Alessandro Cagliostro  

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"This element of Rosicrucianism, fostered by a wave of popular magical interest exemplified in the vogue of the charlatan Cagliostro and the publication of Francis Barrett's The Magus (1801), a curious and compendious treatise on occult principles and ceremonies, of which a reprint was made as lately as 1896, figures in Bulwer-Lytton and in many late Gothic novels, especially that remote and enfeebled posterity which straggled far down into the nineteenth century and was represented by George W. M. Reynolds's Faust and the Demon and Wagner the Wehr-Wolf."--Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927) by H. P. Lovecraft

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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. ...

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