For four centuries his dark prophecies have inspired fear and debate; his followers say he predicted the French Revolution, the birth of Hitler and the assassination of John Kennedy.
In an age of magic and superstition, the medieval physician Nostradamus gained renown for healing victims of the deadly plague. But it is his prophetic visions, 900 cryptic poems called The Centuries, that have enthralled generation after generation of readers. Did he, as believers claim, predict some of history's most monumental events, from the Great Fire of London to the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger? And what about his terrifying prophecies of the end of the world? In this remarkable presentation, BIOGRAPHY® interviews scholars on both sides of the discussion.
BIOGRAPHY® invites you to examine the evidence as you enter the eerie world of the man known as the Prophet of Doom ''Nostradamus''.
© 1995 A&E Television Networks.