19th century:

§713 The republican rise in Europe (1870-1890): VI-44.



By night through Nantes Lyris shall appear,

Marine arts shall provoke the rain:

The Arabian gulf shall plunge the grand fleet to the bottom,

A monster in Saxony shall be born of a bear and a sow.

(De nuict par Nantes Lyris apparoistra,

Des artz marins susciteront la pluye:

Arabiq goulfre grand classe parfondra,

Un monstre en Saxe naistra d'ours & truye.)


NOTES: Lyris: = « Iris, the rainbow of covenant of God with mankind (L’Iris, l’arc-d’alliance de Dieu avec les hommes). Henry V, the Gift of God, perceived in Chambord (le Dieudonné, aperçu à Chambord.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1872, p. 184). Lyris also hints “ fleur-de-lis ”, the House of the Bourbons. The Count of Chambord is also called by Nostradamus “the great Satyr” (§709, III-90), “the blond elite” (§594, I-39), “the Myrmidon” (§601, IX-35), “a king with a chronic illness (= a king without kingdom)” (§603, III-91) and “the deer” (§604, V-4).

By night through Nantes Lyris shall appear: « The Count of Chambord made know, by a public letter [dated October 25th 1872] to one of his partisans, that he should persevere in his mystic politics of union with the papacy. “ The moment France wakes up and announces herself by a great act of faith, they would impose her a government that is most menacing for her religious liberties… After all, France is catholic and monarchic. Have confidence in the mission of France. Europe needs her, the papacy needs her, and consequently the old Christian nation cannot perish.”» (Seignobos, 1921b, p.347) « The King wrote to Mr. de la Rochette, deputy of Nantes, a manifesto-letter, which the Espérance du peuple, of Nantes, brought into the entire world. This letter lighted the profound night we were plunged in.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1876a, p. 44).

Marine arts shall provoke the rain: « Gen.: “ God said to Noah: I will bring the waters of flood onto the earth. I will make alliance with you and you will enter the Ark.” The promise of alliance precedes the scourge. Here, Iris precedes the rain. Noah employed to construct the Ark “ the marine arts ” whose vision provoked the railleries of the culprits…» (Torné-Chavigny, 1872, p. 185). Marine arts represent in the context of the quatrain the monarchy in White fixedly planned and eloquently manifested by Henry V, which provoked its refusal [the rain] by the Orleanists persevering in the Tricolor.

The Arabian gulf: The word “Arabian (Arabiq)” refers to “the Arabs (les Arabes)” of the preceding quatrain VI-54 (§712), which designates the Orleans: « Algiers was seized by French troops to avenge a national insult on July 5th, 1830. The Algerians (under Abd-el-Kadar) resisted until 1845, many of France’s victories being won by Orleanist princes.» (Palmer, p.10). Then, the Arabian gulf, referring mythologically to the Red Sea, signifies the Orleanist separation from the fusion with the Legitimists.

The Arabian gulf shall plunge the grand fleet to the bottom: The Orleanists refuse to accept the white standard as the national emblem to result in the failure of the Monarchy [the grand fleet]. « The Orleanist chiefs were prepared for the failure of the restoration, and probably they desired it; they at once took their measures to keep indefinitely the provisory regime and the government of the conservative party… There remained none other but the solution prepared by de Broglie, a prolongation of the powers of MacMahon, sufficiently long to combat with authority against the radicals.» (Seignobos, 1921b, p.375). « The government accepted a compromise: the prolongation of the powers for seven years starting from the vote of the law, with the title of President of the Republic. The duration of seven years, the septennate, became a constitutional law that could be modified no more by the ordinary legislative procedure. This law remains the first foundation of the actual Constitution of France [as of 1921].» (Seignobos, id., p.377).

Saxony: Representing the whole Germany by synecdoche.

A monster in Saxony: « The German revolutionaries.» (Torné-Chavigny, 1872, p. 189), the word monstre (monster) in the Prophecies of Nostradamus refer in most cases to a monstrous, prodigious or oppositional person, power or being such as Henry of Navarre (I-90), the government of the Jacobins (III-34), Napoleon Bonaparte (II-32), Garibaldi (V-20, V-88), the great colonialist powers (X-98), etc.

A bear (ours): « The French Jacobins » as “ l’Ours (the Bear) ”in the quatrain V-4 (§604) (id.).

A sow (truye): « The followers of Garibaldi » surnamed « pourceau demy-homme » (a half-man pig) [§689, I-64] by Nostradamus.» (id.).

A monster in Saxony shall be born: The rising German social democracy Bismarck endeavored to suppress: « New rivets to make the empire fast were found in the new ordinance for a single standard of measures, coinage, and weights (1873); in the magnificent development of the imperial postal and telegraphic system due to the intelligence of the imperial postmaster, Heinrich von Stephan (from 1870); in the unification of the regulations governing the courts of law in 1876, of which the crowning point was the establishment of the imperial court at Leipsic in 1879. In no respect was the empire so closely bound up with its co-ordinate states as in its finance. For to meet the ever-increasing tasks that were imposed upon it the empire had to look to the income from its indirect taxes, its duties and its imperial regalia (post and telegraph); but besides this it was bound to continue to lay claim to the monetary contributions of the individual states; in this respect, therefore, it was dependent on them, and in other ways often influenced their finances in an irregular and damaging manner. For this reason Prince Bismarck wished to put the empire on its own feet by increasing its own income and to make the single states its boarders, that is to say, its financial dependents.

The first move was to carry out the splendid plan of bringing all the German railways into the possession of the empire, and so making an end at one blow to the ever-increasing confusion caused by eighty-two independent railway districts with sixty boards of directors, forty-nine of which were private undertakings; but this plan proved impracticable in 1876, for the secondary states offered the most determined opposition —  all it did was to serve as an introduction for the general transformation of the railways into state property by the separate states. In his second course, that of raising the duties, Prince Bismarck encountered the opposition of the doctrine of free trade that prevailed everywhere. The abolition of the iron tax on the 1st of January, 1878, showed at last that one of the most important branches of German industry had been imperiled as a consequence of a practical application of this doctrine, and at the same time the rapid growth of social democracy showed that the state could not waste any further time before actively intervening between employers and workmen without prejudicing its own interests. In support of this view what was called Kathedersozialismus [schoolsocialism] brought forward the theories of political economy. The crisis, however, was not reached until in April, 1877, Prince Bismarck, weary of office and ill in health, handed in his resignation; and the emperor, recognizing the incomparable merits of the great statesman, wrote upon it his “ Never ! ” and accordingly expressed his willingness to give him a free hand. Two foul attempts at murder were now aimed at the humane monarch, on the 11th of May and on the 2nd of June, 1878; with lightning flash they illuminated the abyss to which social democracy when left to itself had brought the German people. After the first attempt the Reichstag still refused to pass a special law against it; after the second attempt the newly elected Reichstag adopted one that had been better prepared, on the 19th of October, 1878, to extend until the 31st of May, 1881; this was several times prolonged (until 1890). Thus with one blow the whole social democratic press and the open organization and agitation of a party that placed itself outside the pale of the law were suppressed.» (HH, XV, p.(535-536).


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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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