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  • Yes, he did.

    Perhaps he could foresee his own future, When he was born the Hailey's comet was first seen, Mark Twain had said that when the Hailey's comet would pass the earth the next time he would die, and correctly so he died on the twenty first of April 1910, exactly one day after the Hailey's comet showed up.

  • Yes, Mark Twain basically predicted his own death.

    The fact that Mark Twain predicted his death carries no supernatural overtones at all. He was born around the time of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835. Later in life, he said he would probably go out with it, too. In 1909, Twain said it was his dearest wish to die, or go out, with the next appearance of the comet. He got his wish. I view it as more wish than prediction, but it's been called a prediction ever since at least 1910, when he died.

  • Mark Twain predicted his own death.

    Mark Twain's prediction of his own death seems to be somewhat accurate. Being a well known writer his prediction about his own death interests people world over. Perhaps he could foresee his own future, When he was born the Hailey's comet was first seen, Mark Twain had said that when the Hailey's comet would pass the earth the next time he would die, and correctly so he died on the twenty first of April 1910, exactly one day after the Hailey's comet showed up.

  • Talented writer, but not psychic

    Mark Twain, whilst a talented writer and an intelligent man, did not predict his own death. Felt unwell and estimated when he'd die? Possibly. Guessed and was randomly proven to be correct? Possibly. Make a prediction and then make sure it became true? Possibly - but is that a real prediction.


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