Count Alessandro di Cagliostro was born #onthisday 1743 A.D. and died 26th August 1795 A.D. He was the occultist under the name of Giuseppe Balsamo.

Remembered as an Italian adventurer in a self-styled magician. He gathered fame and a glamorous figure in the royal courts of Europe for the many pursued variety of arts including, alchemy, physics, healing and even scrying.

Many decades after his death his reputation lived on but nevertheless over time there was rumours he was regarded as an impostor and charlatan.