Nostradamus on the year 1999

Century 10, Quatrain 72

L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois,
Du ciel viendra vn grand Roy d'effrayeur:
Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angolmois,
Auant apres Mars regner par bon-heur.

In the year 1999 and seven months
The Great King of Terror will come from the sky,
He will bring back to life the great king of Angolmois.
Before and after Mars reigns happily.

NOTE: "Angolmois" has been interpreted on many occasions as an anagram of "Mongols" (The Great King of Mongols was Genghis Khan); Mars is the God of war (and of transformation). Colin Wilson says in his Occult (1970) that "un grand Roy d'effrayer" sounds uncannily like a hydrogen bomb. This quatrain will remain the most confusing one even after the year 1999 passed relatively un-apocalyptically. Perhaps one interpretation would be that Nostradamus just missed it by two years and two months; instead of July (seven months) of 1999 September 11, 2001 -- the day of the World Trade Center attacks: the Great King of Terror from the sky. [more]

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