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Michel de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus, (AUDIO: The Doomsday Quatrain) was a French astrologer and physician. He wrote a series of famous prophecies with the aid of the Canavitchi, as part of their plan to slow down humanity's technological development. (PROSE: The King of Terror)

His wife, Anne, (PROSE: "Unpredictable Tastes") "a witty little knitter," created the scarf the Doctor would wear during his fourth incarnation. (TV: The Ark in Space)


Nostradamus's predictions were compiled in his 1555 book Les Propheties, which predicted future events in Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor up until 3797. (PROSE: "Unpredictable Tastes")

The Gnostic Apocrypha of Nostradamus was one of the forbidden texts held in the Library of St John the Beheaded. (PROSE: Millennial Rites) Nostradamus also authored a book entitled Einstein Got It Wrong, a copy of which was owned by Astrolabus. (COMIC: Voyager)


In 1555, Nostradamus hosted the First Doctor and Susan during their visit to Salon-de-Provence. The Doctor was intriuged by his prophesies, divulging to him some future events while advising him to be vague, ambivalent and opaque when making his quatrains. During the trip, his wife Anne embroidered a handkerchief for Susan and a scarf for the Doctor.

He died in 1566. (PROSE: "Unpredictable Tastes")


The Seventh Doctor met a duplicate of Nostradamus on the Poldagon science facility while it was replicating Florence in 1560. (AUDIO: The Doomsday Quatrain)