19th century:

§703 Louis Adolphe Thiers, Chief of the executive power of the French Republic (1871.2-1873.5): X-32.


The great empire that each ought to be such

One person shall obtain it above the others,

But his reign and existence shall be for a while,

Two years in his vessels he shall be able to hold it.


(Le grand empire chacun an devoir estre

Un sur les autres le viendra obtenir,

Mais peu de temps sera son regne & estre,

Deux ans aux naves le porra soustenir.)


NOTES: An: = en (by homophony) = un grand empire (a great empire).

The great empire that each ought to be such: This expresses after the fashion of Nostradamus the principle of the sovereign people of such a great Republic as that of France (the great empire) whose any member (each) ought to be a possible Chief of State through certain legal process representing the State itself, the word “ ought ” (devoir) referring to the obligation by laws.

The convocation of the electors of the National Assembly of Bordeaux to come followed the electoral law of 1849 (Seignobos, 1921b, p.279), which was modeled on that of 1848 with a modification of the total number of the representatives reduced from 900 to 750 (Seignobos, 1921a, p.135).

The electoral law of 1848: « The time was now approaching when something definite required to be adopted by the provisional government in regard to the future constitution of the republic. With this view the government felt that it was necessary to convoke a national assembly; but before that could be done, the basis required to be fixed on which the election of its members should proceed. In these moments of republican fervour, there could be no doubt of the principle which required to be adopted. The convention of 1793 presented the model ready made to their hands. The precedent of that year accordingly was followed, with a trifling alteration, merely in form, which subsequent experience had proved to be necessary. The number of the assembly was fixed at nine hundred, including the representatives of Algeria and the other colonies, and it was declared that the members should be distributed in exact proportion to the population. The whole was to form one assembly, chosen by universal suffrage. Every person was to be admitted to vote who had attained the age of twenty-one, who had resided six months in a commune, and had not been judicially deprived of his suffrage. Any Frenchman of the age of twenty-five, not judicially deprived of his rights, was declared eligible as a representative (each ought to be such). The voting was to be secret, by signing lists; and no one could be elected unless he had at least two thousand votes.» (HH, XIII, p.94-95; cf. Seignobos, 1921a, p.28-30).

One person shall obtain it above the others: « Mr. Thiers, in talking to the Monarchists: “ Come to an agreement if you could in order to establish one of your monarchies,” and to the Republicans: “ You will have your republic if you are wise,” above the ones and above the others shall succeed in obtaining the power.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1876a, p.65).

« On the 8th of February [1871] elections were held throughout France, and on the 12th the national assembly was opened at Bordeaux. Thiers was chosen chief of the executive on the 17th, formed his ministry on the 19th, and on the 21st, accompanied by the ministers Favre and Picard, he went to Versailles, commissioned by the national assembly, to begin the peace negociations.» (HH, XIII, p.179).

Nave: = « s.f., navire (vessel).» (Godefroy).

But his reign shall be for a while, Two years in his vessels he shall be able to hold it: « But he shall hold it only for a little while. He shall be able to keep out two years in tacking about. He shall guard it in all for 27 months starting with the pact of Bordeaux [February 1871 – May 1873].» (Torné-Chavigny, id.).

Estre: = « Being, existence.» (Dubois).

But his existence shall be for a while: Indeed, Adolphe Thiers deceased on September 3rd, 1877, only four years after his resignation from the presidency.


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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 219 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§949).

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