It is widely known that Nostradamus wrote 942 quatrains. According to some, these quatrains are said to predict events that take place throughout history up to the present day. These quatrains also are also said to predict the end of the world as we know it. These quatrains have been the issue of debate as long as I can remember. (I'm only in my 30's though) Here is a execerpt of a few of his quatrains translated into english: Century 1, Quatrain 24The new city contemplating a condemnation, The bird of prey offers itself to the heavens. After victory pardon to the captives, Cremona and Mantua will have suffered great evils. Century 1, Quatrain 87 Earth-shaking fire from the center of the earth. Will cause the towers around the New City to shake, Two great rocks for a long time will make war, And then Arethusa will color a new river red. Century 6, Quatrain 97 At forty-five degrees, the sky will burn, Fire approaches the great new city, Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up When they want to have verification from the Normans. Century 9, Quatrain 92 The king will want to enter the new city, Through its enemies they will come to subdue it Captives liberated to speak and act falsely, King to be outside, he will keep far from the enemy. Century 10, Quatrain 49 Garden of the world near the new city, In the path of the hollow mountains, It will be seized and plunged into the Vat, Drinking by force the waters poisoned by sulfur. Some say that these quatrains are supposed predict current events and on into the future. One quatrain in particular is supposed to have predicted the 9/11 tragedy. It reads as follows: Century 10, Quatrain 72 The year 1999, seventh month, From the sky will come a great King of Terror: To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign by good luck. One can debate these quatrains for years and not agree on thier meaning. The question here is if at least one of his quatrains is percise in predicting any historical event, does that make him a prophet? Also if not a prophet, then could he be calssified as a seer of some sort, or could it be deemed as pure luck? Any thoughts?