§671. Italian unification of Rome; Defeat of Napoleon III in Alsace-Lorraine (1870): VIII-11.

VIII-11 (§671):

The innumerable people shall appear in Vicentia,
The fire without strength shall burn the Basilica.
Near Lunage the great of Valence defeated,
When Venice shall take arms in the center.

(Peuple infiny apparoistra à Vicence
Sans force feu brusler la Basilique
Pres de Lunage deffait grand de Valence,
Lors que Venise par more prendra pique.)

Notes: The innumerable people shall appear in Vicentia: In Vicentia, i.e. in North Italy, for there has appeared the kingdom of Italy absorbing Venetia in 1866.

The fire without strength shall burn the Basilica: Even a slightest fire burns down the Vatican. « ... caused by the defeats sustained by her ancient ally, to lay hands upon Rome... But when the empire fell and was succeeded by a republic all causes for scruples vanished and the duty of the government to settle the Roman question for the good of the nation could no longer be delayed. In vain had Victor Emmanuel sent his envoy to Rome with an autograph letter in which he appealed to the heart of the pope “ with the affection of a son, the loyalty of a king, and the soul of an Italian,” that he would permit the royal troops, already posted in the outskirts of Rome, to enter and occupy such positions in the Roman territory as was necessary for the maintenance of order and the safe-guarding of the pontiff. Pius IX held firmly to his refusal, saying he would yield to force but not to injustice. Then it was necessary to resort to force. The government gave orders to General Raffaele Cadorna to pass the borders with his troops, at the same time informing the European governments, by means of a circular letter, of the resolution taken and justifying its action by pointing out the impossibility of reconciling Italy with papal Rome and the necessity of procuring peace and security for Italy. The note then reassured the powers as to the steps Italy would take for the safeguard of the pope's spiritual power so that his liberty and independence might be complete. On September 11th Cadorna entered the pontifical territories. On the 17th the Italian soldiers were at Civitavecchia, and on the 19th under the walls of Rome.» (HH, IX, p.621-622). 

« But Pius IX had determined on his course of conduct and was resolved to pursue it at any cost. His views were expressed in his letter written September 19th to General Kanzler, the commander-in-chief of the papal force. In it Pius IX ordered Kanzler to treat with the enemy on the slightest breach of the walls of Rome “as the defence was solely to be suffcient to serve as proof of an act of violence and nothing more.” And so it happened; at half-past five on the morning of September 21st the Italian soldiers opened fire between the Pia and the Sorlara gates and at the gate of St. John and St. Pancras, and hardly was a breach made when the papal troops ceased fire and hoisted the white flag on all the batteries . A messenger was sent to Cadorna and it was speedily agreed that Rome should surrender all but the Leonine city, whicn should for the present remain under the jurisdiction of the pope. Then the papal troops were awarded the honours of war, but were obliged to lay down arms and flags. The peasant soldiers were sent back to their homes and all foreigners despatched to their respective countries at the expense of the Italian government.» (HH, IX, p.622). 

Lunage: An enigma, whose “Lune-” can suggest French place-names such as Luneau, Lunegarde, Lunel, Lunel-Viel, Luneray, Lunery or Lunéville and this last “Lunéville”, unique in France, may be that which indicates the principal battle-fields of Franco-Prussian war in 1870, where the French has been defeated. 

The great of Valence: Napoleon III, Valence representing France by synecdoche.

Near Lunage the great of Valence defeated: In fact, the French was defeated in Wissenburg (August 4), in Spicheren (Aug. 5), in Frœschwiller (Aug. 6), in Forbach (Aug. 6), in Mars-la-Tour and Gravelotte (Aug. 16), in St. Privat-la-Montagne (Aug. 18), and capitulated in Sedan (Sept. 2) and in Metz (Oct. 27), all these places almost in a semicircle being “near Lunéville” as its center (cf. Seignobos, 1921b, p.230-242; HH, XIII, p.150-156; GeoCenter, Euro Atlas France, p.38-40), and the whole theater of war in Alsace-Lorraine can be described as a ‘crescent (croissant)’ of the moon (Lune) [luna in Latin] (cf. PenguinAtlas 2, p.70).

More: = Meure, Milieu (center) (Godefroy) and at the same time a perfect anagram of Rome. The variant ‘mort, death’ (Vignois, 1910, p.273) or ‘morte, death, dead’ (Leoni, 1961, p.350; Fontbrune, 1980, p.143; Luni, 1998, p.306) is scarcely valid. Another example of ‘More’ with ‘Chameau (camel)’ (§602,IV-85) means ‘the Moor’ and ‘la loy Moricque (the Moorish law)’ (III-95) means ‘the Moor’s law, i.e. the Ottoman Empire’. 

When Venice [the kingdom of Italy, by synecdoche] shall take arms in the center [in Rome] = The fire without strength shall burn the Basilica.

La Basilique: = Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, la basilique Saint-Pierre, St. Peter’s Basilica, ‘la Basilique’ with the initial capital excluding the option of interpretation ‘a royal palace’ by Vignois (1910, p.273) and Fontbrune (1980, p.143). Moreover, another usage ‘Basil grand, a grand Basil’ (§52,VI-78) means the Pope Pius IV. There is no other example as to ‘basilique’ and ‘basil’ in the Prophecies of Nostradamus.
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Koji Nihei Daijyo

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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 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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