Nostradamus: Celebrated French physician and astrologer (1503-1566), born Michel de Notredame.
Nostradamus studied medicine in Montpellier, started practicing medicine in 1525, introduced better ways of treating plague victims, and became royal physician to King Charles IX. In 1550, he began writing a book of prophecies called "Centuries" which he published in 1555. His final prophecy came when he told a priest, "You will not find me alive at sunrise." He died early the next morning.