Nostradamus was a 16th-century doomsday astrologer, doctor, accused heretic and bearded seer that has been credited with predicting the Great Fire of London, Hitler’s rise to power, the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic, to name a few.

Referred to as the “prophet of doom,” Nostradamus’ dark world view is believed to have been shaped by the Old Testament and the trauma of losing his wife and young children to illness, Nostradamus had a knack for predicting chaos in the future.


His predictions can be found in his  “Les Prophéties” published 1555. Nostradamus gave the world and its future generations a tome that predicts wars, pestilence, natural disasters, civil unrest, political assassinations and a host of other difficulties.  

Nostradamus’s predictions for 2023 include more trouble for the Royals. He writes that a “Celestial fire will hit  the royal edifice.”   Taken literally it  could mean a meteor is headed straight for Buckingham Palace, or metaphorically it could mean dark days ahead for King Charles and his family. 

Nostradamus says that in the year 2023 the world will find itself embroiled in,  “Seven months of a great war, and many people die  through evil.” 

This prediction could certainly apply  to the devastating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, a war with a very  heavy civilian death toll. In terms of the “evil” Nostradamus blames, many people see Vladimir Putin as  the source.  

The prophecy points to the conflict escalating into a full scale world war in 2023  which, given Russia’s nuclear arsenal and the open talk of launching missiles the world could quickly see apocalyptic levels of destruction. 

Nostradamus writes that in or around 2023, “The antichrist will very soon arrive  and twenty-seven years his war will last. The unbelievers are dead, captive, exiled. With blood, human bodies, water and a red hail will cover the earth.”

 Nostradamus describes The antichrist as a charismatic man with blood lust, and he could very well be a current  global politician.