high, not far short than the might of ancient Rome.

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At that time the great sails of Byzantium, associated with the Ligurians (Genoa, Italy) and through the support and power of Aquilon will hinder them so that the two Cretans will be unable to retain their Faith.

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The arks built by the Warriors of ancient times will accompany them to the waves of Neptune.

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In the Adriatic there will be great discord, and that which is united will be split apart;

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To a house will be reduced that which formerly was, and is, a great city, including the PAMPOTAMIA and Mesopotamia of Europe at 45, and others of 41, 42, and 37 degrees.

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XXIII. The Rise of the Second Antichrist, Adolf Hitler:

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And at this time and in those countries the infernal power will employ against the Church of Jesus Christ, the power of the adversaries (of) the law, which will be the Second Antichrist,

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Who will persecute that Church and its true vicar, by means of the power of temporal Kings.

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Who in their ignorance will be seduced by a language which will cut more deeply than any sword in the hands of a madman.

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XXIV. The End of World War II and the Rise of the Third Antichrist:

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The said reign of the Antichrist will last only to the determination of him who was born near the age,

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And of the other one of the city of Lyon, accompanied by the elected of MODONE FLUCY, through Ferrara, maintained by the Adriatic Ligurians and the proximity of great Sicily.

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Then the mountains of Jupiter (the Alps, Great St. Bernard Pass) shall be passed.

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XXV. The Empire of Ogmios:

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The Gallic Ogmios will be accompanied by so great a number that the Empire of his great law will extend very far.

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For some time thereafter the blood of the Innocents will be shed profusely by the guilty ones recently elevated:

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XXVI. Extraterrestrials, the War in Heaven and Wormwood:

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Then because of great floods, the memory of things contained in these instruments will suffer incalculable loss, even letters:

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This will happen to those of Aquilon by divine will.

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Once again Satan will be bound. And there will be established universal peace among humans, and the Church of Jesus Christ will be delivered from all tribulation,

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XXVII. The Israeli and Palestinian War Leads to World War III:

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Although the Philistines would like to mix the honey of bile, and their pestilent seduction; and this will be near the seventh millenary, when the sanctuary of Jesus Christ will no longer be trodden down by the infidels who will come from Aquilon.

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The world approaches a great conflagration, although, according to calculations in my prophecies, the course of time runs much further.

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In the Epistle that some years ago I wrote to my son Caesar Nostradamus, I declared some points openly enough and without presage.

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But here, O Sire, are included several great and marvelous events which those who will come after me will see.

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XXVIII. The 20th Century Sino-Soviet Alliance:

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And during this astrological calculation, conferred with the sacred scriptures, the persecution of the Ecclesiastical people will have its origin in the power of the Kings of Aquilon united with the Easterners.

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And this persecution will last eleven years, or somewhat less, for than the principal King of Aquilon will fail.

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XXIX. The Rise of the Chinese-Islamic Alliance:

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These years accomplished, his southern ally will arise, who will again persecute with greater severity the people of the Church for the space of three years through the seduction of the apostatizing one who will hold absolute power in the Church militant,

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And the holy people of God, keeping to his law, and the whole order of religion will be persecuted and afflicted, in such a measure that the blood of true ecclesiasts will flow everywhere,

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XXX. The New Xerxes:

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And one of the horrible temporal Kings will be so highly praised by his adherents because he will have shed more blood of innocent ecclesiasts than anyone else known to have of wine:

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And this King will commit incredible crimes against the church, human blood will flow through the public streets and temples like water after a driving rain, reddening with blood the nearby rivers, and through another naval battle he will cause the ocean to be reddened, such that one King will say to another: Naval battles have caused the sea to blush.

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XXXI. The Great Plague and the Tribulation:

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Then in the same year, and in the following there will ensue the most horrible pestilence, and made more stupendous by the famine which preceded it,

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And such great tribulations that will never have occurred since the first foundation of the Christian Church and covering all the regions of the Latins. Leaving vestiges of its effect in some countries of the Spanish.

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XXXII. The Third Antichrist and the New World Order:

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Thereupon the third King of Aquilon hearing the cries of the people of his principal title, will raise a very mighty army, and will pass through the straits of his predecessors and ancestors, and will recoup most of it into his possession, and the great vicar in the cap will be returned to his original state.

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But desolated and abandoned by all, he will turn to find the Holy of Holies destroyed by paganism, and the Old and New Testaments will be thrown out and burned.

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XXXIII. The Twenty-Five Year Reign of the Third Antichrist:

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After that the antichrist will be the infernal prince, again for the last time, all the Kingdoms of Christianity, and even of the infidels, will tremble for the space of twenty-five years,

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And there will be more grievous wars and battles, and there will be towns, cities, castles and all other edifices will be burned, desolated, and destroyed, with great effusion of vestal blood, violations of married women and widows, and sucking children dashed and broken against the walls of towns.

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XXXIV. The War in Heaven and an Extraterrestrial Warning:

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By the means of Satan, Infernal Prince, so many evils will be committed that the entire world will be found undone and desolate.

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Before these events many rare birds will cry in the air. Now, now, and sometime later vanish.

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XXXV. The End of the Tribulation and a New Golden Age:

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And after this has endured for a long time, there will be almost renewed another reign of Saturn, and golden age.

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Hearing the affliction of his people, God the Creator will command that Satan be cast into the abyssal depths of the bottomless pit, and be bound there;

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And then will commence between God and men a universal peace, and for around a space of a thousand years will remain bound and ecclesiastical power will become a great force, and then [Satan will be] unbound.

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XXXVI. The Most Powerful of All Kings Brings World Peace:

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All these figures represent the adaptation of the divine letters with the visible celestial bodies, namely Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars and others conjoined, as can be plainly seen in some of the quatrains.

I would have calculated more profoundly and integrated them further, O Most Serene King, but some given to censure would raise difficulties,

Therefore, I withdraw my pen to nocturnal repose

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Many events, O Most powerful of all Kings, both ordinary and extraordinary are to transpire soon, but we neither could nor would we fit them all into this epistle;

But to comprehend certain horrible utterances of divine fate a few must be set forth.

So great is your grandeur and humanity before men, and your piety before the gods, that you alone are worthy of the title Most Christian King. And of being the one to whom the highest authority in all religion should be deferred.

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But I shall only beseech you, O Most Clement King, by this your singular and prudent humanity, to understand rather the desire of my heart, and the sovereign wish I have to obey your Most Serene Majesty, ever since my eyes approached your solar splendor, than the grandeur of my labor can attain or acquire.

From Salon, this 27th of June 1558

Written by Michael Nostradamus of Salon-de-Crau, Provence.

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