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§735 Presidents Loubet and Fallières; Balkan affairs (1899-1913): VIII-93.

VIII-93 (§735):

Just for seven months one shall hold the presidency
On his resigning office shall be born a great division:
For seven months another shall maintain the power
Near Venice shall reappear peace and union.

(Sept moys sans plus obtiendra prelature
Par son deces grand scisme fera naistre:
Sept moys tiendra un autre la preture
Pres de Venise paix union renaistre.
)

NOTES: Prelature: « Prédominance (Predominance). Rang élevé (elevated rank). (Antiq.) Dignité de prêtre, de grand prêtre, de pontife (Dignity of priest, of great priest, of pontiff). Pontificat (Pontificate).» (Huguet)

Preture
: From the Latin « praetor, ōris, m. [praeeō], one who goes before or first; hence a leader, chief, president. At Rome: orig. the name of the chief magistrate of the Roman republic.» (Smith-Lockwood)

Deces
: « Decez. Départ (Departure).» (Huguet), from the Latin « dēcēdō, to move down duly, withdraw, retire, ‘clear out’ (with idea of making way for another).»
(Smith-Lockwood).

Scisme
: « Scisme, v. Schisme.»; « Schisme, Division. On écrit aussi scisme et cisme (Alternative orthographies are scisme and cisme).» 
(Huguet)

Moys (Months)
: « By the words YEAR, MONTH, WEEK, the prophets sometimes want to say simply units of time, which they play to confound, in order to augment the obscurity (Apocalypse, XI. 2, 3, 9, 11, etc.).» (Vignois, 1910, p.454); Cf. §589, V-90: « And the whole peninsula shall hold nine months.»; Nine months: may be understood as nine years, as the other examples in Nostradamus suggest it. In fact, the quatrain VIII-93 twice says « seven months », which is the term of office of the presidency of the third French republic, namely seven years (septennate). It refers to President Loubet (1899-1906) and President Fallières (1906-1913), who are designated with the dictions « prelature » and « preture », both originally meaning « posted in front » (he who sits before = who presides = president) (Vignois, 1910, p.454). We have another example in the quatrain V-18, where it is depicted that the wall of Paris, besieged by Henry IV, shall fall on the seventh day, namely in the seventh year after its denial of the king of France in 1588. In reality, Paris occupied by the League shut out the king Henri III in 1588 and for the first time thereafter opened the gates to the king Henri IV, direct allied successor to Henri III, in 1594, which lapse of time the French used to count as seven years, starting with 1588 which is the first year and finishing with 1594 that is the seventh and last. And the quatrain VII-15 (§212) will literally say about this siege of Paris: « For seven years the siege shall be laid in front of the city in the hands of the League under the controle of the master of the Milanese, i.e. Philip II: The greatest king shall make his entry into it. The city, then, free from his enemies.» And an encyclopedia of world history, particularly concerned with historical dating, describes as follows: «The independence war of Greece: 1821-1829» (Ploetz, p.1080), which means nine years in the French fashion.

Just for seven months one shall hold the presidency On his resigning office shall be born a great division: For seven months another shall maintain the power: « The mandate of Mr. Fallières (February 1906). Mr. Loubet, elected President of the [French] Republic on February 18th, 1899, for a term of seven years, accomplished his mandate a few days after having sanctioned the law of separation of the Church and the State. Mr. Fallières, elected on January 17th [,1906] to take the place of Mr. Loubet, took possession of his charge on February 18th; and as far as one can interprete the Centuries beforehand, it seems probable that he will conserve his high function during the same lapse of time.» (Vignois, id.).

« 1873 May: 24th, L. A. Thiers falls and M. MacMahon is elected French president. Oct: 27th, Comte de Chambord ends hope of restoration of French monarchy by refusing to accept tricolour. Nov: 20th, French monarchists confer M. MacMahon with presidential powers for seven years.» (Williams, 1968, p.290); Cf. §707-§712 (V-36, VI-35, X-57, VI-53, IX-15 and VI-54).
« 1899 Feb: 18th, Émile Loubet is elected President of France (-1906), following Félix Faure’s death.» (id., p.386).
« 1905 Dec: 9th, separation of Church and State in France [On his resigning office shall be born a great division]; complete liberty of conscience.» (id., p.412); « 1905 December 9th Separation of the Churches and of the State: end of the regime of the 1801 Concordat, suppression of the ministry of Worship and of the retribution of the clergy by the State.» (Jouette, p.186).
« 1906 January 17th Armand Fallières is elected President of the Republic.» (id.).
« 1913 January 17th Raymond Poincaré is elected President of the Republic.» (id., p.194).

Near Venice shall reappear union: « The Balkan States [Near Venice] (to 1908) Greece: the National Assembly chose 1863-1913 G
EORGE I (Glücksburg dynasty), ‘King of the Hellenes’ (as to the Greek Independence War (1821-1829), cf. §588, IX-91; §589, V-90; §590, VI-55). After the 1863 British hand-over of the Ionian Islands, the Enosis movement (union of all Greeks) took precedence over attempts at economic development. An uprising on Crete failed (1866). After the acquisition of Thessaly (1881), Macedonia became the object of dispute between Greece and Bulgaria. A 2nd uprising on Crete led to the 1897 Greco-Turkish War with Greek defeats in Thessaly. Nevertheless, Crete gained political autonomy under Turkish sovereignty because of the interference of the great powers. The leader of Enosis, Venizelos (1864-1936), proclaimed the annexation of Crete in 1905. 1908 Formal union of Crete and Greece.» (PenguinAtlas 2, p.81). « Sep. 1908 Union of Crete with Greece. As leader of the Liberal party, VENIZELOS gave momentum to the ‘Greater Greece Movement’.» (id., p.121).

Near Venice shall reappear peace: « The Balkan Crises [Near Venice] (1908-13) The decay of the Ottoman Empire and the far-reaching national ambitions of the new national states with their manifold ethnic, cultural and religious divisions (causing minorities and ‘irredenta’ problems), kept the Balkans in constant unrest. It became the high-tension area of world politics, directly (Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia) or indirectly (Germany, France, Britain) involving the great powers.
1912-13 Crisis in the Balkans. Unrest in Albania; internal upheavals and weakning of the Turkish position because of the 1911-12 Tripoli War with Italy caused Serbia and Bulgaria to join forces. Encouraged by Russian diplomacy, the 2 states joined in the Mar. 1912 1st Balkan League (directed against Austrian expansion in case of the expected partition of European Turkey). Greece and Montenegro joined the alliance.
Oct. 1912 1st Balkan War: the 4 members of the alliance declared war on Turkey. Severe defeats of the Turks at Kirk Kilisse, Lüleburgaz and near Adrianople (by Bulgaria), at Kumanovo (by Serbia). In consequence, a critical international situation developed: supported by Russia, Serbia demanded access to the Adriatic; Italy opposed this. Italy wished to annex Albania and called for the renewal of the Triple Alliance [Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy]; Greece protested against the occupation of the Dodecanese by Italy (1912). Austia-Hungary objected to any kind of increased power for Serbia or Italy while it backed Bulgaria. Russia, concerned for the last of her Balkan allies and for her policies towards the Straits, looked with apprehension at the pressure exerted by Bulgaria on Serbia and Turkey. At the December London Conference of Ambassadors Gernany and Britain jointly endeavoured to bring about the May 1913 Peace of London: cession of all Turkish territories west of the Enos-Midia line and of all Aegean islands. During the conflicts over the spoils, Bulgaria, overestimating her strength, attacked Serbia.» (
PenguinAtlas 2, p.121).

« June 1913 2nd Balkan War: the intervention of Roumania, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey on the side of Serbia confused the situation completely. Relations between Austria-Hungary and Roumania (already burdened by the presence of a Roumanian minority in Transylvania) cooled because of Austria’s threat to interfere to save Bulgaria; Germany and Italy, however, prevented her from doing so.
August 1913 Peace of Bucharest [shall reappear peace]: Bulgaria lost Macedonia and Dobruja; Crete finally united with Greece; Albania became an autonomous principality.
Consequences: overall disappointment, especially in Serbia, which had been prevented by Austria from reaching the Adriatic Sea. Prevailing friendships and alliances were reinforced; the situation in the Balkans, the ‘powder-keg’ of Europe, remained unstable, and in the July Crisis of 1914, ignited the 1st World War.» (
id.).

Discussion:
There are four cases of the two consecutive 7 year term presidencies completed respectively by 2 different persons in France during the period: 1555-2002 as follows:
1° Loubet-Fallières: 1899-1906-1913.
2° Fallières-Poincaré: 1906-1913-1920.
3° Giscard d’Estaing-Mitterrand: 1974-1981-1988.
4° Mitterrand-Chirac: 1988-1995-2002.

Of these only the first is valid as to the predictions of a great division and of recovery of peace and union by this quatrain. Therefore, the interpretation of the 2nd and 4th verses of the quatrain by P. Guinard recommending the case 2° (2011, p.152) doesn’t ameliorate that of Vignois, for the text: « a great division » is more applicable to the SEPARATION of Church and State than to ‘the 1st World War’, and the term: « union » more precise for ENOSIS of the Greek than for ‘Italian territorial recovery of South Tyrol, Istria and Triest’.
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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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