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Nostradamus Michel De Nostradame otherwise known as Nostradamus was born December 14 1503 His family was of Jewish ancestry His grandfather Pierre de Nostradame had settled in Provence because by the mid-1400s many Jews had come to live thereNostradamus father was Jacques de Nostradame Jacques worked as a scholary since most people didnt know how to write he wrote things for them from love letters to formal documents Jacques income provided a good home at the time Nostradamus earliest recollection of his home was the followingTypical of all provenal homes in the sixteenth century was the room where both domestic and social life was carried on The center and symbol of the rooms activity was the great fireplace majestic caver-nous holding a banked fire that never went out since his mother and father moved in Shining pots and pans of brass hung low from the mantle shelf At either angle of the fireplace was an oak settle were his grandfathers liked to laze and talk when they came to visit On the walls hung light cabinet shelves holding salt and spices Nostradamus had one definite brother Csar who wrote Histoire de Provence a book which sustains the myth of the Nostradamus royal line Historians think Nostradamus had three other brothers Bertrand Hector and Antoine but they are not sure and almost nothing is known about them besides their namesNostradamus was educated by his grandfathers First Peyrot who had been a great traveler brought Nostradamus up in his home He taught Nostradamus the basics of mathematics Greek Latin Hebrew and Astrology After Peyrot de Nostradamus death Nostradamus moved back in with his parents Jacques and Reynire It is thought that his other grandfather took over his education for a while but the family decided to send Nostradamus to Avignon which at that period was the center of Renaissance learning At Avignon Nostradamus spent many hours at
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