Nostradamus & The Muslim Jihad

by Robert A. Nelson
Copyright 2000 // Updated 4-2016

Michel de Notredame ( Nostradamus )


The 16th century French doctor Michel de Notredame ( Nostradamus ) is widely considered to be the greatest prophet of all time, though Christians balk at the claim (dogma rules that the Bible is foremost). Nostradamus began to discover his prophetic abilities in 1547:

"In 1554, I decided to give way and, by dark and cryptic sentences, tell of the causes of the future mutation of mankind, especially the most urgent ones... in a manner that would not upset fragile sentiments. All had to be written under a cloudy form, above all things prophetic...

His predictions "extend from now to the year 3797". Nostradamus first wrote his quatrains in plain Old French, and he included names and dates. Then he rewrote them in a complex code of acronyms, anagrams, apocopes, synechdoches, ellipses, hyperbations and metatheses, syncopes, aphereses, epentheses, metonyms, and other exotic grammars and syntaxes. Nostradamus burned (or possibly buried) the original, explicit prose prophecies, because he did not want to complicate unduly humanity's problem of free choice, or to encourage a fatalism that might deter us from making our best efforts to correct ourselves. Nor did he wish to interfere with the fulfillment of his prophecies by stating them too clearly in advance. And, he had no desire to incur the wrath of the Holy Inquisition:

"I warn you especially against the vanity of the more execrable magic, condemned of yore by the Holy Scriptures and by the Canons of the Church... However, judicial astrology is excepted from this judgment".

Shortly after the publication of The True Centuries, Nostradamus became famous as some of his prophecies found fulfillment in the death of King Henry II. In the ensuing centuries, about half of his predictions have been fulfilled with acceptable (and sometimes startling) accuracy. Following is a partial list of historical events foreseen by the prophet according to a consensus of some of his commentators' interpretations:

16th century: Catherine Medici and the fate of her sons (C.6:29, C.2:63, and C.7:32); Queen Mary and the Casket Letters, 1567 (C.10:39, C.10:55, and C.8:23); the capture of Calais, 1558 (C.7:16); the Battle of Lepanto, October 1571 (C.9:42); the capture of Tunis, 1573 (C.8:50); and the Edict of Poitier, 1577 (C.5:72).

17th century: The death of Elizabeth I, 1603 (C.6:74); the death of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, 1642 (C.9:18 and C.8:68); the defeat, captivity and execution of Charles I, 1649 (C.3:80, C.8:37, and C.9:49); Charles II and the battle of Worcester, 1651 (C.10:4 and C.8:56); the Plague of London, 1665 (C.2:53); the Great Fire of London, 1666 (C.2:51); the sinking of the French fleet in the Gulf of Lyon, 1655 (C.3:87); the 30 Years War (C.5:12 and C.5:13); and William III of England and the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 (C.4:89).

18th century: The War of Spanish Succession, 1701-1713 (C.4:2 and C.2:5); the death of Pope Pius VI at Valence, 1799 (C.2:97); the French Revolution and the death of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (C.1:3, C.1:14, C.1:58, C.5:5, C.6:92, C.9:20, C.9:34, and C.9:77); and Napolean and the Battle of Lodi, May 10, 1796 (C.6:79).

19th century: Napolean I (C.8:1, C.1:57, and C.4:53) and his Italian campaign (C.4:37, C.3:37, C.2:94, and C.1:93); Wellington's campaign against Napolean in the Spanish peninsula (C.4:70) and at Waterloo, 1815 (C.4:75); Napolean's Russian Campaign (C.3:37) and his retreat from Moscow, 1812-1813 (C.4:82); Napolean's exile at Elba and St. Helena (C.1:32 and C.1:60); the assassination of Duke de Berry, 1820 (C.4:73); Napolean III (C.8:41 and C.5:20) and the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 (C.4:100); the coronation of Napolean III (C.5:6); and the defeat of Louis Napolean, 1870 (C.8:43).

20th century: The abdication of Edward VIII, 1936 (C.10:40), World Wars I and II (dozens of quatrains); Hitler (C.2:24 and several others); Marshal Petain of France, 1940-1944 (C.4:61 and C.8:68); the capture of Tobruk (C.1:28); and Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel V (C.8:31).

Nostradamus’ prophecies have gone through many editions, some of which are counterfeit. Most are riddled with typographic and other editorial errors. The definitive study is Edgar Leoni's Nostradamus and His Prophecies, which represents the authentic spelling and style of the first edition. That work was used as the primary reference in this study. Most other modern translations are travesties, and the interpretations based on them are mere fantasy.

Most of Nostradamus' prophecies concern Europe, though a few seem to refer to the USA. At least 100 of them describe a future invasion of Europe by Muslims. The most coherent and explicit of those will be considered here. He predicted the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the siege of the PLO in 1982 with remarkable accuracy, albeit so obscurely that it is understandable only in retrospect:

Century 6 Quatrain 34
The device of flying fire

Will come to trouble the great besieged Chief
Within there will be such sedition
That the profligate ones will be in despair.
"The device of flying fire" is Nostradamus' term for jets or missiles, phosphorus bombs and artillery which were used "to trouble the great besieged Chief", Yasser Arafat. The Israeli invasion of Lebanon was triggered by the attempted assassination of Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador in London, by a PLO splinter group ("sedition within"). Line 4 is confusing until "profligate" is understood in its obsolete meaning: beaten and dispersed! Thus, "profligate" certainly applies to the Palestinians in general. The circumstance of the besieged PLO and its resolution (the UN-supervised evacuation of the PLO army) are unique in history, and Nostradamus can be credited with having predicted it accurately. The situation in Iran also caught Nostradamus' attention :
Century 1 Quatrain 70
Rain, famine, war in Persia not ceased,

The faith too great will betray the monarch,
For the end began in Gaul:
Secret augury for one to be sparing.
This quatrain foretells famine in Iran (Persia). "The faith too great" is the Islamic religion; the betrayed monarch was the deposed Shah Pahlavi. "The end began in Gaul" (France), where Ayatollah Khomeini was exiled until he returned to Iran after the revolution there. The last line may be private advice to some fated person whom Nostradamus expected would read his prophecies some day. Israel also foresaw modern Israel :
Century 3 Quatrain 7
New law to occupy the new land

Toward Syria, Judea and Palestine:
The great barbarian empire to decay,
Before the Moon completes its cycle.
Lines 1 and 2 predict the return of the Jews to establish Israel. Lines 3 and 4 foretell the decline of Muslim power. The crescent moon is a Muslim symbol. A lunar cycle is about 28 days, but a larger-scale cycle of 28 years may be meant here.

The following is a prediction of the Israeli kibbutz program, which has taken "at pleasure" from the Palestinians and occupied the desert, a "place then uninhabitable", turning it into meadows and rendering "extensive acreage arable", fertilized with Palestinian blood.
Century 2 Quatrain 19
Newcomers, place built without defense,

To occupy place then uninhabitable
Meadows, houses, towns to take at pleasure,
Hunger, pestilence, war, extensive acreage arable.

Century 1 Quatrain 19

The Gods will make it appear to men

That they are the authors of a great conflict:
Before heaven seen serene sword and lance,
So that the left hand will be a greater affliction.
C. 1:19 has several possible translations and interpretations. The first line suggests that demi-gods (or mere extraterrestrial aliens) will put on a display of their power for our edification. Samuel Browning wrote: "The Gods are those who either have money or don't need it" -- the super-rich few who control the planet insofar as they can, including financing wars. Nostradamus might be telling us that the next great war will be "religious", such as a Muslim Jihad versus Christianity.


The ISIS / ISIL army has proclaimed itself to be the military force that will carry jihad to Europe.

In August 2014, Amel Shimoun Nona, the exiled Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, warned that, “Our sufferings today are the prelude of those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also, you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.
Our sufferings today are the prelude of those that you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future”.

According to the most obvious interpretations of Nostradamus' cryptic quatrains, Europe will suffer another invasion by Muslims. The situation will be complicated later by Russian and Chinese aggressions. Some of his predictions came true within 20 years after the publication of The True Centuries, but most of them definitely indicate a future war between Christians and Muslims. About a dozen of the quatrains concerning this war are dated by astronomical configurations that began in the 1980s and continue into the 21st century. That war did not begin on schedule, but the prophet was perfectly accurate in his timing the outbreak of the Balkan war between Christians and Muslims in the 1990s. It is the opinion of this writer that the Marian movement (of prayer for peace) was successfully in delaying the prophesied "wrath of God" for some 20 years -- but that grace period has ended.

Century 6 Quatrain 21
When those of the arctic pole are united together
Great terror and fear in the East
Newly elected, sustaining great trembling
Rhodes and Byzantium stained with Barbarian blood.
"Those of the arctic pole" probably are the Russians. Asia and the Middle East will live in "great terror and fear". Line 3 possibly refers to US President George Bush and the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. At some point there will be fighting at Rhodes and Eski Eregli (Byzantium). The "Barbarian blood" is that of the Muslims.

Rhodes    Byzantium 
Century 5 Quatrain 54
From the Pont Euxine and great Tartary
A king will be who will come to see Gaul
To transpierce Alane and Armenia
And within Byzantium he will leave his rod.
The Pont Euxine is the Black Sea, and Tartary is in Central Asia. Alane is the area between the Don, the Volga, and the Caucasus River. The king will be distinguished by "his rod", a scepter or weapon.

Pont Euxine    Tartary
Century 2 Quatrain 39
The Easterner will leave his seat
To pass the Apennine mountains to see Gaul
He will transpierce the sky, the waters, and the snow
And everyone will be struck by his rod

Appenine Mountains 
Century 8 Quatrain 70
He will enter ugly, wicked, infamous
Tyrannizing over Mesopotamia
All made friends by the adulterine lady
Land horrible black of physiognomy.
The leader of the Muslims ( or, the USA ) will rule Iraq (Mesopotamia). "The adulterine lady" may be the harlot of "Mystery Babylon" in the biblical Revelation of St. John, or Hillary Clinton. The land will be razed.


Century 3 Quatrain 60
Throughout all Asia great proscription
Even in Mysia, Lysia, and Pamphilia
Blood will be shed because of the absolution
Of a young black one filled with felony.


Muslims throughout Turkey, the Middle East, Asia and Africa will join the jihad, which will be led by a murderous young man. Line 4 may well refer to US President Barack Obama.
Century 8 Quatrain 96
The synagogue sterile without any fruit
Will be received by the infidels
The daughter of the persecuted of Babylon
Misery and sadness will clip her wings.
Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982 injured its national and religious spirit, rendering it "sterile" in the sense of line 1. This sentiment was expressed by Shlomo Argov (the Israeli ambassador whose attempted assassination triggered the war). Lines 1 and 2 also may have predicted the return of the Jews to Israel in 1948.  Line 4 suggests that Israel ("The synagogue" and "The daughter of the persecuted of Babylon" ) will be conquered by the other Semites.
Century 5 Quatrain 47
The great Arab will march far forward
He will be betrayed by the Byzantians
Ancient Rhodes will come to meet him
And greater harm through the Austrian Panonnois.
Turkey ( Byzantium ) will commit treachery, and the isle of Rhodes will present a futile resistance. Austria-Hungary (Pannonois) will be attacked by way of Trieste.
Century 9 Quatrain 73
The Blue Turban King entered into Foix
And he will reign less than the evolution of Saturn
The White Turban King Byzantium heart banished
Sun, Mars, and Mercury near Aquarius.
"The Blue Turban" Muslims will overthrow the "White Turban" Turkish ruler. Foix is in southwest France. The new Muslim empire will last less than 30 years, the period of an orbit of Saturn around the sun. The conjunction of Mars, Mercury, and the Sun in Aquarius last occurred in January 1994. The next positioning of these planets near Aquarius will occur in December 2016, and May and November-December 2018.


Century 5 Quatrain 78
The two will not remain united for very long,
And in thirteen years to the Barbarian Satrap :
On both sides they will cause such loss
That one will bless the bark and its cope.
The Muslim alliance will last about 13 years; it will test the Christian spirit ( "The Bark and its cope" -- the Catholic Church and the Pope ).
Century 5 Quatrain 91
At the great market they call that of liars
Of all Torrent and field of Athens
They will be surprised by light cavalry,
By Albanois Mars, Leo, Saturn in Urn.
Line 1 is inexplicable. War will ravage Greece and Albania. The astrological configurations of Mars in Leo and Saturn in Aquarius ( The Urn ) will occur in March-July 2020. Mars will be in Leo in July and August 2019, and May and July 2023.

Albanois ( Albania ) 

Biological warfare ( "an unknown evil" ) will ravage the Greece and the Balkans :
Century 5 Quatrain 90
In the Cyclades, in Perinthus, and Larissa,
In Sparta all of Peloponnesus
Such great famine, plague through false dust,
Nine months it will last and throughout the entire peninsula.
The Cyclades are Greek islands southeast of Athens. Perenthus was near the eastern tip of Thrace. Larissa was the chief city of Thessaly in northern Greece. Sparta is on the Peloponnesian Peninsula. The "false dust" may refer to depleted uranium or aerosol delivery of biotoxins.

Peloponnesus Peninsula

Century 9 Quatrain 91
The horrible plague Perinthus and Nicopolis
The Peninsula and Macedonia will it fall upon
It will devastate Thessaly and Amphibolis,
An unknown evil, and from Anthony refusal.


Century 5 Quatrain 27
Through fire and arms not far from the Black Sea,
Will come from Persia to occupy Trebizand
To tremble Pharos, Myteline, Sol joyful
The Adriatic Sea covered with Arab blood.
Muslim forces will occupy Trabzun in the northeast corner of Asia Minor on the Black Sea. Pharos is an island forming part of the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt. Myteline is the island of Lesbos off the northeast coast of Asia Minor. Both places will be attacked. Many will die in the Adriatic Sea.

Trebizand     Adriatic Sea 
Century 2 Quatrain 86
Wreck for the fleet near the Adriatic Sea :
The land trembles stirred up upon the air placed on land
Egypt trembles Mahometan augment,
The Herald surrenders himself, to cry is commissioned.
Nostradamus predicts a great naval battle in the Adriatic Sea. Line two indicates a geological catastrophe. Egypt is threatened, as prophesied also in line 3 of Century 5:27 ( "to tremble Pharos" ) Line 4 suggests that a new prophet will arise, or that a diplomat will be held hostage.
Century 5 Quatrain 25
The Arab prince Mars, Sun, Venus, Lion
The reign of the Church will succumb to the sea
Toward Persia well near a million
Byzantium, Egypt will resist the temptation.
Mars, Sol and Venus conjoin in Leo in August 2019.
Century 2 Quatrain 30
One whom the gods of infernal Hannibal
Will bear to be reborn, terror of humans
Never more of horror nor worse days
In the past than will come by Babel to Romans.
The ancient Carthaginian conqueror Hannibal Barca will reincarnate and attack Rome again. Carthage 9 now Libya ) was founded by the Phoenicians. This suggests that Italy will be attacked by way of Libya. Babel in line 4 is now Iraq-Iran.

Hannibal Barca

Century 3 Quatrain 73
The Church of God will be persecuted
And the holy temples ill be plundered,
The child will put his mother out in her shift,
Arabs will be allied with the Poles.
The first two lines of this quatrain are self-explanatory, and are happening now. The alliance of line 4 may have been established on September 9, 1982, when Moamar Khadafy visited Poland and signed a friendship treaty with that country.
Century 10 Quatrain 65
O vast Rome, thy ruin approaches,
Not of thy walls, of thy blood and substance
One harsh in letters will make a very horrible notch,
Pointed iron driven into all the hilt.
Century 1 Quatrain 8
How many times will you be taken, Solar City.
Changing the Barbarian and vain laws,
Your end approaches: you will be more tributary,
The great Adria will recover through your veins.  
The "Solar City" probably is Rome. "The great Adria" is the Adriatic Sea. Nostradamus may be predicting an invasion of Venice by Muslims.
Century 1 Quatrain 9
From the Orient will come the Punic heart
To vex Adria and the heirs of Romulus,
Accompanied by the Libyan fleet
Malta to tremble and nearby islands empty.

"The Punic heart" refers to the Carthaginian Hannibal of Century 2:30. The Muslims will attack Italy ("the heirs of Romulus") in the Adriatic Sea. Malta will tremble with fear and/or an earthquake.

Malta     Malta 
The islands of the Mediterranean Sea will be pillaged :
Century 7 Quatrain 6
Naples, Palermo, and all Sicily
The entire coast will remain desolated
There will remain no suburb, city or town
Not pillaged and robbed by the Barbarians.


Century 3 Quatrain 64
The chief of Persia will occupy great Olchades
The trireme fleet against the Mahometan people
From Parthia, and Media: and the Cyclades pillaged
Long rest at the Ionian port.
Muslims will invade southwest Spain (Olchades). The Cyclades are islands in the Aegean Sea. Parthia and Media were located in what is now Iran. "The Ionian port" is either Venice or Trieste.

Aegean Sea    Cyclades   
Century 2 Quatrain 4
From Monaco to near Sicily
The entire coast will remain desolated :
There will remain no suburb, city or town
Not pillaged and robbed by the Barbarians.


Century 4 Quatrain 23
The legion in the marine fleet
Will burn lime, lodestone, sulfur and pitch :
The long rest in the secure place:
Port Selyn and Monaco, fire will consume them.

Century 3 Quatrain 10
Greater calamity of blood and famine,
Seven times it approaches the marine shore :
Monaco from hunger, place captured, captivity,
The great one led crunched in an iron cage.
These quatrains spell doom for the inhabitants of the Mediterranean coast of Europe. A military commander will be captured and put on display in a cage, or transported in an armored vehicle.
Century 5 Quatrain 55
In the country of Arabia Felix
There will be born one powerful in the law of Mahomet
To vex Spain, to conquer Granada,
And more by sea against the Ligurian people.
Arabia Felix is the area between Yemen and Aden. Liguria is now Genoa, Italy.


Century 4 Quatrain 67
The year that Saturn and Mars are equally fiery
The air hot, dry, long trajectory
From secret fire, the great heat burns the place to ashes
Little rain, hot, arid, wars, incursions.
Saturn and Mars will conjunct in Leo in the summer of 2023. The "secret fire" is the atomic bomb, which is top secret in many respects. This prophecy may have been fulfilled in May 1986, when Halley's Comet passed and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Century 1 Quatrain 83
The strange nation will divide spoils,
Saturn in Mars his aspect furious:
Horrible slaughter of Tuscans and Latins,
Greeks, who will desire to strike.
This quatrain repeats the schedule of Century 4 Quatrain 67. "The strange nation" ( the Muslim Caliphate ) will pillage and slaughter the Italians and Greeks. France will be attacked by the Muslims. "Saturn in Mars" is meaningless unless a conjunction is meant. Both planets will be in Leo in the summer of 2019 and 2023.


Century 3 Quatrain 23
If France you pass beyond the Ligurian Sea,
You will see yourself in the isles and seas enclosed
Mahomet contrary, more so the Adriatic Sea
Of horses and asses you will gnaw the bones.
Here and elsewhere, Nostradamus repeatedly warned the French navy not to overextend itself in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ligurian Sea / Corsica / Sardinia

Century 3 Quatrain 87
Gallic fleet, do not approach Corsica,
Less Sardinia, you will repent of it
Every single one will die frustrated of the end of the cape.
You will swim in blood: captive you will not believe me.

Century 3 Quatrain 90
The great Satyr and Tiger of Hyrcania
Gift presented to those of the Ocean
A chief of the fleet will come from Carmine
Who will take land at Tyrren Phocaean.
A naval commander from Hyrcania (now part of Iran) will attack Marseilles ("Tyrren Phocaean"). These quatrains may have been fulfilled in 1655, when the French fleet was sunk in the Gulf of Lyon, or in 1940 when the British navy destroyed the French fleet off the coast of Algiers.
Century 1 Quatrain 18
Because of Gallic discord and negligence.
A passage will be open to Mahomet.
Blood soaks the land and sea of Seines.
The Phoenician port covered with sails and ships.
"The Phoenician port" is Marseille, where the Muslims will enter France.The country will be weakened by subversive immigrants and civil disorder, and will be unable to repel the invaders. The Senois in line 3 are the Senons, an ancient Gallic tribe. Venice will be captured.
Century 1 Quatrain 72
The inhabitants of Marseilles completely changed,
Flight and pursuit up to near Lyon,
Narbonne, Toulouse wronged by Bordeaux.
Killed and captive nearly a million.
Marseille     Toulouse 
Century 1 Quatrain 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 fleet.


Century 8 Quatrain 21
Three foists will enter the port of Agde.
Carrying the infection, not faith or pestilence.
Passing the bridge they will carry off millions,
And to break the bridge resistance by a third.
Agde is in the southwest France. The Muslims will attack there with biological weapons.  Or, an epidemic ( e.g., cholera ) will break out in the aftermath of the fighting. This and several related quatrains mention an unidentified bridge as the scene of a great battle. Millions of people will be killed and captured there.


Century 2 Quatrain 94
Great Po, great evil will be received through Gauls,
Vain terror to the maritime Lion
Infinite people will pass by sea,
Without escaping a quarter of a million.
The Po River is in northern Italy.  "The maritime Lion" is the British navy. Millions of Muslims will cross the Mediterranean Sea. A quarter million people will be captured.

Po River 

Century 3 Quatrain 88
From Barcelona by sea a very great army
All Marseilles will tremble with terror
Isles seized help shut off by sea
Your traitor will swim in earth.
This quatrain is self-explanatory, though the last line is confusing.
Century 3 Quatrain 71
Those in the isles long besieged
Will take vigor and force against their enemies :
Those outside dead overcome by hunger,
They will be put in greater hunger than ever before.
Century 8 Quatrain 6
Lightning brightness at Lyons visible,
Shining, Malta is taken, suddenly it will be extinguished
Sardon, Maurice will treat deceitfully,
Geneva at London to the cock feigned treason.
Apparently Lyon and Malta will be attacked with nuclear weapons.  Line 4 suggests a betrayal of the French by England and Switzerland.The Swiss government will be in exile in London.


Century 2 Quatrain 96
Burning torch in heaven at night will be seen
Near the end and source of the Rhine :
Famine, steel, the relief provided late,
The Persian turns to invade Macedonia.
The "burning torch in heaven" might be a comet, or a nuclear missile.  The targets will be the source and mouth of the Rhone River, which originates at the foot of Furka Pass. It runs 505 miles to the Mediterranean Sea near Marseilles. The Rhine River begins within 100 yards of the Rhone, and runs 820 miles to the North Sea. The Danube River begins only 15 miles away from the Rhine and Rhone, and it flows 1776 miles to the Black Sea. Famine will devour the people as the delivery of relief supplies is delayed. Muslims will invade Greece (Macedonia), as reiterated in several other quatrains.  The Muslim invasion will include Switzerland.

Rhine River 

Century 9 Quatrain 44
Migrate, migrate from Geneva every one,
Saturn from gold to iron will change,
The contrary RAYPOZ will exterminate all,
Before the advent the sky will show signs.
The inhabitants of Geneva will be wise to flee when the economy (Saturn) turns from banking (gold) to war (iron). "RAYPOZ" may be Nostradamus' transposed spelling for Zopyra, who delivered Babylon into the hands of Darius. "RAYPOZ" also may be a " positive ray " beam weapon. It may also refer to a catastrophe caused by the CERN collider, which severely disrupts the geomagnetic field. The event will be portended by celestial or atmospheric omens.


Germany also will be attacked by the Jihadists :
Century 10 Quatrain 31
The holy empire will come to Germany,
Ishmaelite will find open places
Asses will want also Carmania,
Supporters of earth all covered.
"The holy empire" is that of the Muslims. They will invade Germany. Infact, they have already. The Ishmaelites are the Arabs, who claim to be descended from Ishmael, son of Abraham. Carmania once covered the modern area of Iraq and Iran.
Century 5 Quatrain 68
In the Danube and the Rhine will come to drink
The great Camel, not repenting it
The Rhone to tremble, much stronger than the Loire
And near the Alps the Cock will ruin him.
After the Muslims invade Austria and Germany, they will be defeated by the French ("the Cock") near the Alps.
Century 8 Quatrain 91
Entered amidst the fields beside the Rhone
Where the crusaders will be almost united,
Mars and Venus met in Pisces,
And a great number punished by flood.
The Europeans ( "the crusaders" ) will gather their armies near the Rhone River. The astrological configuration of line 3 ( Mars and Venus in Pisces ) also is mentioned in Century 9 Quatrain 55. It will occur in April 2022. Many people will drown in floods.
Century 2 Quatrain 84
Between Campania, Siena, Florence, Tuscany
Six months nine days without a drop of rain
The strange tongue in the Dalmatian land
It will overrun, devastating the entire land.
A drought will occur in the area covered by the Italian cities listed in line 1. The Muslim invaders ("the strange tongue") will devastate the peninsula.
Century 3 Quatrain 75
Pau, Verona, Vicenza, Saragossa
From distant swords wet with blood :
Very great plague will come with the great pod,
Relief near, and the remedies very far.
The cities listed in line 1 are in southwest France, Spain and northern Italy. Line 3 seems to describe biological warfare delivered by missile.


Century 3 Quatrain 93
In Avignon the chief of the whole empire
Will make a stop on the way to desolated Paris
Tricast will hold the anger of Hannibal,
Lyon will be poorly consoled for the change.
Paris will be destroyed. The Muslim advance will be halted at "Tricast", which might be the French city of Troyes, or St. Paul-Trois-Chateaux.


Century 3 Quatrain 84
The great city will be thoroughly desolated
Of the inhabitants a single one will not remain
Wall, sex, temple and virgin violated,
By iron, fire, pestilence, cannon people will die.
" The great city " is presumed to be Paris or Rome. It will be destroyed.
Century 2 Quatrain 1
Towards Aquitane by the British isles
By these themselves great incursions
Rain, frosts will make the soil uneven,
Port Selyn will make mighty invasions.
Aquitane is a large province in southwest France. The British and allies will land there and attack the Muslims. "Selyn" (from the Greek selene, moon) may refer to the Muslim crescent moon logo.


Century 9 Quatrain 31
The trembling of land at Mortara,
Cassiterides St. George half sunk to the bottom.
Drowsy peace the war will awaken
In the temple at Easter abysses ripped open.
Mortara (in northern Italy near Milan) will be struck by an earthquake. England is Cassiterides, the Tin Islands. Saint George is the patron saint of England. The islands will half-sink in a geological catastrophe. The timing appears to be at Easter.


Century 3 Quatrain 70
The great Britain comprised England
Will come by waters so high to be inundated
The new league of Ausonia will make war
That against them they will come to band.
Ausonia (near Naples) will become a center of resistance against the Muslims. Many other European prophets before and after Nostradamus made predictions of a "Grand Monarch" who will lead Christian Europe to victory over the Muslims.  Nostradamus refers to him many times :
Century 10 Quatrain 86
Like a griffin will come the king of Europe,
Accompanied by those of Aquilon
Of reds and whites he will conduct a great troop
And they will go against the king of Babylon.
Aquilon was the Roman god of the North Wind. Line 2 thus indicates that the Italian army will be allied with the Grand Monarch. The " red and whites " may be the British army.
Century 8 Quatrain 34
After the victory of the Lion over the Lion
Upon the mountain of Jura Hecatomb,
Deluge and browns seventh million
Lyon, Ulm at Mansol dead and hecatomb.
The Muslims will be defeated in a battle in the Jura Mountains of Franche-Comte in the Alps.  It will be a great slaughter ( a Hecatomb ) of some 120,000 people. Line 4 is obscure, but Lyons certainly is in France, and Ulm is in Germany.  "Mansol" is believed to be St Paul-de-Mausol in France.

Jura Mountains 

Century 2 Quatrain 48
The great force which will pass the mountains
Saturn in Sagittarius Mars turning from the Fish
Poison hidden under the head of salmon,
Their chief hung from the cord of the warlord.
Saturn is in Sagittarius from 2015 to 2017.
Century 2 Quatrain 81
Through fire from heaven the city nearly burned
The Urn menaces Deucalion again
Sardinia vexed by the Punic foist,
After which Libra will leave her Phaeton.
Sardinia will be attacked. Deucalion is connected with the great Flood myth, so more flooding can be expected according to this quatrain.
Century 9 Quatrain 55
The terrible war that is being prepared in the west
The ensuing year will come the pestilence
So very horrible that young, old, nor beast
Blood, fire, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter in France.
Biological warfare will ravage humans and animals. The next conjunction of Jupiter and Mars will be 7 January 2018.  Jupiter will enter Cancer again in 2025, though Mars will have moved into Leo by then.
Century 5 Quatrain 74
Of Trojan blood will be born a Germanic heart
Who will rise to a very high power
He will drive out the foreign Arabic people
Returning the Church to its pre eminence.
"Trojan blood" refers to the royal blood of France, which according to legend descends from Francus, son of King Priam of Troy.  The king will rout the Muslims and restore the Catholic Church.
Century 6 Quatrain 24
Mars and the sceptre will be found conjoined
Under Cancer calamitious war
Shortly afterward a new king will be anointed
Who for a long time will pacify the earth.
" The sceptre " is Jupiter, which will be conjunct Mars in Cancer in January 2018. Then the anticipated Grand Monarch will appear.
Century 3 Quatrain 99
In the grassy fields of Allein and of Verneques
Of the Lubern Mountains near the Durance,
Camps of two sides in conflict so bitter
Mesopotamia will falter in France.
Allein and Verneques are villages northeast of Salon, Nostradamus' hometown.  The Luberon mountains are on the north side of the Durance River.  The Muslims will be defeated there.

Luberon Mountains 

Century 4 Quatrain 34
The great one of the foreign land led captive,
Chained in gold to king Chyren offered
He who in Ausonia, Milan will lose the war,
And all his army put to fire and sword.
The Muslim commander will be captured and his army annihilated in Italy.
Century 5 Quatrain 12
With great fury the Roman Belgian King
With want to vex the barbarian with his phalanx
Fury gnashing, he will chase the African people
From Pannonois to the Pillars of Hercules.
Pannonois is Hungary. The Pillars of Hercules are the Straits of Gibraltar.  The Grand Monarch will drive the Muslims from Spain into Africa.


Century 10 Quatrain 95
To the Spains will come a very powerful king
By land and sea subjugating the South
This evil will cause, lowering again the crescent,
Clipping the wings of those of Friday.
Friday is the Muslims equivalent of sabbath.  They will be defeated again in Spain.


Century 9 Quatrain 42
From Barcelona, from Genoa and Venice
From Sicily pestilence Monaco joined
They will take their aim against the Barbarian fleet,
Barbarian driven well back as far as Tunis.
The Muslims will retreat into Africa to Tunisia.


Century 5 Quatrain 80
Ogmios will approach great Byzantium
The Barbaric League will be chased
Of the two laws the heathen one will retreat,
Barbarian and Frank in perpetual strife.
Ogmios, the Gallic deity of eloquence, was the equivalent of Hercules. Here he symbolizes the commander of the European army. They will chase the Muslims back to Turkey.

The Europeans will be counter-attacked on the beach:
Century 9 Quatrain 43
On the point of landing the Crusader army

Will be ambushed by the Ishmaelites,
On all sides struck by the ship "Impetuosity"
Promptly assailed by ten elite galleys.

Century 3 Quatrain 31

On the fields of Media, of Arabia, and of Armenia
Two great armies will assemble three times.
Near the bank of Araxes the host
Of great Suleiman will fall in the land.
The Araxes River is in Armenia, east of the Black Sea. Media is southeast of Armenia. The war will end there with the total defeat of the Muslims.

Araxes River

Century 1 Quatrain 40
The false trumpet concealing madness
Will bear Byzantium a change of laws
From Egypt will go forth one who wants the withdrawal of
Edicts debasing the quality of coins.
Line 1 is an apt description of infrasound weapons ( cf. Vladimir Gavreau, et al. ) or psychoacoustic projectors ( such as described in U.S. patent 3566347, e.g. ) which were used by the USA in Iraq.


The Christian army will reach the Euphrates River :
Century 3 Quatrain 61
The great band and sect of crusaders
Will be arrayed in Mesopotamia
Light company of the nearby river,
That such law will hold for an enemy.

Century 2 Quatrain 79
The beard frizzled and black through skill
Will subjugate the cruel and proud people
The great Chyren will remove from far away
All those captured by the banner of Selin.
The European king, here called Chyren, will liberate the captives held by the Muslims ( "Selin" ).

All this shall come to pass, yet with worse to come, however, according to Nostradamus and many other prophets. But that is another chapter in the history of the future...