Balsamo, Giuseppe

Balsamo, Giuseppe:

see Cagliostro, AlessandroCagliostro, Alessandro, Conte di
, 1743–95, Italian adventurer, magician, and alchemist, whose real name was Giuseppe Balsamo. After early misadventures in Italy he traveled in Greece, Arabia, Persia, and Egypt.
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