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Michael Nostradamus
Michel de Nostredame
Born Michel de Nostredame
14 December 1503(1503-12-14)
Saint-Remy, Provence, Kingdom of France
Died 2 July 1566 (62)
Salon, Provence, Kingdom of France
Known for Les Prophéties

Michel de Nostredame, or Nostradamus (December 14, 1503 - July 2, 1566) was a French apothecary, astrologer, and prognosticator, noted for a series of poetic quatrains (four-line stanzas) that were supposed to foretell the future, the first 353 published in his 1555 book Les Prophéties, with a further 589 quatrains released in later editions (also known as Les Centuries).