Cazotte, Jacques - Prophecies the French Revolution
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Ingo Swann – To Kiss the earth Goodbye
The French Revolution, like almost all great events, was "predicted" by squads of prophets, some emerging decades some centuries, in advance. This revolution, it is said, was foretold as early as 1300 by the bishop of Cambrai, one Pierre d’Ailly, and again by an astrologer named Turrel in 1531, and of course by Nostradamus. Revolutions are always topical anyway and this particular revolution was not an exception.
As the day for its birth drew nearer, Jacques Cazotte, the white-haired man who had asked Cagliostro who would succeed the Bourbons, himself somewhat of a prophet and clairvoyant, was dining at a dinner party in 1788 at the home of the Duchess de Gramont in Paris, Cazotte's prophecy seems to have been recorded by a fellow guest, Jean de la Harpe, who has been described as a skeptic and a fanatical atheist.
Turning to the subject of the coming revolution, Cazotte predicted dire events for all those assembled at the party, indicating that most would be taken by cart to the scaffold and that even greater nobility than those gathered would meet with much the same fate. Those who would escape the scaffold would do so because of suicide or death at the hands of mobs.
Before six years had passed, all those gathered that night met the end Cazotte had predicted. Yet upon hearing the predictions, they all laughed and felt him to be jesting.