Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

• Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

XVIII century spawned many adventurers, magicians and charlatans of all stripes, posing as the great healers and diviners. But among them were those whose predictions do come true. French fortune teller Marie Anne Lenormand famous for that predicted the fate of Napoleon, Josephine, Alexander I, the leaders of the French Revolution and the Russian Decembrists. It was said that she had never been wrong. But because she foresaw death and defeat, it no one wanted to believe. And for good reason.

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

Marie Anne Lenormand and Napoleon

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

About Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand there were a lot of rumors. For example, the fact that she was born with thick black hair, two front teeth and legs of unequal length. Since childhood, she divined the thoughts of others and could see through walls. Father Gift frightened daughter and sent her to the convent of Benedictine. But he could not assume that it will come to pass there it incredible predictions. In 6 years, Mary foresaw that the prioress of the monastery will soon leave his post. She was afraid that her weave around, but Maria reassured her: she will lead the rich abbey under the patronage of the Queen. Soon prediction came true.

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

Jacques Louis David. Death of Marat, 1793. Detail

In 1790, Lenormand opened its conjectural salon in Paris. She soon became very popular, it came to the most distinguished and influential people. But very often they left angry: Mary often predicted failure, illness and even death. In 1793 it came to the leaders of the French Revolution, Robespierre, Marat and Saint-Just. All three fortuneteller prophesied a quick terrible death. During the year, all come true: Marat stabbed in his bath, Saint-Just and Robespierre was beheaded.

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

On the left - the firm mass. Portrait of Josephine, 1812. Detail. Right - Jacques-Louis David. A portrait of Napoleon, in 1812

In 1794 the salon fashion fortune teller looked Josephine de Beauharnais with his girlfriend. Josephine laughed when she heard that soon will become the Empress. On the same day Lenormand was General Napoleon Bonaparte. He prophesied it in the near future, the rapid rise and the favor of fate, but only up to 40 years. When Napoleon became emperor, he ordered to expel from the country Lenormand - a fortune-teller predicted his defeat in the war, exile and death alone. But it is not saved - all the prophecies come true.

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

Left - Skins. Portrait of S. Muraviev-Apostol. Lithography, 1857. On the right - an unknown artist. Portrait KF Ryleeva 1826 After the defeat of Napoleon's army, Russian troops were in Paris. In the salon Marie Anne Lenormand came Mikhail Lunin Kondraty Ryleev and Sergei Muraviev-Apostol. All of them a fortune teller predicted a swift and successful career - and death by hanging. Ants-Apostol on these words just grinned: "You are mistaken! You do not know the customs of our country. I - a gentleman, and gentlemen do not hang in Russia. " Maria said calmly: "For you, the Emperor would make an exception." Five leaders of the uprising of the Decembrists, including Ryleeva and Muraviev-Apostol, really hanged in 1826

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

Marie Anne Lenormand and Alexander I

At the same time Mademoiselle Lenormand was presented in Paris, Alexander I. He is foretold certain death if he remains in power, and long life if abdicate. In 1825, during a trip emperor fell ill and died in Taganrog. But according to legend, he actually went to live in the Siberian taiga hermit and saint deserved glory.

Doom Emperors and Revolutionaries: 5 prophecies come true Marie Anne Lenormand

The Emperor Alexander I