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According to some, the death of one known as "Mabus" will herald some cataclysmic event. The actual mention of Mabus is restricted to C2, Q62 where we see Mabus described:

'Mabus' then will soon die, there will come
Of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance,
Hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet will run.

So who is Mabus? Well nobody knows, but that hasn't stopped people guessing! As you might expect various Mabus candidates come and go. Once they've "gone" and nothing bad happens they pretty much rule themselves out of the running. So here are some of the candidates that have been suggested over the years.

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Barack Obama. Born August 4, 1961. 44th President of the United States of America. US Democratic Party nominee for 2008 presidential election. Defeated Republican candidate John McCain. Defeated Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in closely fought and contentious race

Defeated Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney to win a second term in 2012.

Note: Not surprisingly someone has tried to drag some bogus quatrains into his succession.

(Courtesy of Trantor, forum member) obaMA + Barack + from the US

George W. Bush

George W. Bush. Born July 6, 1946. 43rd President of the United States of America. Son of George H. W. Bush.

Bush sounds a little like 'bus, also Mad Bush etc. Conspiracy theories abound about 9/11. Lead US into invasion of Iraq under exagerated / false pretenses.

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush. Born June 12, 1924. 41st President of the United States of America. Father of George H. Bush.

Bush sounds a little like 'bus'. Lead US and coalition into first Gulf war

Osama bin Muhammad bin 'Awad bin Laden

Osama bin Muhammad bin 'Awad bin Laden, terrorist. Born March 10 1957, died May 2, 2011. Killed during a raid on his compound by US special forces.

Osama B, a little like mabus. Also seen occasionally associated with George Bush as OsamaBush.

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, President of Iraq. Born 28 April 1937, died 30 December 2006. Executed by hanging.

Varied. Considered "evil" and the anti-christ by many in the West. Warmonger. Murderer. Dictator. Saddam tenuously sounds like Mabus backwards.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, terrorist. Born October 20 1966, died June 7 2006. Terrorist with close links to Al Qaeda. Killed by US laser guided bomb in Iraq.

Musab is an anagram of Mabus

Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas, prime minister of Palestinian authority. Born March 26 1935

M. Abbas sounds a bit like Mabus. Leader of volatile region.

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat. Leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization and President of Palestine. Born August 24, 1929, died November 11, 2004

Sometimes called Abu Amar. His death was predicted to herald a new round of war in Palestinian areas.

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, Chancellor and Fuhrer of Germany. Born 20 April 1889, died 30 April 1945).

Epitomy of evil. Mass murderer. Caused six year conflict that lead to over twenty million lives lost.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte. Emperor of France. Born 15 August 1769, died 5 May 1821)

Caused war and disruption in Europe, actions are associated with various quatrains.

Jan Gossaert (de Mabuse)

Jan Gossaert (de Mabuse), Flemish Renaissance painter. Died October 1 1532

Contemporary with Nostradamus, Mabuse probably refers to a reincarnation / resurrection of Christ

The Moabites (people). Related to the Israelites. Believed to have been overrun from tribes from Northern Arabia.

Moab sounds a little like Mabus