Count Alessandro di
[ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/ (Show IPA), (Giuseppe Balsamo) 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
Historical Examples

Then Cagliostro was called, but almost as a matter of form, and dismissed immediately.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

Cagliostro started, as if the question had roused him from a reverie.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

Ten years later we shall hear more of this couple under the name of Cagliostro.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

The king remained silent, and Cagliostro buried his head in his hands.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

He was actually charged with being a sorcerer, like Cagliostro, an accusation that reads very strange in the Nineteenth Century.
Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft Henry Ridgely Evans

“Oh, that will be needless for you, madame,” said Cagliostro.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

And Cagliostro pronounced these words in so thrilling a voice that every one was struck with horror.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

She left the room, and Cagliostro was about to follow her when Richelieu stopped him.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

Had not Cagliostro predicted some such fate to Gilbert for Mirabeau?
The Royal Life Guard Alexander Dumas (pere)

“Let us speak of something else,” said Cagliostro, sitting down.
The Queen’s Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre

Count Alessandro di (alesˈsandro di), original name Giuseppe Balsamo. 1743–95, Italian adventurer and magician, who was imprisoned for life by the Inquisition for his association with freemasonry


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