Nostradamus 10-72 = July 1999
This is one of the few quatrains of Nostradamus where he put a very specific date on the incident. Because he uses the year 1999, this quatrain was used in the run-up to the 2000 'End of the World' and in its own this is one of the biggest miss interpretations - leading to serious discredit of Nostradamus. Not only that; but this is a very nice Quatrain to show that not all (READ: Very Few) of Nostradamus Quatrains are on scale of World Destruction!
There are a lot of discrepancies and even some cases referring back to a French related incident that took place in the year 1525; though for me I would not see the relevance of Nostradamus publishing this some 40 years later and call it prophesy - unless we accept the other notion that Nostradamus's Quatrains are based on cyclic events. Personally I do not underwrite this later statement.
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.
GENERAL TRANSLATION #1: (Early)
The year 1999, seven months,
come a great defraying King of the region
resuscitate the great King from Angoumois
before, after war, he shall reign with good fortune.
GENERAL TRANSLATION #2: (Later)
The year 1999, seventh month,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror:
To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols,
Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.
TIME: In the year one thousand nine hundred ninety nine, seventh month
CONFIRMATION: From the sky comes a Great leader of frightening
INCIDENT: To resurrect the great King "Angol-mois".
ADDITIONAL: Before and after, Mars/war reigns for good-cause. "
"Roi de-ffrayeur" Literally translates to 'Ruler of Fear' or 'Frightening ruler'
Angoumois; meaning Angou-people.
In Nostradamus's time the Dule of Angoulême was king of France - better known as King Francois I. The King was 'restored' to health after a visit by the Emperor Charles V while seriously ill in Madrid in 1525. I do not find any other reason to link this Quatrain to the King who dies some 20 years before publications. However, there is another very curious incident. In 1524 the Italian explored found the 'Manhattan Island' as we know it today but then he called it 'New Angoulême' in honour of Ling Francis I of France. Other than this, there is absolutely no related incident linking Angoumois with the year 1999.
'Angolmois' is the way it was spelled by Nostradamus - meaning Angol-people. Angol, well that is a place or word that does not really exist - or is it? Here comes a very long story turning around some 8,000 km to the South. The Portuguese explored planted his cross in what we call today Libreville, Gabon. At that time it was called and referred to as the Land of N'gola since the local tribal ruler's name was N'gola. The Spanish crown made agreements with people along the Western coast of Africa for trade - and slaves. Most of the tribes accepted this to protect themselves. The proud and admired King N'gola refused.
As result his tribe was mostly captured and sold as slaves in Marrakesh - which was the biggest slave trading market of the Spanish empire around the time Nostradamus lived. Today Marrakesh is better known as Morocco.
On a personal note: The people of N'gola fled far inland and South to get away from their arch enemies the Kongo. That time it was the great migrations in Africa. A portion of the male fighters from this tribe under leadership of their King N'gola went to Marrakesh to try to free his people. They were never heard of again. To this day his people are still talking of his bravery and have songs about him around the campfires. During my explorations around 1997-2001 I had the privilege to meet with long descendants of this King and his people in the North East Angola/ Zambian region which today is the towns Caiombo and Shakungo - right there where the mighty Zambezi river originates. A very beautiful, remote, traditional area. One day I will publish that as a short story. Strangely I never linked that experience and knowledge to Nostradamus until earlier this year of 2011. This is the link of ANGOL to Morocco - the later a colony of France.
The month of JULY in the year 1999
During the time Nostradamus wrote this Quatrain the ruler in Morocco was Abul Abbas Muhammed. The translation is "Servant Father of Beasts" - aka King Mohammad the Original.
King Mohammad I ruled from 1631 to 1664.
King Mohammed V ruled from 1909 to 1961
King Hassan II - From 1961 to 1999 - His reign is referred to as "Years of Lead" like in bullets.
King Mohamed VI - WAS CROWNED IN 1999 and rules to this present day - His opposition and the press sometimes refers to him as "The Beast".
King Mohammed VI became King on 23 July 1999 when his father died - but was only crowned 7 days later on 30 July 1999. King Mohammed is the Seventh King Mohammed of Morocco, he was crowned in the Seventh Month and seven days after he became King when his father died. Here you have a numerical 7 to play with.
Take a step back to our confirmation line #2: From the SKY come a Great Frightening Leader.
Here we have a very specific reference; again. There must be a leader (NOT KING), coming from the sky, he must be a fearsome leader, great. Guess who that could be? From where?
From 'New Angoulême' (NEW YORK) the Great leader of the US of America fly on an aircraft called Airforce One for the funeral of King Hassan II. Bill Clinton was there, in Morocco when King Muhamed VI became King. Resurrection? No, BUT - The name came back into the hierarchy as well as the reference to the "King of Beasts"
Lastly, the additional information, which is also more confirmation. Before Bill Clinton there was war; a war considered by most for a GOOD CAUSE. The Iraq war against the Terror of Hussein was started by George Bush Senior. The Iraq war was still ongoing when his son George W. Bush became president. There was and is the War on Terrorism, Afghanistan - ALL stated as war for a GOOD CAUSE.
During the month of July in the year 1999 a great leader of a fearsome country will come through the sky to resurrect the King of the N'gola-People (Muhammad, The Beast of Morocco). During this time there will be a war for a good cause.
There is but absolute no other Quatrain that has so much information compressed into a few words, spans half a century and is so exact to the word. This, my friends can't be seen a coincidence.