Century 3 – 59 – “The Barbarian Empire is soon overrun by the third estate; it puts the greatest part of the royals to death. The fourth part is struck by senile death, the fear of the blood of those dead”
However, when one studies the Quatrains of Nostradamus regarding France, one sees that they are full of geographical landmarks, descriptions, and names of town , cities and even some names of people. Nostradamus has never referred to France as being Barbaric or a barbaric place. This name was probably reserved for those places, which did not exist as nations in the times of Nostradamus.
The prophecy is most probably related to the former USSR and the rise of communism and the empire described is the Russian Empire, which came into being in the year 1721 and lasted until 1917. The royal family, including the children was executed, which probably explains the part “fear of the blood of those dead” The revolutionaries feared that the successors of the Tsar could be a permanent source of danger and the Russian Empire could rise once again, so they murdered all of them.
This is one of those fulfilled prophecies of Nostradamus.