A History channel documentary last night looked in depth at Nostradamus’s predictions for the 2016 American presidential election — and concluded that Hillary Clinton was the candidate he foresaw to win.
The makers of the show, Nostradamus: Election 2016, spoke with various experts on the 16th century seer about what he foresaw in the upcoming poll between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Several verses from his writings were looked at in particular, including one that some say described Trump as “the great shameless, audacious bawler” .
Another, Century VIII, Quatrain 15, describes a “masculine woman” who “will exert herself to the north”.
One verse, Century I, Quatrain 25, also seems to point to the leaked tapes of Donald Trump talking about groping women, when it says: “The lost thing is discovered”. It also points to other women who later came out with allegations of sexual impropriety against the tycoon when it adds: “By other rumors he shall be dishonored.”
Christopher Sebastian Parker, Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, said: “That particular prediction by Nostradamus is ironic, where Donald Trump is at a place where these women are really getting out and mobilizing.”
Nostradamus, who died 450 years ago in 1566, was often vague in his writings but Nostradamus: Election 2016 pointed to several verses which could be seen as predictions for the 2016 presidential election.
They included Century V, Quatrain 60
Overburdened he will not pass the gate:
He will speak with such great fury and rage,
That to fire and blood he will consign the entire sex.
The third is Century II, Quatrain 67
The blonde one will come to compromise the fork-nosed one
Through the duel and will chase him out:
In the conclusion to the show Victor Baines, President of the Nostradamus Society of America, says he believes this suggests a prediction by Nostradamus that Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential election.
He said: “In my opinion, ‘the blonde one’ is a reference to Hillary Clinton. The ‘fork-nosed one’ is maybe a derogatory type name that Nostradamus gave Donald J Trump because he’s kind of bullyish and harsh. If she’s going to compromise him, she’s got to win the election.”
However the show also concedes that there are other interpretations, with some saying that the following verse, Century I, Quatrain 86, suggests Hillary will actually lose and Trump will emerge victorious.
When the great queen sees herself conquered,
she will show an excess of masculine courage.
Nostradamus’s Election 2016 prediction
In Nostradamus: Election 2016 on History, Nostradamus Society President Baines says he thinks the 16th century seer predicted that Hillary Clinton will win the election. However, the show admits Nostradamus’s writings are open to different interpretations, and some believe that they show Trump will emerge victorious.
You can watch the full documentary on the History website, as well as read more of his prophecies that could relate to the election.