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Comte de Saint-Germain, (Fictitious) MP
(c.1712 - c.1784)
"the Marquis de Montferrat", "Aymar or Marquis de Betmar", "Chevalier Schoening", "Count Weldon", "Comte Soltikoff", "Graf Tzarogy and Prinz Ragoczy"
The Count claimed to be a son of Francis II Rákóczi, the Prince of Transylvania, possibly legitimate, possibly by Duchess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria. This would account for his wealth and fine educat...
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro MP
(1743 - 1795)
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (2 June 1743 to 26 August 1795) was the alias of the occultist Giuseppe Balsamo (in French usually referred to as Joseph Balsamo ), an Italian adventurer.
Rev. John Allin, of Rye & Woodbridge MP
(1623 - 1715)
"John Allen / John Jacques Allen"
The Chymical Cleric: John Allin, Puritan Alchemist
John Allin, the son of John Allin of Wrentham, Suffolk (c1605-1671) and his wife Margaret (died 1653), was born on 13 October 1623. His father, who ...
Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand MP
(1772 - 1843)
Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand (1772–1843) was a French professional fortune-teller, active for more than 40 years and of considerable fame during the Napoleonic era. Lenormand claimed to have given car...
Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer MP
(1734 - 1815)
Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated ...
Emanuel Swedenborg MP
(1688 - 1772)
a bachelor all his life
"Documents concerning the life and character of Emanuel Swedenborg, collected, translated, and annotated"