NOSTRADAMUS, ASTROLOGY AND THE BIBLE
substudY "WORLD WAR ii"
Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte
(
dr. N. Centurio [dr. phil. A.M. Centgraf], Berlin, 1953)
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie
 

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General information
In 1953, Richard Schikowski publishers in Berlin published the first edition of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte - erste deutsche Gesamtausgabe der Vorhersagen zeitnah übersetzt und gedeutet von Dr. N. Centurio. The name "Dr. N. Centurio" is one of the author's pseudonyms of dr. phil. Alexander Max Centgraf (1893-1970); the word Centurio is a latinization of the word Centuries.
[1] Prof. dr. Wolfgang Goetz (Leipzig, 1885 - Berlin, 1955), honorary president of the Berliner Schriftstellervereinigung, wrote an introduction. On page 268 of the first edition of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte is mentioned that prior to publication, a certain Thomas Johanssen, lector, went through the text of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte and made a number of remarks. On the same page, Centgraf expressed his thanks to those who helped and encouraged him in the process of writing.
Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte is a clothbound book with dust jacket. On the front flap, it reads that a respected historian and philologist who already has stepped forward with important publications, now presents the sensational results of his study which took many years. The famous and so far most controversial book in the world literature now shines a bright light upon the present and the future up to 2000. On the back flap, it reads that with the publication of the first German anthology of the Centuries, one of the most wanted books of the world literature is available again and comprehensible for modern man. This old prophetic book now brings comfort and hope for the coming years and distinguishes itself from all other books in this field because of its scheme. On the linen cover, the family crest of the Notre Dame family is printed in gold: two double crosses and two eagle' heads. The only illustration in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte is a picture of an astrological chart, erected for the Full Moon of August 7, 1846, to which Nostradamus was supposed to refer in quatrain 04-33, which Centgraf linked to the discovery of Neptune.

Schikowski also published the second, revised edition (1955), the third and the fourth and last edition (1960, once more revised) of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, which in 1966 was completely sold and in 1968 succeeded by Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, published by Turm publishers in Bietigheim. Centgraf characterized Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte as a continuated, concentrated version of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte. Therefore, the first edition of Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte was numbered as the fifth edition, revised and enlarged edition. I don't know why in 1966 Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte was not reprinted. To the fourth edition, a picture of a portrait of Nostradamus was added, copied from Nostradamus (Eugène Bareste, Parijs, 1840) and an analysis of the birth chart of Nostradamus (Saint-Rémy de Provence, December 14, 1503, 12.00 TLT) by Willy Bischoff.
Richard Schikowski publishers/booksellers, founded in 1951 and specialized in esoteric and occult literature, exists up to today and is seated in Berlin, 30 Motzstraße.

 

Text division of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte
Centgraf's letter from May 22, 1950, to the German author Hermann Hesse, at that time residing in Switzerland, shows that in 1950, Centgraf had a printable manuscript on Nostradamus and the Centuries. Its contents were divided into three parts: (1) an extensive introduction to the work of Nostradamus, (2) the translation of and comments upon his predictions and (3) a prophetic concordance of world history for the period between 1550 to 2200. Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte can be divided into (1) treatises on the life of Nostradamus, his expressions, the future up to the 21st century and the warnings in the predictions, addressed to rulers and prominent persons, (2) the translation of and comments upon the Preface to Cesar, the Epistle to Henry II, the Centuries, the Sixains, leftover quatrains and the Présages and (3) an addendum with a bibliography of Century-editions and Century-comments, a discussion of systems with which a number of Century-scholars had tried to arrange the Century-quatrains in order of fulfilment, Centgraf's arrangement of quatrains which according to him were fulfilled between 1900 and 1950 and an index of persons and geographical names.
For his discussion of the predictions in the Centuries, Centgraf used the 1940-Krafft-copy of the Centuries (Frankfurt am Main), a photocopy of a 1568-B.Rigaud-edition of the Centuries. For his discussion of the Présages, the Sixains and the leftover quatrains, he used the 1605-Sève-edition of the Centuries.

 

Henry the Fortunate
In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, Centgraf described in his comments upon the predictions of Nostradamus which events would occur in Europe in the years until 2050. The key figure in these events is Henry the Fortunate (Heinrich der Glückliche), who will be born in Bretagne in July 1999. Henry the Fortunate will be the first president of the United States of Europe and will deliver Europe from all external powers. In 2035, after having seized power in the Mediterranean Sea in a great navy battle near Marseille, where a nuclear bomb will cause millions of casualties and heavy damage, he successfully will attack England, which no longer will dominate Europe and which will become one of the states of the United States. Next, he will put an end to the anarchy in Italy and will bridle Germans, Austrians and Swiss. He also solves the Arab-Jewish problem. In 2045, he will bring peace to the world for about 57 years. In that year, in Germany, which for many years was subordinated to the Western Allies, the "holy Empire" begins, which will take the place of England as the dominant power and which will learn the world humanity and compassion.
In the letter he wrote to Hesse on May 22, 1950, Centgraf presented a similar future perspective.
In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968) Centgraf took January 21, 1981 as the birth date of Henry the Fortunate. He based this new assumption upon the assumption of the Austrian astrologer dr. Wilhelm Kestranek that the birth date of Henry the Fortunate was mentioned in quatrain 05-41 and his hour of birth in quatrain 10-71.
Henry the Fortunate is also the main character in the brochure Die Wahrheit über Heinrich den Glücklichen - Nostradamus Prophezeiungen entschlüsselt, written by the German astrologer Ingrid Beikirch (Gifhorn, 1986), who besides Centgraf's Die großen Weissagungen des Nostradamus also consulted Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921) and Allgeier's Die großen Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus in moderner Deutung (Munich, 1982). According to Beikirch, Henry the Fortunate is a woman, announced in Revelations 12, who will renew christianity.

 

voorplaat Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
De Tombre-1941

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
Between June and August 1941, in his capacity as a volunteer of the Antikomintern, a section of the Ministry of Propaganda which was occupied with the production of anti-Russian propaganda, Centgraf either wrote or completed the text of a national-socialist, propagandistic Nostradamusbrochure, aimed against the British, the communists and the Jews. In January 1945, as a token of esteem, he was decorated with the Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse ohne Schwerter.  
In the second quarter of 1940, the text of a Nostradamusbrochure, written in the Ministry of Propaganda, aimed against England and meant for spread in the neutral countries, was translated into eight languages. From the brochure which Centgraf wrote or completed in 1941, only one translation is known: Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn - Michael Nostradamus spreekt in 1558 over het verloop en den uitslag van den huidigen oorlog (Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV, Arnhem, NL, alternative title: Staat onze toekomst vast? Voorspellingen van Nostradamus uit het jaar 1558 over het verloop van den huidigen oorlog). This translation carries the name of A. de Tombre, who according to a reader of the Dutch newspaper Het Vrije Volk was a fascist astrologer. It is also possible that the name "A. de Tombre" is a fictitious name, like the name Jean François Pasteur in the national-socialist Nostradamusbrochure Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?, discussed elsewhere on this website.
[2]
The following facts show that Centgraf has been the author of the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...:

  1. In 1941, in the copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... which Centgraf in 1941 gave to the Preussische Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, nowadays preserved in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (catalogue number Na 7716/50), it was written twice that he was the author. On this website, these notes are interpreted as notes which mean that Centgraf was the author of the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

  2. On page 7 of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., it reads: Ik heb wel eens gehoord, dat zij, die, zooals ik, in Maart geboren zijn [...] (tr.: I have heard that those who, like I, are born in March [...]). This is Centgraf's reference to his birth date, March 8, 1893.

  3. On page 47 of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... it reads that the word Hadrie contains the initials of Adolf Hitler as well as the word Adria, an allusion to the axis between Germany and Italy, which has its south end in the Adriatic Sea. In his article Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen (in: Der Kurier, July 10, 1949), Centgraf wrote that he had discovered that the word Hadrie in a.o. quatrain 03-02 is an encrypted reference to: H = Hitler, Ad = Adolf and Adrie = Adria, the south end of the Axis-politics of the dictator. This remark is a silent reference to the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn. 
    In his comment upon the quatrains 03-06, -07, -08 and -09 on page 70 of the first edition of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, Centgraf wrote, in connection with an event which took place in the winter of 1939/'40, that he had discovered that the word Hadrie in quatrain 01-08 was an encrypted allusion to Hitler. This remark too is a silent reference to the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

During the writing of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., i.e. its German source text, Centgraf copied some comments and explanations from Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (Informations-Schriften, Berlin, 1940, # 18), Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus: erstmalige Auffindung des Chiffreschlüssels und Enthüllung der Prophezeiungen über Europas Zukunft und Frankreichs Glück und Niedergang, 1555-2200 (C. Loog, Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921) and Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert (dr. B. Winkler, Görlitz, 1939). Most of the comments, among which the explanation that the word Hadrie was an encrypted allusion to Hitler and the axis Germany-Italy, originate from Centgraf himself.
The key figure in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the Third Reich. According to Centgraf, it was under his leadership that in 1939, the dominating role of England in the world came to an end. England would have to make way for Germany. The Jews will be expelled from Europe. By 1944, communism will come to an end. As a result of Hitler's ingenious tactics, a period of peace will begin which will last for 57 years, in which Europe will flourish by means of strong German leadership. Germany is the "holy Empire" which Nostradamus had predicted.

 

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... versus Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte
In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, Centgraf discussed the 942 Century-quatrains, using the 1940-Krafft-copy. All 73 quatrains which he discussed in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., are included in the 1940-Krafft-copy, which in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... served as a source of quotes and illustrations. 
In various ways, the comments, given in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., emerge in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte. Compared with the comments in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., 20 comments remained unchanged. In most cases, these are comments in which quatrains were linked to events during World War I and the preceding centuries, such as the invention of the air balloon. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., quatrain 03-58 is linked to the birth and rise of Hitler (in which Centgraf copies Winkler). In both publications, the quatrains 03-07 and 03-50 are linked to the German march to Paris in 1940; quatrain09-48 is linked to the German air raids on London in 1940.
Compared with the quatrains in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., 14 quatrains in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte are linked to other events. In may cases, the nature of these events corresponds to some extent with the nature of the events, mentioned in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... These changes seemed to have been induced by the course of history. Quatrains 10-100, which contains an allusion to a more than 300 year lasting period of British supremacy, is a good example. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this period ran from 1649 (which year according to Centgraf, copying Loog's comment upon quatrain 03-57, marked the beginning of the time span of 290 years, given in quatrain 03-57) until 1939 (the year in which Germany invaded Poland and in which the decline of England began, again a copy of Loog's comment upon quatrain 03-57). In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, Centgraf situated the decline of England in the period 2040-2050 (in which Henry the Fortunate attacks England); the 300 year period of British supremacy began in 1763. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, the quatrains 02-68, 02-100 and 08-60 are not only linked to World War I like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., but also to World War II. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, the first two lines of quatrain 05-94 are linked to the German march in 1940, like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the last two lines are linked to Stalin, but not to the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact which Stalin according to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was about to break up, but to the march in 1945 of Russian troops to Berlin and Vienna. The link between quatrain 05-51 and the "new Entente" was also present in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...; the remark in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... that England would lose Gibraltar, is of course no longer present in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, it is explained in the comment upon quatrain 01-08 that the word Hadrie is an allusion to Hitler. Therefore, this quatrain, line in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., is linked to the capitulation of Paris in 1940. However, in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Hitler was presented as the one who saved Paris, while in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte the comment read that because of Hitler's march to Paris, Paris was re-enforced so that it could overcome the German occupation.
In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, more than half of the quatrains of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., 39, to be precisely, were linked to events which had a different nature and a different year of fulfilment. This goes a.o. for all quatrains in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... which come next to quatrain 02-05. This series of quatrains ends with quatrain 10-42, the last quatrain which in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is discussed. In the comments in this part of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Russia c.q. bolshevism was warned: in 1944, bolshevism would come to an end. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, this future perspective no longer returns. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, quatrain 01-35, in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... linked to the imminent defeat of England by Germany, is linked to the death on July 10, 1559, of the French king Henry II. Quatrain 02-55 is not linked to Hitler's last campaign, resulting in his final victory, as explained in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., but to his suicide and the suicide of his wife, Eva Braun. Quatrain 02-53, in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... linked to Hitler's attacks on England, was linked in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte to a plague in London in 1665 and the great fire, one year later. Quatrain 03-13 is no longer linked to the attacks of German submarines on England in 1940/'41 like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., but to attacks on England by submarines of Henry the Fortunate in 2040. According to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., quatrain 07-13 indicated that Germany was about to occupy England for 14 years. According to Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, this quatrain indicates the 14 years during which Napoleon Bonaparte ruled. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, the quatrains 10-31, 10-42 and 10-89 are not linked to the final German victory in the fourties like in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., but to the final victory of Henry the Fortunate in 2050 and the foundation in Germany of the "holy Empire". 
In the table below, the correspondences and differences between the links in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte are listed briefly.

 

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... (1941) versus Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte (1953)

Quatrain

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... (1941)

   

Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte (1953)

10-100

1939: end of the British supremacy in Europe which started in 1649; Portugal resists itself against the settlement of American troops on the Azure islands

V / X

1763-2045: 300 years of British supremacy in Europe which ends when Henry the Fortunate conquers England. The decline of England starts around the time of the settlement of American expeditional forces in Europe. In World War II, Portugal resisted itself against these settlements. Around 2050, England becomes a federal state of the USA

05-94

May 1940: the Netherlands and Flanders, including Boulogne, occupied; Stalin wil put an end to the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact

V / X

May 1940: the Netherlands and Flanders, including Boulogne, occupied;
1945: Stalin's troops march to Berlin and Vienna

02-57 [a]

World War I: 1914: the murder of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

V

First World War: 1914: the murder of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

01-26

World War I: 1914: the beginning

V

World War I: 1914: the beginning

02-68

World War I: Engeland withstands German pressure 

V / X

World War I and II: two failed attempts of Germany to block England's entrance to the ocean

03-71

World War I: British blockade of Germany

V

World War I: British blockade of Germany

08-60

World War I: heroic battle of Germany; Germany looses  Elzas-Larraine to France

V / X

World War I and II: heroic battle of Germany; in both wars, Germany looses  Elzas-Larraine to France

04-75

1918: Germany: November-revolution

V

1918: Germany: November-revolution

07-37

1918: Germany: November-revolution: in Scapa Flow, the Germans make their fleet sink

X

1798: Napoleon has pope Pius VI arrested

05-83

1918: Germany mislead by Wilson, the president of the United States

V / X

1918: because of cheating, the German Empire comes to an end; Wilhelm II disappears from the political field, thinking in vain that God's mercy will keep on resting upon him

04-14

1918: abdication of the German emperor William II; his flight to the Netherlands

X

1999-2090: after the death of the last French president, Henry the Fortunate takes over power in France and liberates Europe of all external powers

06-25

Foundation of the Weimar-Republic; the colours of the German flag and their sequence

V

Foundation of the Weimar-Republic; the colours of the German flag and their sequence

08-19

1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin

V

1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin

08-20

1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin

V

1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin

10-01

After 1918: hard labour of German prisoners of war

X

Crimes against prisoners. Unclear which country commits these crimes. Notably in this time (1953), this occurs

01-82

After 1918: isolation of Austria

V

After 1918: isolation of Austria

06-20

Decay of the "old" Entente; rise of Mussolini

V

Decay of the "old" Entente; rise of Mussolini

01-47

Failure of the League of Nations

X

The animosity caused by Calvin's dogms

05-51

Union between England, Rumania, Poland and the Czech Republic ("new" Entente), through Italy, England will lose Gibraltar

V / X

1926 ff.: union between England, Rumania, Poland and the Czech Republic ("new" Entente), with the aim to secure the British power in the Mediterranean Sea against the fascist states Italy and Spain

09-16

Franco and Rivera

V

Franco and Rivera

06-64

Spanish Civil War: battles in and around Barcelona

V

1936 ff.: Spanish Civil War: battles in and around Barcelona

03-67

The origins of national-socialism

V

The origins of national-socialism

09-90

Germany supports Italy in its war against Abessynia; the Anschluß of Austria

V

Germany supports Italy in its war against Abessynia; the Anschluß of Austria

03-58

Birth and rise of Hitler

V

Birth and rise of Hitler

04-15

Hitler's home politics

X

Undated: autarky

05-79

Hitler as the great legislator

X

Urban VIII (1623/'44), the last great pope of the Contra-Reformation

10-38

Hadrie = Hitler; remilitarisation of the Rhine Land; Germany and Russia unite against France

V / X

Hadrie = Hitler; remilitarisation of the Rhine Land

10-86

1940: thanks to the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact, Germany conquered Paris

X

Shortly after 2045: in his capacity as president of the United States of Europe, Henry the Fortunate marches for the last time against the king of Babylon

03-57

1939: fatal crisis for England; Germany invades Poland

V / X

1939: fatal crisis for England; occupation of Poland by Germany. The sixth change in England occurred in 1926 (the foundation of the Commonwealth of Nations)

09-34

1791: flight and arrest of Louis XVI

V

June 20, juni 1792 (sic!): flight and arrest of Louis XVI

05-45

1940: the German army passes the  Maginot-line

X

September 2, 1870: the French army defeated near Sedan

10-51

1940: the German army occupies French territories along the lower-Rhine as well as Picardy, Normandy and Maine

X

Present (the fifties): the Federal Republic of Germany

03-06

1940: French stream of refugees in the direction of Paris

X

1870/'71: siege of Paris

03-07

1940: German air raids on French troops; German troops march to Paris

V

1940: German air raids on French troops; German troops march to Paris

06-43

1940: evacuation Paris; as a result of the British attitude, France brings her reserve-troops to the war zone to defend Paris

X

Before 2020: evacuation of Paris when Henry the Fortunate operates, in order to escape the dangers of a nuclear war. The French troops manage to expel the British troops

10-98

1940: Paris darkened as the German troops arrive

X

1789 ff.: Paris disabled after the French Revolution

03-50

1940: capitulation of Paris; Paris regrets the war she started with Germany

V

1940: capitulation of Paris

01-08

1940: Hadrie = Hitler; capitulation of Paris; Hitler, the saver of Paris

V / X

1940: Hadrie = Hitler; capitulation of Paris, the city of the Sun which by most strangely Hitler's invasion gets new energy

01-20

1940: the war in France is extended to South and East France

V / X

1814 and 1940: France was attacked by invasion troops which crossed the Loire

03-93

1940: the French government flees from Paris to the south of France and settles in Avignon, the people there do not favour this

X

2045: Henry the Fortunate settles himself in Avignon

03-08

1940: the French army is not able to put an end to the German march. Among the French, there are 1 million casualties and prisoners

V / X

1940: the Blitzkrieg against France. In spring 1940, the French minister Mandel prohibited that this quatrain was mentioned. He had done better to pay attention to quatrain 03-09

01-72

1940: German troops march until the French-Spanish border

X

Around 2040: the greatest of all battles will take place close to Marseille. Millions of casualties. Henry the Fortunate defeats his adversaries

03-54

1940: flight of the French Prime Minister Reynaud to Spain. The French people regret that it started a war against Germany

X

1874/'75: the French Marshall Bazaine, sentenced to death, flies to Spain in 1874. In Spain, the civil war ends in 1875, the Spanish monarchy is restored

07-34 [b]

1940: the consequences of the war for France: famine, imprisonment, coldness 

X

After 1871: France disabled because of being defeated in the French-German war

02-59

1940: British navy boats attack French navy boats before the coast of Oran

V / X

1940-1944. 1940: British navy boats attack French navy boats before the coast of Oran. The situation in France became different when allied troops landed in North-Africa in 1942 and on June 6, 1944 (text: 1942) in Normandy. These landings were possible because of the superiority of American troops

02-22

1940: flight of the British army from Dunkirk

X

2040-2045: from Artois, Henry the Fortunate attacks England with submarines, which puts an end to the 300 years of British supremacy

01-29

1940: German navy-attacks or air raids on London

X

1940: the German engineer Triepel designs the first amphibian vessel

09-48

1940: winter: German air raids on London

V

1940: winter: German air raids on London

02-78

1940: heavy casualties for French and French-colonial troops and for England; heavy casualties for England

V / X

1939/'45: the dangers of the submarine-war: heavy casualties for French and French-colonial troops and for England; heavy casualties for England

05-59

Future: the German and Spanish navy give trouble for the British navy in the Mediterranean See; battle of Gibraltar

X

2040: defeats for England, caused by the doubts of the British field-marshall

02-100

1940/'41: chaos in England which suffers from the German submarines; Lord Halifax asks the United States for help

V / X

1914/'18 and 1939/'45: in 1915 and 1940, England asked the United States for help

02-53

Germany will continue to attack London until the Versailles treaty is off

X

1665: in London, 65.000 people die because of a plague; 1666: great fire in London, according to Nostradamus a penalty for the murder on Charles I

02-83

German blockade of British trade

X

1797: because of Napoleon, Venice is no longer a trade center

07-13

Germany will occupy England for fourteen years

X

December 19, 1793: the British expelled from Toulon. Napoleon reigns for about 14,5 years (from November 9, 1799 to April 13, 1814)

08-96 [c]

The Jews, the sterile people, will be driven from Europe and humiliated by the Arabs  

X

Present (the fifties): the problems of Israel, caused by the Arabs

05-57

1794: during a battle, Austria uses air balloons (Montgolfière)

V

June 16, 1794: 1794: during a battle, Austria uses air balloons (Montgolfière)

02-76

1918: Paris under fire by means of long-distance cannons

V

1918: Paris under fire by means of long-distance cannons

02-05

Prediction of the invention of the submarine

X

1938: on the occasion of Hitler's visit to Italy, Mussolini organized a great submarine-manoeuvre near the cost of Central-Italy

03-13

1940/'41: attacks by German submarines on England

X

2040: Henry the Fortunate attacks England with submarinea

02-75

Prediction of the invention of the airplane and anti-aircraft artillery

X

Present (the fifties): the sounds of air plane engines and anti-aircraft artillery

03-44

September 1940: Jungfrau: experiments with nuclear splitting

X

1630: fire arms are perfected

05-26

Origins of bolshevism

X

1917/'45 ff.: the rise of Russia as a result of luck in two world wars

01-14

Persecution of the Church by bolshevists

X

1560-1917, 1917 ff.: during the reign of the Czars in Russia, many were arrested and banned to Siberia; those who came after the Czars also used this kind of oppression

08-15

World War I: bolshevists attack Germany

X

1914 ff., 1939 ff.: Germany involved in two world wars

01-99 [d]

November 1937: Antikomintern-pact Germany - Italy - Japan as counter-react against bolshevism

X

1879 ff.: union of the German Empire (Bismarck) with Austria and the treaty with Russia by which France lost her power

08-77 [e]

Bolshevism, the Antichrist, will exist for 27 years

X

2150?: coming of the Third Antichrist, reigning for about 25 years

07-07

June 1941: German invasion in Russia, the Russian army will be defeated

X

1940 ff.: the critical circumstances of Turkey in the present (the fifties)

10-31

Germany as the future leading power

X

After 2050: in Germany, a great spiritual empire will be founded which replaces England as ruling power in the world; thanks to Henry the Fortunate, the Arabs have enough space to live; around the world, there is a fair land division

01-35

Germany defeats England

X

July 10, 1559: decease of Henry II

02-55 [f]

Hadrie = Hitler; Germany's final campaign; Hitler destroys his enemies

X

April 30, 1945: Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide, Hitler uses a pistol

02-77

Hitler gets the power in Europe; England and France are defeated

X

1916 ff.: the battles of Verdun

10-89

End of the war; peace for 57 years; European nations work together

X

Second half 21st century: Henry the Fortunate manages to bring peace to the world for a period of 57 years

10-42 [g]

End of the war; Europe flourishes by means of a strong leadership

X

2050: in the second half of his reign, Henry the Fortunate, in the capacity of president of the United States of Europe, will bring peace to the world for a period of 57 years

v

comment in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte identical with the comment in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

v / x

comment in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte partly different from the comment in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

x

comment in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte entirely different from the comment in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 

Notes to the list of discussed quatrains

  1. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as II, VII. [return]

  2. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as III, XXXIV. [return]

  3. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as VII, XCVI. [return]

  4. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as XI, XCIX. [return]

  5. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as VIII, LXXII. [return]

  6. In the comment in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...,  this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as II, V. [return]

  7. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as X, LII. [return]

 

The origin history of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte
The future perspectives in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte contain identical elements: powerful leaders (Hitler, Henry the Fortunate) who settle Europe's affairs and who will put an end to British supremacy. Under the inspiring leadership of these powerful leaders, who have an ingenious military tactic, Europe will know a peace period which will last 57 years. In this period, Germany will change into a "holy Empire", which will replace England as the world's leading nation. 
Is is quite possible that Centgraf copied the figure of Henry the Fortunate from Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, the first Century-comment which Centgraf read in 1939 and which, according to his article Nostradamus und das jüngste Weltgeschehen (Zürich, 1959), was reason for him to deepen himself into Nostradamus and the Centuries. According to Loog, Henry the Fortunate would be the greatest king of France, invincible. He linked Henry the Fortunate to a.o. quatrain 10-72. According to Loog, Henry the Fortunate would become a world leader. Centgraf thought that in quatrain 10-72, the birth of Henry the Fortunate was announced and also held him for the future world leader.
The addition the Fortunate to the name of Henry is a translation of the Latin word secundus, which also can be translated into the second. The address of the Epistle to Henry II reads
In connection with the future perspectives and the way in which the comments in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... emerge in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, the question is what has been the origin history of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte. Centgraf wrote that in 1939, he began to study the Centuries. In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, he gave to understand that in 1939, he had discoverd that the word Hadrie was an encrypted allusion to Hitler. In Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, Centgraf wrote about this discovery without dating it. I don't know if prior to the German invasion in Poland in September 1939, Centgraf wrote books or articles about Nostradamus and the Centuries. Between June and December 1941, he either wrote or completed the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... In July 1944, he wrote the brochure Nostradamus and England, an anti-British brochure to which Goebbels seems to have referred in his diary, which finally was not spread. I therefore presume that the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... has been Centgraf's first publication about Nostradamus and the Centuries and that his research was a politically one, i.e. national-socialistic, propagandistic.
In his letter to Hesse of May 22, 1950, Centgraf presented himself as a historian and author who most notably studied the sixteenth century, beginning in 1940 with Luther and in "the past years" with Nostradamus.[3] As far as I am concerned, the words "the past years" indicate that it was after World War II when Centgraf began with the writing of the manuscript which in 1953 was published as Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, and in which he partly copied, partly changed what he had written about Nostradamus and the Centuries in the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and gave a new fulfilment date to the perspective that Germany as a "holy Empire" would replace England as the world's leading power, i.e. 2040 instead of around 1940, as in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Centgraf's remark in his letter to Hesse about the poverty of him and his wife after the war and the hardships they went through, as well as his remarks about being arrested, raise the idea that after the war, Centgraf was unemployed for some time and - as would turn out later, quite successfully - tried to earn his daily living by writing books and articles about Nostradamus and the Centuries and by giving lectures. In connection with this, it must be noted that in 1945/'46 and 1951/'52 his requests to resume his work as a preacher were rejected. In 1935, due to the rais of extra-marital children, he was no longer allowed to work as a preacher.

 

The success of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte; the rise of Centgraf as a Century-scholar
In the Nachtrag to the fourth edition (1960) of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, Centgraf wrote that from the appearance in 1953, Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte had a worldwide acclaim. From numerous countries, people sent him reactions and comments. For important and esteemed contemporaries, Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte was reason to devote their life to the study of Nostradamus and the Centuries instead of studying it for pleasure.
In the course of the years, a number of prominent persons wrote contributions to Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte. Among them were prof. dr. Hans-Hermann Kritzinger, qualified by Centgraf as the "Nestor" of Nostradamus research, and count Carl Ludwig Friedrich Otto von Klinckowstroem, the author of Die ältesten Ausgaben der “Propheties” des Nostradamus, ein Beitrag zur Nostradamus Bibliographie (Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, Leipzig, 1913), one of the first German Nostradamus-bibliographies. Von Klinckowstroem's contribution to Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte was a bibliography of early Century-editions. Another prominent was Willy Bischoff, one of the founders in 1947 of the Deutsche Astrologen-Verband e.V. For the fourth edition of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, he wrote an analysis of the birth chart of Nostradamus. 
The issues 41, 45 and 46 of volume 84 (1959) of the weekly Sonntagspost (Winona, Minnesota, USA) contained articles on Nostradamus, written by the German Century-scholar Alexis von Sabler. According to Von Sabler, a Century-scholar had to be a historian as well as a philologist and had to have a thorough knowledge of things. In his eyes, Centgraf had all of these qualities.

 

A questionable Century-scholar
On this website, it is assumed that after the German invasion in Poland in September 1939, Centgraf started to study Nostradamus and the Centuries, i.e.Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus and probably most notably his comment upon quatrain 03-57, which at that time was quite sensational because of being linked to the German invasion in Poland. The critical remarks of the German philosopher dr. Max Dessoir in Vom Jenseits der Seele about Nostradamus, the Centuries and the Century-comments made him, as he wrote, to compare the predictions in the Centuries with the course of history. 
By the end of 1939, according to his information, Centgraf warned compatriots against the risks of a lightning war against France. Perhaps his study was focused upon fathoming the military and political situation in Europe. In the summer of 1940, he was upset when he noticed that national-socialists used his link of a couple of quatrains to such a kind of war for propaganda purposes. In the summer of 1944, he wrote, he tried to achieve peace in Europe by telling Hadamovsky, a prominent national-socialist, that one of the quatrains in the Centuries fitted to such an event. He also would have tried to improve the circumstances of some of his friends who were interned in a concentration camp. Centgraf's information on these points contains incorrect facts and does not show that in World War II, Centgraf, who in 1933 became member of the SA, in 1937 member of the NSDAP, was an esteemed national-socialist activist who wrote anti-Semitic brochures and used the Centuries and Century-comments for propagandistic purposes by writing the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the brochure Nostradamus and England, with which in the summer of 1944 the British had to become demoralized. 
According to the future scenario in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., England would fall, Germany, lead by Hitler, would become the leading power in Europe (the Holy Empire) and the world would be in peace for 57 years. In Centgraf's post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries, Henry the Fortunate, president of the United States of Europe, would give the world a peace period for 57 years in 2040, Germany will play a leading part (the Holy Empire) and England would become a part of the United States of America, and as such lose her leading position in the world. In other words: the future scenario in Centgraf's post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries is as pro-German and anti-British as the future scenario in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 
The question is if Centgraf in 1940/'41 wrote a number of texts and a future scenario, which he revised in 1941 for propaganda reasons and after war brought back in its original state, or if the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was his first text about Nostradamus and the Centuries, which he changed after the war. For the moment, I cannot answer this question, which is an important one since it is hard to imagine that someone who wants to hide his propagandistic activities in 1941/'44, dates the beginning of his study in 1939. It is a matter of fact, however, that in his post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries, beginning with the article Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, Centgraf included texts which can be traced back to the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Neither in his post-war publications, nor in public, he dissociated himself or apologized for what he had written in the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...: comments which had to frighten people and to demoralize them, which were aimed against Jews and communists and which demonstrated that for decades, national-socialism would be the leading power in Europe. On the contrary, he presented himself as a Century-scholar who comforts his readers. In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, his second book about Nostradamus and the Centuries, which he finished two years before his death and which until today is reprinted, he added, compared with his first book about Nostradamus and the Centuries (Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte) new elements which can be traced back to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
For many years, my colleague Ulrich Maichle occupies himself with research on the activities of Centgraf / Centurio. His website Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis 1939 - 1942 contains numerous transcripts of documents which shows Centgraf's involvement in national-socialism. Maichle had a discussion with Random House publishers in Munich in order to stop further selling of Die grossen Weissagungen des Nostradamus, a license edition of Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. I invite you to deepen yourself in the oeuvre of Centgraf / Centurio, the articles about his books on www.nostradamusresearch.org and Maichle's findings. If you think that the oeuvre of Centgraf / Centurio is politically contaminated and that his book Die grossen Weissagungen des Nostradamus has to be taken from the market, you can address yourself to Random House or to Turm publishers, the company which up until today publishes Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte.

Until today, the effects can be noted of the fact that the national-socialist roots of a number of Century-scholars are unknown, and in the case of Centgraf, also the fact that it is unknown that his post-war Nostradamus-publications contain echoes of his national-socialist ideas about the political order on the European continent in an in some ways adjusted form. The issue of December 22, 1978 of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad, a Dutch weekly, is a sad example. 
On the occasion of the 475th birthday of Nostradamus, the issue of December 22, 1978 of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad contained two articles about Nostradamus, written by Meir Marcel Faerber, co-founder and president of the Verband Deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller in Israel
In Joodse achtergrond beïnvloedde werk van astronoom Nostradamus, the first article, Faerber presented a summary of the biographic information about Nostradamus by James Laver in Nostradamus or the future foretold (London, 1942). The readers of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad could become familiar with what Laver had written about the Jewish origin of Nostradamus, the conversion of his parents to Roman-Catholicism and the education of Nostradamus by his grandfathers. This article also contained a number of legends about Nostradamus. The title of Laver's book and the year in which it was published, was clearly mentioned.
In Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk (tr.: Distribution key makes the predictions of Nostradamus comprehensible), the second article, Faerber discussed the method of Nostradamus and the accuracy of a number of quatrains. The distribution key to which was alluded to in the title, was the key, developed by the German Century-scholar Carl Loog in 1916-1920 and which he discussed to some extent in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921 (1920). The fact that Faerber discussed the epilogue of Johannes Baum publishers shows that he consulted the first edition of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. The title of this book and its year of publishing was clearly mentioned.
In the series "accurate predictions", Faerber discussed quatrains which were linked to a.o. Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Napoleon I, Napoleon III and World War II. He considers all of these quatrains as being fulfilled. According to Faerber, there are about 36 quatrains which contain an allusion to Hitler. 
The linking of quatrains to events in World War II such as the German invasions in France (1940) and the Soviet-Union (1941) and to Hitler's suicide in 1945 made me suspicious. In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, Loog did not link any quatrain to these events. According to Loog, the first great war in which Germany would be one of the fighting parties, would begin around 2100. He spent not one word on Hitler. Examination showed that the Dutch quatrain texts in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk could not be traced back to the quatrain texts in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. A number of quatrains in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk were not discussed in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. This shows that Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus was not te only book that Faerber consulted when he wrote Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk. Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus is, however, the only title he mentioned.
The book which Faerber consulted while describing his series "accurate predictions" was Centgraf's Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968). The first line of the paragraph Roebel in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk contains the words Hadrie and Hitler. Centgraf ihas been the one and only Century-scholar who postulated that the word Hadrie in the Centuries is an anagram for Hitler and the Axis-powers Germany and Italy. The first time he published this, was in 1941/'42 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the Dutch translation of the national-socialist brochure which he wrote or completed between June and December 1941. In his post-war Nostradamus-publications, he maintained this explanation. 
The first two lines of the paragraph Roebel in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk, can be traced back to Centgraf's version of quatrain 02-55 in Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968):

Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk

Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, p.212.

In het conflict zal de grote, die weinig in aanzien stond, tenslotte toch het wonder volbrengen. Terwijl Hadrie, Hitler, zal moeten ervaren waarin hij tekortschiet, werpt op het feestmaal een schot de trotsen op de grond. 

In dem Konflikt wird der Große, der wenig galt,
Doch zuletzt das Wunder vollbringen:
Während Hadrie ( Hitler) sehen wird, daß ihm alles fehlt,
Wirft auf dem Festmahl ein Schuß den Stolzen zu Boden.

In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, Centgraf ordered the quatrains by means of their year of fulfillment. To Hitler, he linked mor than 30 quatrains, the number, mentioned by Faerber in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk. In all cases, the remaining "accurate predictions" and the core of the comments upon them in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk can be traced back to Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. This leads to the conclusion that Faerber copied the series of "accurate predictions" and the comments upon the from Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. 
The title of Faerbers article raises the impression that the fulfilment years of the series of "accurate quatrains" are the result of the use of the key, developed by Loog. This turns out not to be the case. The series "accurate predictions" and the comments upon them are copied from Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte and have nothing to do with the book, written by Loog. Centgraf called the way by which he estimated the fulfilment years of quatrains, the "historic-critic methog". This method is entirely different from Loog's method, which he by the way knew.
In 1978, the general public did not know anything about Centgraf's national-socialist roots and the propaganda brochures he wrote, using the Centuries. Also nothing was known about the fact that his post-war publications contained echoes of ideas about the political order in Europe, which can be traced back to his ideas in World War II. To the answer to the question if Faerber would had consulted the books by Centgraf when he was aware af all this, we can only guess. For the moment, we have to face the fact that it is very sad that comments of a former national-socialist on the Prophecies of Nostradamus entered a weekly, meant for those people who in the first half of the previous century was stroke by the national-socialists in the cruellest way one can imagine.

 

De Meern, the Netherlands, April 5, 2007
T.W.M. van Berkel
updated on April 14, 2012

 

Expression of thanks
The author expresses his thanks to Ulrich Maichle for sending a copy of the letter which Centgraf in 1950 wrote to Hesse.

 

Notes
The titles, places and year of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.

  1. Van Berkel: Information on dr. phil. A.M. Centgraf alias dr. N. Alexander Centurio. See also: Maichle: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazi's, 1939-1942. [text]

  2. Van Berkel:
    - Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... (A. de Tombre, Arnhem, 1941);
    - Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? (Den Haag, 1940).
    [text]

  3. In den letzten Jahren habe ich nun zum ersten Mal das Werk eines andern grossen Mannes aus dem 16.Jahrhundert ins Deutsche übertragen und kommentiert (Centgraf to Hesse, May 22, 1950, p.1). [text]

 
 

 
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