Are there people who resemble Nostradamus?

Berlin (dpa) - The fact that the corona virus changes our everyday life so suddenly frightens many. It is spread via social networks that the French doctor and pharmacist Nostradamus (1503-1566) predicted the pandemic centuries ago.

CLAIM: Nostradamus prophesied as early as 1551: "There will be a twin year 2020, from which a queen (Corona) will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague on a land with 7 hills in the darkness of the night (Italy) and will turn people's twilight to dust to destroy and destroy the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it. "

EVALUATION: No such prediction by Nostradamus has come down to us.

FACTS: The Frenchman Michel de Nostredame, known as Nostradamus, is known for his prophetic poetry. According to a letter to his son, the prophecies should go back to 3797. With a few exceptions, however, the verses never give a date on which the events are to take place. There is not a single text in his collected works that refers to the year 2020.

In the English translation of the texts, the words "Korona" or "Corona", "Wirtschaft" (English: "economy") or "twin year" are not at all, "Hügel" and "Plage" are only in one to find another context. In addition, Nostradamus always wrote his poems as quatrains in Old French. Even in a translation, the verse would not be as long as the text shared on social media.