Notre Dame fire: Nostradamus predicted Paris Cathedral blaze goes viral in shock claim | Weird | News


The quote asserted “when the great cathedral glows red, so will begin the descent of man”. Nostradamus was a 16th-century French astrologer, regarded by some as having predicted a range of future events. However according to analysis from fact-checking website Snopes.com Nostradamus never wrote the alleged words in any of his primary works.

Nostradamus is best known for his Les Propheties, a collection of poems first published in 1555.

According to many of his admirers, the book has correctly predicted a range of major world events.

However the quote spread after the Notre-Dame blaze does not feature in the book according to Snopes.com.

The website commented: “The quote appears to be a modern invention falsely attributed to Nostradamus in order to generate likes, shares and comments.

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“We found no mention of this supposed prophecy prior to the events on April 15 2019.”

A devastating fire swept through the historic Notre-Damn on Monday evening.

The buildings iconic spire and roof collapsed, whilst some of its walls were damaged.

Three people were injured during the inferno, including one firefighter.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the Notre-Dame will be rebuilt within five years.

More than €800m (£692m) has already been pledged towards the reconstruction by business tycoons and French government agencies.

On Wednesday French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced an international architecture competition to design a replacement for the collapsed Notre-Dame spire.

The Notre-Dame became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the ‘Paris, Banks of the Seine’ classification, in 1991.



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