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It was definitely the most exciting Nostradamus prophecy of the 20th century, in that it gave an exact date for the prophecy's occurrence. The infamous Nostradamus "Angolmois" prophecy that was scheduled to occur in July of 1999 may have actually come true! It was one of the most well known of all Nostradamus prophecies, and was also known as the "King of Terror" prophecy. This prophecy was unique from most other Nostradamus prophecies because Nostradamus said it would take place in the seventh month of the year 1999. But exactly what was going to occur in July of 1999? Was the world going to come to an end? Was the battle of Armageddon about to begin?
The Y2K, or Year 2000, MIllennium was quickly approaching, and an anxious and fearful world wondered if the prophet Nostradamus was predicting another great tragedy for mankind. But it now appears that quatrain #10-72 represented a unique challenge issued by Nostradamus to the greatest minds of the 20th century. Since Nostradamus had given the exact date when the prophecy would occur, Nostradamus followers all over the world rushed to see if they might be the first person to figure out a Nostradamus prophecy before it happened. Many so-called "experts" on Nostradamus thought the word "Angolmois" to be an anagram of the word "Mongolois", and soon announced that a Mongolian antichrist, or "King of Terror" was going to appear in the month of July to start a war in the Middle East that would eventually involve the entire world. Major television networks produced TV specials on the upcoming event, and dozens of self-proclaimed authorities on Nostradamus explained their theories on this frightening prediction. Hundreds of websites sprouted up on the Internet as the dreaded July 1999 date approached.
When the month of July passed rather uneventfully, everyone was terribly disappointed. All the Nostradamus "experts" hurriedly came up with all sorts of excuses for why prophecy #10-72 hadn't come true. In actuality however, this prophecy may have indeed come true exactly as Nostradamus predicted. It seems that everyone simply missed it! The following interpretation of this Nostradamus quatrain is representative of many translations published in numerous Nostradamus books well in advance of the 1999 event:
In the year 1999 and seven months,
From the skies shall come a great and terrible King of Terror.
To raise again the great king of the Mongols,
Before and after, War shall reign at will.
The original Nostradamus prophecy #10-72 did not contain the words "King of Terror" or "king of the Mongols." These phrases were added later by overzealous Nostradamus fans trying to create a frightening event to coincide with the year 2000 Millenium. The actual original Old French version of the prophecy translates as follows:
NOSTRADAMUS PROPHECY #10-72
In the year one thousand nine hundred ninety nine, seventh month
From the sky comes a "grand Roi deffrayeur"
To resurrect the great king of the "Angolmois".
Before and after, war reigns for a good-cause.
Most of the prophecy had been correctly translated, but there was much confusion over the exact meaning of the Old French word "Angolmois". And who was this "grand Roi deffrayeur" that was going to arrive out of the sky in the month of July?
The key word "Angolmois" has no roots in the French language. If you search through all the world's dictionaries, you will find only one word in any known language that has the exact spelling A-N-G-O-L. That word is ANGOLA, a former Portuguese African trading colony. In the Old French language, the word "Angolmois" simply means Angol-people or Angol-nation. The name of Angola was taken from the native African word "n'gola" which means "king" or "kingdom."
The phrase "grand Roi deffrayeur" literally translates as "great Leader of frightening-power." But who in 1999 was this great leader who possessed such awesome power? The original native Angolans who traded with the Portugese had long ago been driven northward by invading southern African tribes and forced to form another trading colony called Portuguese Morocco which was located at a much more convenient spot for trading with the Portuguese. All this produces the following corrected translation for Nostradamus prophecy #10-72:
PROPHECY #10-72 (corrected translation)
In the year one thousand nine hundred ninety nine, seventh month,
L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf, sept mois,
From the sky will come a great Leader of frightening power
Du ceil viendra un grand Roi de-ffrayeur
To resurrect the great King of the Angol-people:
Resusiter le grand Roy d'Angol-mois:
Before and after, War reigns for a good-cause.
Avant apres, Mars regner par bon-heur.
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Nostradamus prophecy #10-72 was actually predicting that in July of 1999, a great world leader possessing a frightening amount of power, would arrive out of the sky into a Portugese African kingdom (Angola or Morocco?) to resurrect an African king upon his native throne. And believe it or not, on July 24th, 1999, the world's most powerful leader did in fact arrive out of the sky into the (formerly Portugese) African kingdom of Morocco to witness the resurrection of young Prince Hassan upon the throne of his recently deceased father King Hassan, exactly as Nostradamus had predicted over four hundred years ago. This great world leader then got back into his airplane and flew off to the city of Sarajevo to deliver a speech to a group of brave soldiers who'd just fought in a war for the good-cause (bon-heur) of preventing a horrible genocide.
And so Nostradamus' famous prophecy did come true exactly as he said it would, and his grand experiment to see if anyone in the 20th century would be smart enough to correctly figure out one of his prophecies before it occurred, reached its inevitable conclusion. It seems that an extra 450 years of human evolution had not improved the IQ of mankind one bit, and all the self-proclaimed Nostradamus "experts" had only succeeded in once again discrediting Nostradamus by mistranslating his prophecy.
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