§ 626. 1848, the year of change

19th century:
§626. 1848, the year of change (spring of the nations): V-92.

After the seat held for seventeen years,
Five shall change at the end of these revolved times:
Then the one shall be elected at the same time,
Who shall not be so conformable as to the Romans.

(Apres le siege tenu dixsept ans,
Cinq changeront en tel revolu terme:
Puis sera l'un esleu de mesme temps,
Qui des Romains ne sera trop conforme.)

Keys to the reading:
After the seat held for seventeen years: Ellipsis of «Louis-Philip shall lose the sceptre in February 1848, after the seat held for seventeen years (August 1830 to August 1847)»;

Five shall change at the end of these revolved times: = Other five reigns (aa, bb, cc, dd and ee below) shall change simultaneously in 1848 (Torné-Chavigny, 1860, p.52). «The word change is always employed for a modification in the governments.» (Vignois, 1910, p.228) Indeed, of 52 examples in all of the words: change, changé, changer, changement, etc. in the Prophecies, only 4 express a particular change of the calendar-system (II-41), of the shore of a river (VI-4), of clothing (VI-17) and of the religion (IX-44), all of the rest indicating a change of reigns, sovereigns, governments, fundamental policies, or important results produced thereby. We find among these the 4 quatrains including V-92, where the word change has no subject nor object, nevertheless their context suggests an application of its typical use: a change of reigns, etc. (cf. VI-20, IX-63, IX-66 and V-92);

Then...at the same time: Later in 1848;

The one shall be elected: In december 1848 Louis Napoleon is elected president of the French Republic.

After the seat held for seventeen years, five shall change at the end of these revolved times: then the one shall be elected at the same time: « 1848 Year of revolutions - Louis Napoleon elected French President
Feb: 10th, constitution in Naples proclaimed by Ferdinand II [aa];
24th, Louis Philippe abdicates in favour of grandson, Comte de Paris, but Republican Provisional government is proclaimed under Alphonse de Lamartine;
Mar: 4th, Constitution in Piedmont and Sardinia, proclaimed by Charles Albert [bb];
12th (- 15th), revolution in Vienna begins with university demonstrations; 13th, Prince Metternich resigns and calling of States- General is promised [cc];
14th, Constitution in Rome promulgated by Pope Pius IX [dd];
—, (- 19th), in revolution in Berlin, Frederick William IV agrees to grant constitution [ee];
May: 22nd, Prussian National Assembly meets in Berlin;
Jun: 29th, Archduke John of Austria is elected Regent of the Reich which is to replace German Confederation.
Jul: 22nd, Austrian Reichstag (Constituent Assembly) meets;
Sep: 7th, abolition of serfdom in Austria;
Nov: 4th, Republican Constitution in France is promulgated with single Chamber, strong President and direct election under universal suffrage;
16th, Count Rossi, Papal Premier, assassinated by fanatical democrat;
24th, Pius IX flees to Gaeta.
Dec: 2nd, Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria abdicates in favour of nephew Franz Joseph I (- 1916);
5th, Prussian National Assembly is dissolved and Constitution granted, but ultimate authority of King maintained;
10th, Louis Napoleon is elected President of France by a massive majority;
Feb: 9th, Rome proclaimed Republic under Giuseppe Mazzini.» (Williams, 1968, p.206-210).

Who shall not be so conformable as to the Romans: «The cabinet of the 20th of December 1848 says on the tribune: If we leave Austria the time to come into the Eternal City, it will be first a damage to the French interest in Italy; it will be secondly the reestablishment of the despotism in Rome, as in the days of Gregory XVI; Let us intervene therefore ourselves, for the equilibrium of the influences in Italy not to be broken in favour of the cabinet of Vienna, and also to safeguard the Roman liberty. The Assembly, convinced by the arguments of the ministry, voted on the 10th of April a credit of a million and two hundred thousand francs, for the maintenance of an expeditionary corps on the coasts of central Italy. On the 26th of April the squadron of expedition disembarked at Civita-Vecchia, and thence began marching on Rome. General Oudinot who was commanding the force made a proclamation to the Roman States as follows: Habitants of the Roman States ! A corps of the French army landed upon your territory; its aim is never to exercise an oppressive influence, nor to impose you a government that should not be conformable to your visions... The Roman constituent assembly responded to this proclamation by the following decree: The assembly, after mature and reasoned discussions, have resolved unanimously to save the Republic, and to repel the force by the force.» (Torné-Chavigny, id., p.52-53).

«Siege of Rome: A matter concerning a foreign nation had caused the latter conflict. The European revolutions, to which the revolution of February had given birth, had been promptly put down by the kings whom they had alarmed. Already Austria, victorious in Hungary, thanks to the Russians, had defeated the king of Sardinia, Charles Albert, at Novara; and Lombardy had again fallen into its power. The republic proclaimed at Rome, after the flight of the pope, vainly endeavoured to make the walls of the Holy City the last rampart of the independence of the peninsula. Victorious for an instant, six months before, Italy had refused the aid of France; now that she was vanquished and threatened by a heavier yoke, policy, and the solicitations of the Catholics who were then dominant in the chamber and the ministry, made it a duty of the government to protect the Italian peninsula and the holy see against the revolutionaries who wished to suppress the pope's temporal royalty. An army commanded by General Oudinot was sent into Italy to restore Rome to the pontiff.

«The republicans of Paris endeavoured by an insurrection to save the republic of Rome. A member of the former provisional government, Ledru- Rollin was with them. On the 13th of June, 1849, a timely display of troops nipped the rising in the bud. This riot cost the party its leaders, who were condemned by the high court of Versailles, and the Romans their last hope. On the 2nd of July General Oudinot, after showing the utmost discretion in the siege of the place, entered Rome, where the pope was reinstated. The legislative assembly, which had succeeded the constituent assembly, May 28th, 1849, although less unanimous on this question, nevertheless approved the president's conduct and it was decided that the troops should remain in Rome for the protection of the pope. From that day France had one arm occupied in Italy.» (HH, XIII, p.112-113)
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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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