Alessandro Cagliostro  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (June 2, 1743 Palermo, Sicily - August 26, 1795 San Leo, Province of Pesaro and Urbino) was the alias for the charlatan Giuseppe Balsamo, an Italian traveller, occultist and Freemason.

In fiction

Occult tricks a la Cagliostro

More scandals followed and Casanova moved on to Venice where he made his way by defrauding wealthy socialites with occult tricks a la Cagliostro. ...

The charlatan Cagliostro

This element of Rosicrucianism, fostesed by a wave of popular magical interest exemplified in the vogue of the charlatan Cagliostro and the publication of ... --[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]] (1924-1927) - H. P. Lovecraft

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