Michel de Nostredame
aka Nostradamus was born in Saint Rémy de Provence in 1503. He studied pharmacy then medicine in Montpellier.
After a long period travelling around South West France, he got married and settled in Salon-de-Provence in 1547. He published The Prophecies in 1555 which brought him into the public eye.
The humanist doctor was well-versed in astrology and caught the attention of Queen Catherine de’ Medici who he met in Paris in 1556 then at Château de l’Emperi in 1564.