Alessandro Cagliostro

1743 - 1795

Alessandro Cagliostro

Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (US: , Italian: [alesˈsandro kaʎˈʎɔstro]; 2 June 1743 – 26 August 1795) was the alias of the occultist Giuseppe Balsamo (pronounced [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈbalsamo]; in French usually referred to as Joseph Balsamo). Cagliostro was 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Cagliostro has received more than 387,534 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular physician.

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Among physicians, Alessandro Cagliostro ranks 28 out of 438Before him are Michael Servetus, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, Georgius Agricola, Jean-Martin Charcot, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Rudolf Virchow. After him are Samuel Hahnemann, Alexis Carrel, Claude Bernard, Franz Mesmer, Paul Ehrlich, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran.

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Among people born in 1743, Alessandro Cagliostro ranks 7Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Jean-Paul Marat, Madame du Barry, Luigi Boccherini, and Marquis de Condorcet. After him are Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Carl Peter Thunberg, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Nicolai Abildgaard. Among people deceased in 1795, Alessandro Cagliostro ranks 2Before him is Louis XVII of France. After him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, François-André Danican Philidor, Sayat-Nova, Ahilyabai Holkar, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Carl Michael Bellman, Georg Benda, Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, Samuel Wallis, and Honoré III, Prince of Monaco.

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In Malta

Among people born in Malta, Alessandro Cagliostro ranks 1 out of 42After him are Edward de Bono (1933), Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1876), Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (1958), Frans Sammut (1945), George Abela (1948), Eddie Fenech Adami (1934), Agatha Barbara (1923), Guido de Marco (1931), Saint Publius (100), Anthony Mamo (1909), and Dom Mintoff (1916).


Among physicians born in Malta, Alessandro Cagliostro ranks 1

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