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66–70 Simon bar Giora, Jewish Essenes The Essene sect of Jewish ascetics saw the Jewish revolt against the Romans in 66–70 in Judea as the final end-time battle which would bring about the arrival of the Messiah. By the authority of Simon, coins were minted declaring the redemption of Israel.

365 Hilary of Poitiers The early French bishop announced the end of the world would happen during this year.

375–400 Martin of Tours The French bishop stated that the world would end before 400 AD, writing, "There is no doubt that the Antichrist has already been born. Firmly established already in his early years, he will, after reaching maturity, achieve supreme power."

500 Hippolytus of Rome, Sextus Julius Africanus, Irenaeus All three predicted Jesus would return in this year. One of the predictions was based on the dimensions of Noah's ark.

793 Apr 6 Beatus of Liébana The Spanish monk prophesied the second coming of Christ and the end of the world on that day in front of a large crowd of people.

800 Sextus Julius Africanus Sextus Julius Africanus revised the date of Doomsday to the year 800.

799–806 Gregory of Tours The French bishop calculated the End would occur between the years 799 and 806.

848 Thiota Declared that the world would end during this year.

992–995 Various Christians Good Friday coincided with the Feast of the Annunciation; this had long been believed to be the event that would bring forth the Antichrist, and thus the end-times, within 3 years.

1000 Jan 1 Pope Sylvester II The Millennium Apocalypse at the end of the Christian Millennium. Various Christian clerics predicted the end of the world on this date, including Pope Sylvester II. Riots occurred in Europe and pilgrims headed east to Jerusalem.

1033 Various Christians Following the failure of the January 1, 1000 prediction, some theorists proposed that the end would occur 1000 years after Jesus' death, instead of his birth.

late 1000s Various Christians Leading up to the Crusades, many people made pilgrimage to Jerusalem in hope of being saved, for the "dread day of wrath was upon them: men no longer tilled the earth, fearing the end of all things".

1260 Joachim of Fiore The Italian mystic determined that the Millennium would begin between 1200 and 1260.

1284 Pope Innocent III Pope Innocent III (d. 1216) predicted that the world would end 666 years after the rise of Islam.

1290 / 1335 Joachimites The followers of Joachim of Fiore rescheduled the end of the world to 1290 and then again to 1335 when his 1260 prophecy failed.

1346–1351 Various Europeans The black plague spreading across Europe was interpreted by many as the sign of the end of times.

1370 Jean de Roquetaillade The Antichrist was to come in 1366 and the Millennium would begin either in 1368 or 1370.

1378 Arnaldus de Villa Nova This Joachite wrote that the Antichrist was to come during this year. [13]:62
1504 Sandro Botticelli Believed he was living during the Tribulation, and that the Millennium would begin in three and a half years from 1500. Wrote into his painting The Mystical Nativity that the Devil was loose and would soon be chained.

1524 Feb 1 London astrologers A group of astrologers in London predicted the world would end by a flood starting in London, based on calculations made the previous June. 20,000 Londoners left their homes and headed for higher ground in anticipation.

1524 Feb 20 Johannes Stöffler A planetary alignment in Pisces was seen by this astrologer as a sign of the Millennium.

1524–1526 Thomas Müntzer 1525 would mark the beginning of the Millennium, according to this Anabaptist. His followers were killed by cannon fire in an uneven battle with government troops. He died under torture and was beheaded.

1528 May 27 Hans Hut Predicted the end would occur on this day.

1528 Johannes Stöffler Revised date from Stöffler after his 1524 prediction failed to come true.

1533 Oct 19 Michael Stifel This mathematician calculated that Judgement Day would begin at 8:00am on this day.

1533 Melchior Hoffman This Anabaptist prophet predicted Christ's Second Coming to take place this year in Strasbourg. He claimed that 144,000 people would be saved, while the rest of the world would be consumed by fire.

1534 Apr 5 Jan Matthys Predicted that the Apocalypse would take place on this day and only the city of Münster would be spared.

1555 Pierre d'Ailly Around the year 1400, this French theologian wrote that 6845 years of human history had already passed, and the end of the world would be in the 7000th year.

1585 Michael Servetus In his book The Restoration of Christianity, the Spanish born reformer claimed that the Devil's reign in this world had started in 325 AD, at the Council of Nicea, and would last for 1260 years, thus ending in 1585.

1588 Regiomontanus Predicted the end of the world during this year.

1600 Martin Luther Predicted the end of the world would occur no later than 1600.

1624 Feb 1 London astrologers The same astrologers who predicted the deluge of February 1, 1524 recalculated the date to February 1, 1624 after their first prophecy failed.

1648 Sabbatai Zevi Using the kabbalah, this rabbi from Smyrna, Turkey, proclaimed that the Messiah would come during that year.

1651 unknown author from Lübeck, Germany The apocalypse maps tell of an Antichrist, the rise of Islam and other events following Judgement Day that was predicted to occur in 1651.

1654 Helisaeus Roeslin This physician made a prediction that the world would end this year based on a nova that occurred in 1572.

1656 Christopher Columbus In his Book of Prophecies (1501), Columbus predicted that the world would end during this year.

1657 Fifth Monarchists This group of radical Christians predicted that the final apocalyptic battle and the destruction of the Antichrist were to take place between 1655 and 1657.

1658 Christopher Columbus Columbus claimed that the world was created in 5343 BC, and would last 7000 years. Assuming no year zero, that means the end would come in 1658.

1660 Joseph Mede Mede claimed that the Antichrist had appeared in 456, and the end would come in 1660.

1666 Sabbatai Zevi Following his failed prediction of 1648, Zevi recalculated the end of the Earth for this year.

Fifth Monarchists The presence of 666 in the date, the death of 100,000 Londoners to bubonic plague, and the Great Fire of London led to superstitious fears of the end of the world from some Christians.

1673 William Aspinwall This Fifth Monarchist claimed the Millennium would begin by this year.

1688 John Napier This mathematician calculated the end of the world would be this year based on calculations from the Book of Revelation.

1689 Pierre Jurieu This prophet predicted that Judgement Day would occur this year.

1694 John Mason This Anglican priest predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.

Johann Heinrich Alsted Predicted the Millennium would begin by this year.

Johann Jacob Zimmermann Believed that Jesus would return and the world would end this year.

1697 Cotton Mather This Puritan minister predicted the world would end this year. After the prediction failed, he revised the date of the End two more times.

1700 John Napier After his 1688 prediction failed to come true, Napier revised his end of the world prediction to this year. [9]:92
Henry Archer In his 1642 work, The Personall Reigne of Christ Upon Earth, Archer predicted the second coming of Jesus would occur in approximately this year.

1705 / 1706 / 1708 Camisards Camisard prophets predicted the end of the world would occur in either 1705, 1706 or 1708. (Or NOT!)

1716 Cotton Mather Revised prediction from Mather after his 1697 prediction failed to come true.

1719 Apr 5 Jacob Bernoulli This mathematician predicted a comet would destroy the Earth on this day.

1700–1734 Nicholas of Cusa This Cardinal predicted the end would occur between 1700 and 1734.

1736 Oct 16 William Whiston Whiston predicted a comet colliding with the Earth this year.

1736 Cotton Mather Mather's third and final prediction for the end of the world. [6]:338
1757 Emanuel Swedenborg Swedenborg claimed that the Last Judgement occurred in the spiritual world this year.

1780 May 19 Connecticut General Assembly members, New Englanders The sky turning dark during the day was interpreted as a sign of the end times. The primary cause of the event is believed to have been a combination of smoke from forest fires, a thick fog, and cloud cover.

1789 Pierre d'Ailly The year 1789 would bring the coming of the Antichrist, according to this 14th-century Cardinal.
1792 / 1794 Shakers Predicted the world would end in both the years 1792 and 1794.

1795 Nov 19 Nathaniel Brassey Halhed While campaigning for Richard Brothers' release, Halhead proclaimed that the world would end on this day.

1793–1795 Richard Brothers This retired sailor stated the Millennium would begin between the years 1793 and 1795. He was eventually committed to an insane asylum.

1805 Christopher Love This Presbyterian minister predicted the destruction of the world by earthquake in 1805, followed by an age of everlasting peace when God would be known by all.

1806 Mary Bateman In Leeds, England in 1806 a hen began laying eggs on which the phrase "Christ is coming" was written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The owner, Mary Bateman, had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink so as to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen's oviduct.

1814 Oct 19 Joanna Southcott This 64-year-old self-described prophet claimed she was pregnant with the Christ child, and that he would be born on Oct 19, 1814. She died later that year having not delivered a child, and an autopsy proved she had not been pregnant.

1836 Johann Albrecht Bengel In the 1730s he proclaimed that, based on a careful study of the prophecies of the Bible, Judgment Day would come in 1836, with the Pope as the anti-Christ and the Freemasons representing the "false prophet" of Revelations.

1836 John Wesley Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, foresaw the Millennium beginning this year. He wrote that Revelation 12:14 referred to the years 1058–1836, "when Christ should come".

1843 Apr 28 / 1843 Dec 31 Millerites Although it was not officially endorsed by their leadership, many Millerites expected the Second Coming to occur on April 28 or at the end of 1843.

1843 Harriet Livermore The first of two years this preacher predicted the world would end.

1844 Mar 21 William Miller Miller predicted Christ would return on this day.

1844 Oct 22 Millerites After Christ did not return on March 21, 1844, the Millerites then revised William Miller's prediction to October 22, 1844, claiming to have miscalculated Scripture. The realization that the predictions were incorrect resulted in the Great Disappointment.

1847 Aug 7 George Rapp Rapp, the founder of the Harmony Society, preached that Jesus would return in his lifetime, even as he lay dying on August 7, 1847.

1847 Harriet Livermore The second prediction of the end of the world from this preacher.

1853–1856 Various Many people[who?] thought the Crimean War was the Battle of Armageddon.

1862 John Cumming This Scottish clergyman stated it was 6000 years since Creation in 1862, and that the world would end.

Joseph Morris An English convert to Mormonism, Morris had revelations to gather his followers and wait for the Second Coming, through successive prophesied days.

1863 John Wroe The founder of the Christian Israelite Church calculated that the Millennium would begin this year.

1873 Jonas Wendell In 1870, Wendell published his views in the booklet entitled The Present Truth, or Meat in Due Season concluding that the Second Advent was sure to occur in 1873.

1874 Charles Taze Russell Predicted the return of Jesus to occur in 1874, and after this date reinterpreted the prediction to say that Jesus had indeed returned in invisible form.

1875-1925 Wilford Woodruff President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "[...] the Lord has not revealed to man the day or the hour, but he has revealed the generation [...] It is my faith that hundreds and thousands of the children that have been given to us will be alive in the flesh when Christ comes in the clouds of heaven in power and great glory." Historical life expectancy for Americans in 1875 was 50 years.

1881 Mother Shipton (attrib.) This 15th-century prophet was quoted as saying "The world to an end shall come, In eighteen hundred and eighty one" in a book published in 1862. In 1873 it was revealed to be a forgery; however, this did not stop some people from expecting the end.

1890 Wovoka The founder of the Ghost Dance movement predicted in 1889 that the Millennium would occur in 1890.

1901 Catholic Apostolic Church This church, founded in 1831, claimed that Jesus would return by the time the last of its 12 founding members died. The last member died in 1901.

1910 Camille Flammarion He predicted that the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet "would impregnate that atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet", but not the planet itself. "Comet pills" were sold to protect against toxic gases. The comet indicated the Second Coming to many.

1892–1911 Charles Piazzi Smyth This pyramidologist concluded from his research on the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Second Coming would occur somewhere between the years 1892 and 1911.

1914 Charles Taze Russell "...the battle of the great day of God Almighty… The date of the close of that "battle" is definitely marked in Scripture as October 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from October, 1874."

1915 John Chilembwe This Baptist educator and leader of a rebellion in the British protectorate of Nyasaland predicted the Millennium would begin this year.

1918 International Bible Students Association "Christendom shall be cut off and glorification of the Little Flock (The Church) in the Spring of 1918 A. D."

1920 International Bible Students Association In 1918, Christendom would go down as a system to oblivion and be succeeded by revolutionary governments. God would "destroy the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions." Church members would "perish by the sword of war, revolution and anarchy." The dead would lie unburied. In 1920 all earthly governments would disappear, with worldwide anarchy prevailing.

1925 Feb 13 Margaret Rowen According to this Seventh-Day Adventist, the angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and told her that the world would end at midnight on this date.

1926 Spencer Perceval (Junior) Son of the former Prime Minister of Britain and one of the 12 Apostles of the Catholic Apostolic Church. He believed that the world was growing nearer and nearer to the Apocalypse due to what he viewed as the rampant immorality of the times in Europe.

1935 Sep Wilbur Glenn Voliva This evangelist announced that "the world is going to go 'puff' and disappear" in September 1935.

1936 Herbert W. Armstrong The founder of the Worldwide Church of God told members of his church that the Rapture was to take place in 1936, and that only they would saved. After the prophecy failed, he changed the date three more times.
(Note: HWA did not believe in the RAPTURE doctrine -- remember, I obtained this list of false prophecy from Wikipedia.  What HWA did teach is that his church would be taken to a "place of safety", a place like Petra, located in modern Jordan.  Also, his Church was not named the Worldwide Church of God at this time.  Known only as the Church of God -- The teaching was that God would have His Name on His Church, thus -- Church pf God.  Later, late 60s HWA tried to obtain a copyright on the name, Church of God, but was denied, after all, several Church groups had this name, but this did not stop HWA, he renamed his church the Worldwide Church of God).  Another problem arises with saying that God's Name is God -- There are many "gods" and many "lords" but only One true God -- so, what is His Name?  All the gods have names so what is the name of your god?  YaHshua is the birth name of our Savior, not JESUS, but YaHshua and the God of Israel is YHWH (YaHWeH).  HWA nor his son Garner Ted Armstrong ever accepted the true identity of our Creator.)

1941 Jehovah's Witnesses A prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement.

1943 Herbert W. Armstrong The first of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 prediction failed to come true.

1947 John Ballou Newbrough The author of Oahspe: A New Bible foresaw the destruction of all nations and the beginning of post-apocalyptic anarchy in this year.

1954 Dec 21 Dorothy Martin The world was to be destroyed by terrible flooding on this date, claimed this leader of a UFO cult called Brotherhood of the Seven Rays. The fallout of the group after the prediction failed was the basis for the 1956 book When Prophecy Fails.

1959 Apr 22 Florence Houteff The 2nd Prophet of the Branch Davidians predicted the apocalypse foretold in the Book of Revelation would proceed on this date. The failure of the prophecy led to the split of the sect into several subsects, the most prominent led by Benjamin and Lois Roden.

1962 Feb 4 Jeane Dixon, various Indian astrologers Dixon predicted a planetary alignment on this day was to bring destruction to the world. Mass prayer meetings were held in India.

1967 Aug 20 George Van Tassel This day would mark the beginning of the third woe of the Apocalypse, during which the southeastern US would be destroyed by a Soviet nuclear attack, according to this UFO prophet, who claimed to have channeled an alien named Ashtar.

1967 Jim Jones The founder of the People's Temple stated he had visions that a nuclear holocaust was to take place in 1967.

1969 Aug 9 George Williams The founder of the Church of the Firstborn predicted the Second Coming of Christ would occur on this day.

1969 Charles Manson Manson predicted that an apocalyptic race war would occur in 1969 and ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders in an attempt to bring it about. Manson based his prediction on his interpretation of The Beatles' self-titled album.

1972 Herbert W. Armstrong The second of three revised dates from Armstrong after his 1936 and 1943 predictions failed to come true.

1974 Jan 11–21 David Berg Berg, the leader of Children of God, predicted that there would be a colossal doomsday event heralded by Comet Kohoutek.

1975 Herbert W. Armstrong Armstrong's fourth and final prediction.

(Note: The late Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God is now defunct, though it still lives on in many different splinter groups.  It is possibly the most splintered of all failed church that have fallen apart ever -- at least the most recorded thanks to the internet. For an informal list, if you are interested or a missing member, follow this link -- http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/offshoot.htm)

Jehovah's Witnesses From 1966 on, Jehovah's Witnesses published articles which stated that the fall of 1975 would be 6000 years since man's creation, and suggested that Armageddon could be finished by then.
(Note: According to the Hebrew calculations we are living in the year 5777 (2017).  Following the 6,000 year rule that man's rule over this earth will end, according to the Hebrew dating, we still have 223 years before we reach that magic number.  Hey, in historical time that is not very long at all, the USA is not much older than that, demostrating that a lot can happen in just 200 years)

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