Here are the sequence of the events
leading to the Third World War and taking place during the war, based on the quatrains of Nostradamus and similar prophecies of other people.
Eventually, the events may turn out to be very different. The comments below
the quatrains are based on the current geopolitical scenario but
some events which are not commensurate with the current situation may
unfold later on. I will try to update as the situation changes.
extinguished, the world becomes smaller, for a long time the lands will be inhabited
peacefully. People will travel safely through the sky, land and seas : then wars will
start up again
This quatrain is considered to be the quatrain which indicate
the start of WW-III. The scenario described in this quatrain is definitely a
modern world scenario as is describes air travel. Air travel became
commercially available only after WW-II. World is a small place now with
ease of communications. Antibiotics helped man to get rid of many incurable
diseases. But, Nostradamus says, wars will start up again.
Alternatively, this might describe a period of unparalleled peace
predicted after WW-III when the Great Monarch will reign, till the "End of the World".
In those times
and places that meat gives way to fish the law of commune will be opposed. The old order
will hold strong, then removed from the scene, then all things common among friends put
already seen this prophecy coming true. During the early 1990s in Soviet Union and
Communist Europe (in those times and places), when the economic condition in these
countries deteriorated (meat gave way to fish), Communism (the law of commune) was opposed
by the people. The old leaders indeed tried to hold on but ultimately were removed from
powers. Ultimately Communism (all things common among friends - equality among friends -
comrades) collapsed. This prophecy was understood even before its accomplishment by many
interpreters. But the instability caused by collapse of USSR and the
resulting unipolar world may indirectly be the cause of
the next great war.
The year 1999 and September month, from the sky will come the great King of
Terror. He will awaken the great king of the Angolmois. Before and after
Mars to reign by good luck.
On 11th September 2001, terrorists crashed three jumbo jets on
the World Trade Center twin towers in New York and on Pentagon bringing the
towers down and causing damage to the Pentagon in the biggest ever terror attack
this world has seen. "King of Terror", the ultimate form of terrorism indeed
came from the sky that day. The date on which this event took place was two years
after 1999 but the quatrain describes the rest of the events wonderfully. It
is said that prophesized dates often do not come true as the exact time of
any event depends on human free will. "King of Angolmois", probably means
the King of America (Anglomois?) i.e the US President, who "awakened" to the scourge of
terrorism and started his "War on Terror". USA had good luck in the wars
(Mars - the God of War) that followed in Afghanistan and in Iraq.
The horrible war which is being prepared in the West, The following year will come the pestilence
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast (will survive), Blood, fire
Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.
The attack against Iraq by USA, Britain and the
western coalition forces, opposed by most Islamic countries, might turn out to be the
precursor to the WW-III and will obviously be a war "prepared in the West". Nostradamus says that in the following year,
(2004?) pestilence will spread. This may point to a possible terrorist
attack on the USA and other allied countries in the following year, this
time using Biological, Chemical or Radiological weapons of mass destruction.
The attack is likely to be on a gigantic proportion, leading to deaths in
thousands. Maybe Anthrax and/or other Biological Warfare agents will spread
out of control, in such a manner that people - young and old and also animals
will die. Anthrax infects human and animals alike.
However, if we go by the astrological configuration provided
in this quatrain and interpret "Blood, fire, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in
France" as meaning that Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will be in the same
constellation, then we can find that all these planets will be in Virgo in
September 2004, Libra in November 2006 and Scorpius in December 2006. These
planets will again be conjoined in Sagittarius in December 2008, in
Capricorn in February 2009 and in Pisces in April 2011. So, this is by no
means a rare conjunction and no specific time period can be derived from
this quatrain alone, unless there is a different interpretation for the last
[II.62] Mabus then will
then soon die, there will come
of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance, hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the
comet will run.
The question is who is Mabus? There are
two interpretations doing rounds these days. 1. If we
unscramble the word, we can write it as "Usamb" very close to "Usama
actual pronunciation in Arabic of what we call Osama.
It seems to indicate that Osama bin Laden will die, probably due to
bombing or due to attack of ground forces or even by suicide after being
may never be captured alive by USA. 2. Some say, Mabus is Saddam
(read backwards, it spells "sudam" after some alteration). The
"horrible rout" of people as well as beasts indicate not death due to war
but due to some disease. This might be the same event described in the
IX.55, the death of people and animals due to Anthrax or other Weapons of
Mass Destruction which will spread like wildfire. "Then suddenly one will see
vengeance" - vengeance by whom? Most likely by the Islamic terrorists
to avenge Osama's or Saddam's death and USA's war against terror in
Afghanistan and Iraq. There will be another
sudden and widespread terrorist attack. The nature of this attack is not mentioned [Sollog, the modern time controversial prophet said,
terrorists will explode suitcase nuclear weapons in Israel (Tel Aviv), USA (Washington
DC) and Europe (Rome)].
The repeated threats of Osama and
Mullah Omar comes to mind. At the same time
a comet will suddenly be seen in the sky, advancing towards the earth, and
ultimately striking it, resulting in devastation. It is possible that "Mabus"
is neither Osama nor Saddam but it might be the name of some important Muslim leader e.g.
Mohammad ABU Salem or Mahammad Abbas (the new Prime
Minister of Palestine) etc. who dies just before WW-III starts.
[VI.97] The sky will
burn at 5 and 40 degrees, fire approaches the great New City. Immediately a huge, scattered
flame leaps up when they want to have proof of the Normans
Probably this quatrain describes a nuclear attack on the USA near the New York city, which is at 40.5 degrees
OR this might describe the burning fragment of a comet which will
strike the earth (described later) during WW-III and probably the New York
However, this is also a fairly accurate description of the attack on the
World Trade Center. The connection to the French is not clear yet. The word
"proof" might be related to the proof required for establishing involvement
of Osama Bin Laden in the September 11 attack or the subsequent attack
on USA using WMD and such a proof will be provided by France.
Volcanic fire from the center of the earth
will cause trembling around the new city: Two great rocks will make war for
a long time. Then Arethusa will redden a new river.
This may describe an earthquake in New York. The timing is
not definite. But the description of "two great rocks making war" is an
excellent explanation about how earthquakes happen when continental shelfs
around faults collide and slide against each other.
of the World near the New City, in the road of the hollow mountains. It will
be seized and plunged in the tank, forced to drink water poisoned with sulphur
Probably describes the terrorist attack near New York (New City)
at Manhattan island where World Trade Center (hollow mountains) collapsed
due to a terrorist attack with hijacked planes. The resulting debris and
dust of asbestos and glass polluted the whole of New York city. However, if a
WMD attack on
New York takes place, this might also refer to that. "Garden of the World
near the New City" may refer either to Central Park or to New Jersey
which is called the "Garden State". "in the road of the hollow
mountains." is further reference of what Nostradamus might have envisioned
of Central Park's proximity to Manhattan. "It will be seized and plunged
into the tank" refers to an event of "great catastrophe" perhaps terrorists
plan to detonate a nuclear bomb in Central Park. The final line, "forced to
drink water poisoned with sulphur "is his metaphor meaning that the water
supply around the blast zone, "Central Park" is poisoned as a result.
(Thanks to Jim Torino for this interpretation.)
[X.96] The Religion of the name of the seas will
Against the sect of the son of "Adaluncatif": The stubborn, lamented sect
will be afraid of the two wounded by A and A.
The religion of
the name of the seas may be "Hindu". The word Indian came from the word
Hindu and Indians call the Indian Ocean "Hind Mahasagar (Ocean)" and India
as "Hindustan", literally meaning the land of the Hindus. No other major
religion has any remote connection in its name with any ocean. "Adaluncatif"
- whatever or whoever this is, this surely is a Muslim sounding name. The sect of the son of Adaluncatif is then Islam. "The
stubborn, lamented sect" - Nostradamus's way of describing Islam). "A & A" - the name of
the person "Adaluncatif" contains these initial alphabets. May be some thing
like Acdun-al-Atif (Abdul-al-Atif?) or something close. What is apparent is
that "Adaluncatif" - a Muslim will carry out an attack against the
people whose religion is of the name of the seas (probably Hindus) who, in
turn, will then retaliate causing the Muslims to fear them. This might indicate a future
attack on two senior Indian leaders by Islamic Terrorists, which will injure
the two leaders, but will fail to kill them. These leaders will then order
retaliatory attacks on Pakistan, which will cause fear among them.
Ultimately, India will win the war against Pakistan.
Sun twentieth of Taurus the earth will tremble very mightily, It will ruin
the great theater filled: To darken and trouble air, sky and land, then the
infidel will call upon God and saints
A great earthquake will occur during the
period May-June and will ruin a great city. Could this be the result of the
Comet-strike? The air and sky can be darkened because of the dust which is
generated when the fragments of the comet strike earth. There is nothing to indicate
the exact year when it will take place. But the last line associates this with
some kind of holy war or jihad maybe? This agrees with the general idea from
other quatrains that Eastern forces will attack Europe after the
[V.55] In the
fortunate country of Arabia will be born one powerful in the laws of Mahomet. He will
trouble Spain and conquer Grenada and most of Italy from the sea
Envisages that an Arab leader will conquer
Spain and Italy, coming from the sea, during the war. This is probably be
the leader who will lead the Islamic coalition.
The Arab Prince Mars, Sun, Venus, Leo,
The rule of the Church will succumb by sea: Towards Persia very nearly a
million men, the true serpent will invade Byzantium and Egypt.
The war on Iraq and its occupation by the
western forces will
generate widespread discontent in the Arab world. As a result, the pro-west ruling
royal family in Saudi Arabia will be overthrown by a charismatic leader, who
himself will come from a Arab royal family. (Osama bin Laden is also an Arab
prince). This will unleash a chain of events in the Arabic and Islamic
world. Governments in two other pro-western countries, Turkey and Egypt,
will fall as a direct result of this event and hardliners will come into
power in these countries. Similar thing will also happen in Iran, where the
hardliners will capture power following an invasion by the Saudi Prince
after toppling the govt. of Khatami, the present President. Thus, in one
stroke, the oil wealth of the world will fall in the hands of Islamic
hardliners along with a huge cache of conventional and non-conventional
weapons accumulated by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Iran over the years,
which is the nightmare scenario for USA and the west. Shortly thereafter,
the attack on Italy and Vatican will take place by a fleet traveling across
the sea. This chain of events has also been described in the Islamic
prophecies (in the Hadeeths) too -
Nafi' ibn 'Utbah said : "The Prophet (S)
said, 'You will attack Arabia, and Allah will enable you to conquer it. Then
you will attack Persia, and Allah will enable you to conquer it. Then you
will attack Rome, and Allah will enable you to conquer it. Then you will
attack the Dajjal, and Allah will enable you to conquer him.'"
[IV.50] Libra will be seen to reign in the West, holding the rule over the skies and
the earth. No one will see the strength of Asia destroyed until seven holds
the hierarchy in succession
Before WW-III the west will be powerful -
Libra signifies balance of power, but Asia will also be strong. The great
war (WW-III) lasts till 2007 (seven) when the strength of Asia will be
[II.5] When weapons
and documents are enclosed in a fish, out of it will come a man who will then make war.
His fleet will have traveled far across the sea to appear near the Italian shore.
A Muslim (probably Libyan) leader will travel
to Italy by his Submarine crossing the Mediterranean sea along with his army
to fight against them.
[I.9] From the Orient will come
the African heart to trouble Hadrie and the heirs of Romulus, accompanied by
the Libyan fleet, the temples of Malta trembling and the neighboring isles
The Eastern forces along with the Libyan
forces will come by sea to attack Italy, Malta and neighboring islands.
Malta is a mere 400 Kms. from Tripoli.
[II.30] One who the infernal
gods of Hannibal will cause to be reborn, terror of mankind never more
horror nor the papers tell of worse days in the past than will come to the
Romans through Babel.
A frightening leader from North Africa
will come to Italy and lead the eastern forces in their victory over the
eagle is united with the cock at Savona, the eastern sea and Hungary. The army at Naples,
Palermo, the marches of Ancona, Rome and Venice a great outcry by the Arab
Combined US and French forces will try to
confront the Eastern forces in Italy, but still the eastern forces will move into and
conquer the whole of Italy.
Palermo and all of Sicily will be uninhabited through Arab hands. Corsica Salerno and the
island of Sardinia, hunger, plague, war the end of extended evils
A further description of the eastern
invasion of Italy and destruction of major Italian cities by Arabs.
[II.81] Through fire from the
sky the city almost burned: The floods threatens Deucalion again: Sardinia
vexed by the African fleet, after Libra will leave Leo
Burning chunks from the Comet striking
earth will destroy European cities. Italy will face widespread floods,
similar to the proportion of Noah's flood, when a piece of comet strikes
Mediterranean Ocean, resulting in huge tidal waves. After sometime, the
Arab-North African fleet will attack Sardinia and then Europe, taking
advantage of the already devastated and defenseless Europe.
[VII.19] The fort at
Nice will not engage in combat, it will be overcome by shinning metal. This deed will be
debated for a long time, strange and fearful for the citizens
The city of Nice will be conquered by a
new weapon ("shinning metal") without giving the inhabitants a chance of
combat. A pointer that new weapons will help decide the course of war.
[II.96] A burning
torch will be seen in the sky at night near the end & source of Rh‘ne.
Famine & weapon; help provided too late, Persia will turn & invade Macedonia.
... says that Iran will invade the Balkans
during the war. The burning torch is probably the
comet or a burning piece of it, about the strike the earth. The
Allies (the West) will be unable to provide help in time to its forces.
[III.64] The Persian
leader will fill up great Spain. A fleet of Ship against the Islamic force will gather,
Persia will destroy Cyclades:then a long wait in the great Ionian harbour.
Troops from Iran will further advance
to join the Arabs in Spain. Military gains for Iran before being challenged
by allied forces.
French discord and negligence an opening shall be given to Mohammedans. The land will be
soaked in blood and the port of Marseilles covered with ships and sails
Some sort of French indecision will pave
the way for the eastern forces to enter France. France will pay heavily for
this error with ships and human life destroyed.
[I.73] France because of
negligence assailed on five sides, Tunis, Algiers stirred up by Persians:
Leon, Seville, Barcelona having failed, for the Venetians there will be no
Because of the French indecision, France
will be attacked from five sides by the Eastern forces led by Iran. Spain
will not be able to help and of course the Italian Navy has been destroyed
by this time by the tidal wave resulting from the comet strike.
[I.72] The inhabitants of
Marseilles completely changed, flight and pursuit up to near Lyons. Narbonne,
Toulouse wronged by Bordeaux: Killed and captives nearly a million.
Nearly one million people will be killed
or captured in France during the war. All people will flee from Marseilles.
Eastern forces will pursue them upto Lyons.
[II.4] From Monaco to near
Sicily the entire coast will remain desolated: There will remain there no
suburb, city or town not pillaged and robbed by the Barbarians.
The eastern forces, after defeating the
western army will
rob and pillage
all the coastal cities of Europe. By this time the original inhabitants have
already fled these cities.
[III.78] The leader
from the Scotland with six Germans will be captured by Eastern seamen. They will pass
Gibraltar and Spain, presented to the new dreadful leader in Iran
Eastern Naval forces will capture the
leader of Scotland and six Germans during the war and take him as a prisoner
in Iran and present him before the new Iranian leader. The leader of
Scotland may mean someone from the British Royal Family who is in the Army
or Navy and is part of the western allied forces.
In a black
head-dress the Arab fights, blood shed, Dalmatia trembles. The great IshmaŽl will make
his post, frogs tremble under aid from Portugal
Arab forces will land in Dalmatia - the coastal area of the Balkans. A leader named IshmaŽl
will lead them. Submarines and ships of eastern forces will be harassed by Portuguese
Campania, Sienna, Florence and Tuscany, it will not rain a drop for six months and nine
days. A foreign language will be spoken in Dalmatia, it will overrun the country,
devastating the land
Italy will face a great drought after the
Comet strike. Eastern
shores of Adriatic will be attacked by the foreign forces, overrunning,
occupying and destroying the
If France, you
cross the Adriatic, you will find your self besieged among islands and seas. Mahomet
against you, more so the Adriatic, you will gnaw the bones of horses and asses
This describes a failed expedition of the
French in the Adriatic sea. The French fleet capitulates both due to the
eastern resistance and nature's ire - most probably due to the tidal waves
following the comet striking the Ocean.
[II.86] Wreck for the fleet near the Adriatic
Sea: The land trembles stirred up upon the air placed on land: Egypt
trembles Mahometan increase, the Herald is sent to call out for surrender
The western fleet is wrecked in the
Adriatic Sea. An earthquake occurs. Both of these events may arise from
pieces of the Comet striking the earth and the sea. The Islamic army sends message to the
western forces asking them to surrender.
[II.72] French army troubled in Italy, on all
sides conflict and great loss: Romans fled, O France repelled! Near the
Ticino, Rubicon uncertain battle.
The French forces will face trouble while
fighting the eastern forces in Italy. Both the Italian forces and the French
forces will retreat.
[V.49] Not from Spain
but from ancient France will he be elected for the trembling Ship. He will make a promise
to the enemy who will cause great plague during his reign
...mentions that a Pope will be elected
from France defeating his competitor from Spain. This will probably happen
after the present Pope dies before or during the start of the WW-III. The war at that point is yet to reach Italy,
but is nearing. He will make some kind of promise to his enemy, maybe a
peace treaty, but it
appears that it will not be fruitful as during his reign war will start.
It may be mentioned that the present Pope, Pope John Paul II is the only
non-Italian Pope in recent history. No Pope ever came from France.
appearance of the fake holiness, the seat will be betrayed to the enemies, in the night
when they thought to sleep safely; the people of Liege will march near Brabant
The election of the French Pope will not
be a smooth one. Other prophecies indicate that some Cardinals will elect a
rival Pope and a schism will arise in Vatican. Nostradamus says that this anti-Pope will betray
Vatican to the invading troops, probably by trying to cut out a peace deal
celibate will die three leagues from Rome, the two nearest flee the oppressed monster.
When Mars will take up his horrible throne, the Cock, the Eagle of France & the Three
During the war in Italy and France, a Pope
named Paul will die near Rome while other Cardinals flee to safety. This
Paul is probably the anti-Pope, who inspite of compromising with the invaders will die in their
hands during the war. At the same time France will be engulfed in war.
Alternatively, Pope John Paul II
will die some distance away from Rome, probably assassinated, and the two
successor Popes (rival Popes as described above) will try to flee when the
[II.93] Very near the Tiber presses death:
Shortly before great inundation: The chief of the ship taken, thrown into
the bilge: Castle, palace in conflagration.
The Pope or the Anti-Pope is captured and
put to death near Rome. A great flood will occur at the same time - most
probably resulting from the tidal waves arising out of the Comet strike. The St.
Angelo Castle and the Vatican Palace burned down by the invading army.
powers of three temporal kings, the sacred seat will be put in another place, where the
substance of the body and the spirit will be restored and received as the true seat
Before the Comet strikes earth, the French Pope
will escape to safety,
probably to the USA, helped by USA, UK and France and the Papal seat at Vatican
will be shifted to the US and will be recognized as the true seat and the
Pope as true Pope. The Anti-Pope will still be in Vatican, but will die
later. In my opinion a French Cardinal named Poupard Paul
(born 30.08.1930) or Roger Etchegaray
(born 25.9.1922) is the likely candidate for Papal Seat.
In the land of the great heavenly temple, a
nephew at London is murdered through false peace. The ship will then be
schismatic, false liberty will be shouted abroad
When troubles are going on in Vatican over
the Papacy, a notable person's nephew, probably someone from the Royal
family, will be murdered while
attending peace talks. Inspite of this, it will be said that the peace talk
is a success. This has some bearing on the events leading to
The great star
will burn for seven days and the cloud will make the sun appear double. The large mastiff
will howl all night when the great pontiff changes his abode
The appearance of double sun probably
refers to the
Comet which will appear around this time suddenly and then collide with
Earth. At the time Rome will continue to be
on fire. The French Pope will be evacuated to the US for his safety before
the Comet strikes. Nightly
Air-raid sirens will sound like a big dog howling throughout the night.
[I.69] The great mountain, seven stadia round, after peace, war, famine, flooding.
It will spread far, drowning great countries, even antiquities and their
Here the actual Comet-Strike is
described. A round comet or meteor one mile (seven stadia) wide, as big as a
mountain will hit an ocean causing giant tidal wave leading to devastation
and submergence of many countries. From other quatrains, it seems that the
Comet will break up in several pieces and large parts will strike the
Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans and the lands in Europe and USA causing
tidal waves, floods, earthquakes and raining of burning fragments on cities
and forests. From the description "antiquities", it seems that
countries with "old" cultures like Greece, Italy etc. will be severely hit. A similar prophecy is there in the Biblical Book of Revelations 8:8
and 8:9 and in several other prophecies including those of
The effects of the comet-strike on the course of WW-III has been discussed
separately in the page
WW-III : When the Comet will run.
[II.43] During the appearance of the bearded
star, the three great princes will be made enemies: Struck from the sky,
peace earth quaking, Po, Tiber overflowing, serpent placed upon the shore.
Another reference to the Comet which
strikes the earth when the war is going on. There will be earthquake and
floods all over, particularly in Italy. Still, the war will continue.
Empire will come to Germany, the Arabs will find open places; the asses will also want
Carmania, the supporters completely covered with earth.
The invasion of Europe will now engulf
Germany as the eastern forces move in without any opposition. All the resistance will crumble.
The Church of
God will be persecuted, and the holy temples will be pillaged; the mother will put out the
child, naked in a shift. The Arabs will ally with the Poles
With the general description of war
in Europe, this quatrain has a strange twist that Arabs will ally with
Poland, showing that this war is not simply an East-West war but has complex
geopolitical equations. Some prophecies indicate that Russia will start
attacking Europe and China will start attacking Asia at the same time.
Maybe, Poland will side with Russia and subsequently for an alliance with
the invading Arab forces to go against the western coalition.
Near Sorbia in
order to assail Hungary, the herald of Brudes will come to warn them. The Byzantine chief,
Salona of Slavonia, he will come to convert then to Arab law
The eastern forces which now occupies
Slovenia will move into Serbia to attack Hungary. Here the name to the
leader is mentioned. Going by the techniques used by Nostradamus this is probably an anagram or a
close sounding word of the actual name.
of earth at Mortara the tin island of St. George half sunk; drowsy with peace, war will
arise, at Easter in the temple abysses opened
The tin island is Great Britain - where
tin is mined, St. George is the patron saint of England. This quatrain
specifies that during the war natural calamity will strike Britain.
Earthquakes would strike it and sea water will flood a large area. It can be
assumed from here that the floods (tidal waves) and earthquakes in Britain
will result from the Comet striking the earth and as a result, Britain will
be "half-sunk" i.e. all places except the highlands of Scotland.
army will depart from Europe and join up close to the submerged island. The D'Arton
fleet folds up its standard, the navel of the world takes over from a
Here D'Arton is probably an
anagram of NATO. After losing the war in Europe and suffering devastation
due to the tidal waves arising out of the Comet-strike, the remaining NATO
fleet will assemble near England, which by then is partially submerged by
sea water before fleeing to the US
leaving Europe. The French Pope will leave with them, leaving the "navel of the
world" Vatican to the Anti-Pope or the invading army.
At sunrise a
great fire will be seen, noise and light extending towards the North. Within the globe
death and cries are heard, death awaiting them through weapons, fire and famine
A general description of the Comet
striking the earth. After the fragments enter the atmosphere, they will be
burning from friction. The effects will be felt particularly in the Northern
hemisphere, mostly in Europe and Northern America. WW-III is already in the
full swing and will continue afterwards. Death will come to multitudes
through war, the comet-strike and famine.
machine of flying fire will come to trouble the great, besieged chief.
Within there will be such sedition that those abandoned will be in despair
A general but very striking description
("machine of flying fire") of air raids on a besieged leader.
The brave eldest son of a king's
daughter will drive the Celts back very far. He will use thunderbolts, so
many in such an array, few and distant, then deep into the West
An Eastern army commander will defeat the
French. Then he will concentrate on the Americas, launching missiles on them
[V.98] At the 48th degree of the climacteric, the end of Cancer there is a
very great drought. Fish in the sea, river and the lake boiled hectic, Bearn &
Bigorre in distress from fire in the sky
Another description of a fragment of the
Comet falling near the 48th parallel during July/August. The intensity of heat
of large burning fragments will boil
the water of nearby sea, river and lakes. Burning comet pieces will rain
down from the sky on the cities.
[VI.5] A very great famine by a pestilent wave will extend its long rain in
the length of the Arctic pole. Samarobrin one hundred leagues from the
hemisphere; they will live without law, exempt from politics
Biological weapon will be unleashed on the
countries circling the Arctic Pole. One hundred leagues (approx. 270 miles)
above the earth will circle a space craft. (Samarobrin?). Does Nostradamus
mean that astronauts will be in a Space station (the only one now is the
International Space Station) circling the earth with no one to bring them
down? They will certainly "live without law, exempt from politics" in such
a situation while the earth below is being devastated by WW-III and the
Comet-strike. The International Space Station is situated approximately this
[II.3] Because of heat like that of the sun upon the sea the fish around Negrepont will become half cooked. The local people will eat them when in
Rhodes & Genoa there is a lack of food
A vivid description of the comet-strike or
an atomic explosion
near Italy - the heat like sun on the sea is so intense that fish will
become half cooked. The people in the Italian coastal cities will be forced to eat dead fish from the sea
because of lack of food.
[V.8] There will be let loose living fire and hidden death, fearful inside
dreadful globes. By night the city will be reduced to rubble by the fleet,
the city on fire, helpful to the enemy
A very striking description of a nuclear missile
and bomb attack from a fleet in the sea which reduces an unspecified city to
rubbles within a night. The description of living fire and hidden death
inside dreadful globes is quite an imaginative description of nuclear bombs.
[V.54] From beyond the Black Sea and great Tartary, there will be a king who
will come to see France. He will pass through Alania and Armenia and leave
his bloody rod in Byzantium
It appears that a certain leader, probably
from Russia, Central Asia or China will come to conquer France. Is this the
Man from the East in II.29 ? It seems that Russia and China will ally with
the Islamic forces in World War III. In fact such a large scale attack on Europe is possible when the might
of a country like China or Russia is behind the Eastern Alliance.
[II.29] The man from the East will come out of his seat and will cross the
Apennines to see France. He will cross through the sky, the seas and the
snows and he will strike everyone with his rod.
Continuation of the description of the man
from the East who will come to France with his great army. The 'Rod'
described in this quatrain as well as in V.54 is some kind of new
devastating weapon usind in WW-III.
[V.27] With fire and weapons, not far from the Black Sea, he will come from Persia
to occupy Trebizond. Pharos and Mytilene tremble, the Sun is bright, the
Adriatic sea covered with Arab blood.
A notable Iranian commander will come to fight in the Adriatic along
with the Arabs. There will be losses in the eastern side too.
[VI.80] From Fez the kingdom will stretch out to those of Europe. The city blazes,
the sword will slash; the great man of Asia with a great troop of blue by
land and sea, he will drive out the cross to death.
Finally the great army from Asia led by a great leader will defeat the
Euro-American allied forces and occupy Europe.
[VI.21] When those of the Northern Pole are united together in the East will be
great fear and dread. A new man elected, supported by the great one who
trembles, both Rhodes and Byzantium will be stained with Arab blood
Russia, who upto this point was either neutral or in the eastern
alliance, probably after a change in its leadership, will somehow join US
against the Eastern forces resulting in the
weakening of the eastern position. A new commander of the joint allied
forces (or a new President of USA) will take charge and the results will the the first defeat of the
eastern forces in the Mediterranean and Turkey. This is probably the turning
point of the war.
One day the two great leaders will be friends; their great power will be
seen to grow. The new land will be at the height of its power, to the man of
blood the number is reported
US (new land) & Russia will ally in the war. The news will reach the
leader of the eastern forces described as the "man of blood". Does "Man of
Blood" mean a Chinese communist leader or the Arab leader?
[V.34] From the deepest part of the England-of-the-West, where the leader of
Britain is staying; a fleet will enter Gironde through Blois, through wine
and salt, fire hidden in casks
England-of-the-West is the USA, where the British Premier after fleeing
from his submerged island is staying, will organise a force and purchase
weapons ("fire hidden in casks") by raising money through taxation (wine and salt) and make a landing
in France to counter the Eastern forces.
[X.80] The king of Europe will come like a griffon, accompanied by those of the
North; he will lead a great troop of red and white, they will go against the
king of Babylon
The French "King", Chiren (see later) with the help of British and US
troops ( griffon is a mythical animal - a lion with the wings of an eagle)
accompanied probably by troops from Canada and Russia will mount an
offensive against the Eastern forces.
[II.79] The man with curly, black beard will subdue the cruel and proud nation
through skill. The great CHIREN will take from afar all those captured by
the Turkish banner
"Chiren" is repeatedly mentioned as a hero in the prophecies.
Elsewhere he has been mentioned as the French Christian King of the world.
Is Chiren the present French President Chiraq ? Or maybe the Canadian (french)
President Cheretien as one of the visitors to this site suggested. Here it
appears that Chiren will rescue those captured earlier by Turkish forces.
Some say that "Chiren" is the same person who is the "awaited one" - the
second coming of Jesus who will kill the Anti-Christ.
One physical description of the future
king and emperor, provided by the seventeenth-century commentator David
Poreaus, states that he will have a large forehead, dark eyes, brown hair,
and a hawk nose (an accurate description of French President Jacques
Chirac). He is "Huge, the brown-haired, the irresistible" to the Irish
prophet St. Columbkille.
[I.4] In the world there will be one Monarch
who will not long be in peace or alive: Then the fishing bark will be lost,
it will be ruled to its greater detriment.
This quatrain speaks of a king who will
have little peace during his reign and will rule for a short time. At that
time "fishing bark" i.e Papacy will be lost.
[VI.28] The great Celt will enter Rome leading a crowd of exiled and banished. The
great Pastor will put to death every man who was united over the Alps
against the Cock
The great French leader (Chiren, mentioned earlier) will
enter Rome victorious with the French Pope and other cardinals who fled Rome
to reinstate the Pope. The people who collaborated with the eastern forces will be
put to death.
[VI.70] The great Chyren will be the Chief of the World, after "Plus oultre" loved,
feared and dreaded. His fame and praise go beyond the heavens and he will be
greatly satisfied with the sole title of victor
After the War, Chiren will the the "Chief of the world", elsewhere
described as the "King of the world" - a great leader for his victory.
May be he is the person who is awaited for the "second coming of the
However, inspite of all his fame he will be contended with the sole title of
[V.74] Of Trojan blood with he will be born with a German heart and will rise to a
very great power. He will drive out the foreign, Arabic nation and return
the Church to her early glory
The Great French leader (Chiren, described before) will have a German
background. His forces will defeat the eastern forces and return Vatican to
its pre-war glory.
[VI.24] Mars & Jupiter under conjunction, a calamitous war under Cancer. A short
time afterwards a new king will be anointed who will bring peace to the
earth for a long time
A general prophecy about the war. During a June/July (Cancer), the war
will occur. This is the same time when the Comet will strike earth, as
described before. A new King, probably Chiren as mentioned before, will bring peace to
the earth for a long time after winning the war.
[V.47] The great Arab will march well to the fore, he will be betrayed by the
Byzantines: ancient Rhodes will come forward to meet him and greater harm
through the other Hungarians
Somehow, the Arab forces will be betrayed by the Turks during their
fight against the Greek and Hungarian forces.
[V.48] After the great affliction of the Rod two enemies will be defeated by them.
A fleet from Africa will come forth to the Hungarians; dreadful deeds will
occur on land and sea
Both sides will use "Rod" - a new weapon on each other, which has also
been mentioned elsewhere. Finally a fleet from Africa will confront the
Hungarians to save the Arabs in the battle.
A new law will occupy a new land around Syria, Judea and Palestine. The
great Arab Empire will crumble before the century of the sun is finished
This refers to the defeat of the Eastern forces in the war and the
collapse of the Arab empire. Nostradamus probably foresaw this happening
before the 20th Century drew to a close. However, like the famous 1999
prophecy, this event too has probably been deferred by human action and free
[V.81] The royal bird over the city of the sun will give a nightly warning for
seven months; the Wall in the East will fall, thunder and lightening, in
seven days the enemies directly to the gates
Western air force will bomb eastern positions near Rome for months. The
"Wall in the East" probably signifies the Great Wall of China - its fall
signifying the defeat of China during the end of the war.
On the (battle) fields of Media, Arabia & Armenia, two great armies will
assemble three times; near the border of Araxum the establishment of great
Suliman will fall to the ground
The final battles of WW-III will be fought in Iran, Arabia and
Central Asia. The defeat of the eastern forces will occur with the collapse
of the empire of Suliman - the leader of the eastern forces. Probably
Suliman is the charismatic Arab prince who set all these events in
motion in the first place by overthrowing the governments in Saudi Arabia,
Egypt, Turkey and Iran and building a great Arab empire.
[IV.34] The great man led captive from a foreign land, chained in gold, offered to
King CHYREN. He who in Ausonia, Milan will lose the war and all his army put
to fire and sword
After the defeat of the eastern forces in WW-III, their leader
(Suliman?) is made
a prisoner and brought before CHYREN or CHIREN. The eastern army capitulates
in Italy and his army will be destroyed.
[IV.77] Selin king, Italy peaceful, kingdoms united by the Christian King of the
World. When he dies he will want to lie in Blois territory, having chased
the pirates from the sea
In this post WW-III scenario, Selin, earlier described as Chiren Selin,
the French leader is termed as the 'hristian King of the World'. He will be
buried in Blois when he dies after his victory in the epic battles of the
World War III.
[V.78] The two will not remain allied for long; within the 13 years they give in to
Arab power. There will be such a loss on both sides, that one will bless the
bark (of Peter) and its leader
It is difficult to say which two sides is
Nostradamus talking of. Probably the WW-III alliance of Russia with the West
is mentioned here. But it is said that they will capitulate to the Arabs
after 13 years of peace and there will be much loss on both sides. It is
possible that another great war will start after 13 years. A reference is made here to the
Vatican and the Pope. According to Malachi, the last Pope before the End of
the World will be "Peter the Roman". This quatrain broadly agrees with other
prophecies which says that peace will be established for sometime after
WW-III but anarchy will start again and the End of the World (Three Days of
Darkness) will come. If 2012 can be taken as the end of WW-III, the "End of
the World" will come around 2025.
Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also
weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail
at the time of need
Wars fought between East and the West
will also weaken the west severely even after winning the wars. The timing
is a bit fuzzy - it is estimated from other prophecies that WW-III will take
place around 2005 - 2007 - 2012. Then again after a period of unprecedented
peace, wars will start up again. The turn of events is hard to predict at
this point of time. These
will be clear when time comes.
[X.74] The year of the great seventh number accomplished, it will appear at the
time of the games of slaughter, not far from the age of the great
millennium, when the dead will come out of their graves
As for the timing of the WW-III (the games
of slaughter), it will be
after the "Year of the great Seventh number", which is seven, "not far from
the great millennium" i.e. the year 2007. By
"it will appear", Nostradamus probably means the appearance or striking of the earth by a
comet or meteor which he prophesized in another quatrain and is also
mentioned in the Bible, bringing widespread devastation to the world already
at war. Thus, the comet might strike the earth when the Third World War is
going on. He further says that this time is not far from the age when "The
dead will come out of their graves" - as mentioned in the Biblical Prophecy
of Apocalypse. As is interpreted by many, there will be a period of peace
following the WW-III after which the "End of the world" will take place,
when the "Dead will come out of their graves".
[II.46] After great misery for mankind an even greater approaches when the great
cycle of the centuries is renewed. It will rain blood, milk, famine, war and
disease. In the sky will be seen a fire, dragging a trail of sparks
After great misery for mankind (World War III,
which Nostradamus foresaw coming before the Millennium but got delayed due
to collective human free will as explained before) an even greater misery
(the so called "End of the World" event - see next quatrain) will occur when "the great cycle of the centuries is
renewed". Millennium is the completion of the cycle of the centuries. Thus,
this event will take place during the early part of the millennium. At the same
time another very bright comet (a fire, dragging a trail of sparks) will be seen,
signifying the inauspicious moment. The reference to the comet comes again
and again in the prophecies although it is not clear how many comets he
speaks of. One comet/asteroid might strike the earth during WW-III while another prominent
one will be seen around this time, i.e. 2025. He expected the Arab War
(WW-III) to be completed before the 20th century was finished. Probably he
is off on all counts by 3 to 4 years. The "Even greater misery" might
indicate the event popularly known as the "Three Days of Darkness", which
according to Islamic and Christian religious prophecies will be the Judgement Day and bring an end to the present civilization. The sequence of
events will be a bit more clear from the Mother Shipton's Prophecies.