Nostradamus' Publications of Predictions

What makes the French physician's Almanacs unique?

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Nostradamus, 1503-1566

Michel de Nostradamus was a French astrologer and physician, best known for his Almanacs. Here are 5 facts about these publications of predictions...

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The Almanacs were published annually

The books provided yearly predictions of future events from 1550 until Nostradamus' death in 1566.

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You could read your predictions through poetry

His most famous work Les Prophéties (1555) was written through 942 poetic quatrains.

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No two editions were the same

It is rare to find two copies that are exactly the same as the books have been made using different forms of printing, from dictation to the printing press.

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It's difficult to tell if its an original

As there are so many different editions of Nostradamus' publications, there is also no way of knowing if it is an original.

Nostradamus, 1503-1566

They have become extremely valuable

You might not know if it is an original but the publications have become extremely valuable. One copy that was thought to be the earliest surviving book was sold at an auction in 2007 for $13,200.

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