Cagliostro, Count

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  • CAGLIOSTRO, COUNT ALESSANDRO DI —    assumed name of an arch impostor, his real name being Giuseppe Balsamo, born in Palermo, of poor parents; early acquired a smattering of chemistry and medicine, by means of which he perpetrated the most audacious frauds, which, when detected… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cagliostro in Wien — ( Cagliostro in Vienna ) is an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauß (Sohn) to a libretto by F. Zell and Richard Genée. It premiered on 27 February 1875 at the Theater an der Wien, featuring Marie Geistinger and Alexander Girardi.ReceptionThe… …   Wikipedia

  • Count of St. Germain — Count Saint Germain redirects here. For other uses of St. Germain see Saint Germain (disambiguation). An engraving of the Count of St Germain by Nicolas Thomas made in 1783, after a painting then owned by the Marquise d Urfe and now apparently… …   Wikipedia

  • Cagliostro, Alessandro, Count di — ▪ Italian charlatan original name  Giuseppe Balsamo   born June 2, 1743, Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies [Italy] died Aug. 26, 1795, San Leo, Papal States       charlatan, magician, and adventurer who enjoyed enormous success in… …   Universalium

  • Cagliostro — noun Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743 1795) • Syn: ↑Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, ↑Giuseppe Balsamo • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sorcerer, ↑magician, ↑wizard, ↑necromancer, ↑thaumaturge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Count Alessandro di Cagliostro — noun Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743 1795) • Syn: ↑Cagliostro, ↑Giuseppe Balsamo • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sorcerer, ↑magician, ↑wizard, ↑necromancer, ↑thaumaturge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cagliostro — biographical name Count Alessandro di 1743 1795 originally Giuseppe Balsamo Italian adventurer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cagliostro — /kal yoh stroh/; It. /kah lyaws trddaw/, n. Count Alessandro di /ah les sahn drddaw dee/, (Giuseppe Balsamo), 1743 95, Italian adventurer and impostor. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cagliostro — Ca•glios•tro [[t]kælˈyoʊ stroʊ[/t]] n. big Count Alessandro di, (Giuseppe Balsamo), 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor …   From formal English to slang

  • Cagliostro — /kælˈjɒstroʊ/ (say kal yostroh) noun Count Alessandro di /alɛˈsandroʊ di/ (say ahle sahndroh dee) (Giuseppe Balsamo), 1743–95, unscrupulous Italian adventurer and supposed magician …   Australian English dictionary

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