Nostradamus Didn’t Predict That

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False predictions are often attributed to the 16th-century astrologer.

  • Published 22 August 2019

Michel de Nostradame, known as “Nostradamus,” was a 16th-century French astrologist who earned a reputation for having clairvoyant abilities. He has remained prominent in modern popular culture, often among internet users who share made-up predictions about current events that they falsely attribute to him.

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