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Count Alessandro di Cagliostro was the alias of the occultist Giuseppe Balsamo, an Italian adventurer and self-styled magician.  He became a glamorous figure associated with the royal courts of Europe where he pursued various occult arts, including psychic healing, alchemy and scrying. His reputation lingered for many decades after his death, but continued to deteriorate, as he came to be regarded as a charlatan and impostor[1].

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Reference

  1. Wikipedia: Alessandro Cagliostro
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