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Nostradamus, (December 14, 1503 – July 1, 1566) born Michel de Nostredame, is one of the world’s most famous authors of prophecies. He is most famous for his book Les Propheties, which consists of rhymed quatrains (4-line poems) grouped into sets of 100, called Centuries.

Nostradamus enthusiasts have credited him with predicting a copious number of events in world history, including the French Revolution, the atom bomb, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Detractors, however, see such predictions as examples of vaticinium ex eventu, retroactive clairvoyance and selective thinking, which find non-existent patterns in ambiguous statements. Because of this, it has been claimed that Nostradamus is “100% accurate at predicting events after they happen”.

Contents

1 Biography

2 Preparation and methods of prophecy

3 His works

4 Skepticism

5 Misquotes and Hoaxes

6 Nostradamus in popular culture

6.1 Television

6.2 Film

6.3 Music

6.4 Comics

7 Sources

8 External links

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