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Nostradamus life
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Nostradamus life

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A presentation about Nostradmus's life.

A presentation about Nostradmus's life.

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  1. Nostradamus Author or prophecies
  2. Childhood <ul><li>Born Michel de Nostredame on Dec. 14 th , 1503 in the South of France </li></ul><ul><li>Youngest of eight children </li></ul><ul><li>Father was a grain dealer. Originally Jewish, converted to Catholicism </li></ul><ul><li>Not a lot of things are known for certain concerning Nostradamus’ childhood … </li></ul>
  3. Childhood Cont. <ul><li>Said to have been educated by his maternal great-grandfather (while others say that he passed away when young Nostradamus was one-year-old). </li></ul><ul><li>It is for certain, however, that Nostradamus entered the University of Avignon to study for his baccalaureate </li></ul><ul><li>The university closed a year later due to the plague </li></ul>
  4. Facing Troubles <ul><li>Worked as an apothecary in 1529 after Avignon was closed down </li></ul><ul><li>Entered the University of Montpelier to study for his doctorate in medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, expelled from the university when administration found out that Nostradamus had been working as an apothecary </li></ul><ul><li>Continued to work as an apothecary and became famous for creating the Rose Pill . Said to protect from the plague </li></ul>
  5. Marriage <ul><li>In 1531, invited by Jules-Cesar Scaliger, a leading Renaissance scholar, to Agen </li></ul><ul><li>Met his wife there (whose name is still under dispute) and she bore him two children </li></ul><ul><li>Three years later, Nostradamus’ wife and two children passed away as victims of the Plague </li></ul><ul><li>Spent several years working with physicians trying to find cures for the plague </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually remarried in 1547 to a rich widow, Anne Ponsarde, and had six children </li></ul>
  6. The Seer <ul><li>Started to move away from medicine and towards the occult </li></ul><ul><li>Decided to write an almanac for 1550 </li></ul><ul><li>Along with the release of his first almanac, Nostradamus Latinized his name. </li></ul><ul><li>Almanac proved to be a success and started to write one for each following year </li></ul><ul><li>All together, the almanacs contain 6,338 prophecies </li></ul><ul><li>Most of them are failed predictions </li></ul>
  7. Prophecies <ul><li>Began writing a book of one thousand quatrains. These are the prophecies that Nostradamus is famous for today </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed reactions with the public </li></ul><ul><li>Some believed Nostradamus to be a servant of evil and a fake </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine de Medicis, queen of France, was one of Nostradamus’ greatest supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Summoned him to Paris and had him draw up horoscopes for each of her children </li></ul>
  8. The Final Years <ul><li>By 1566, Nostradamus’ gout made any type of movement extremely difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing that the end was year, bequeathed all of his money (about $300,000) to his wife </li></ul><ul><li>On July 2 nd , 1566, found dead next to his bed </li></ul>

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