- Count A·les·san·dro di [ah-les-sahn-draw dee] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ di/, Giuseppe Balsamo, 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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Historical Examples of cagliostro
Cagliostro was ordered by the Inquisition to explain the meaning of this paper.Art in England
Cagliostro continued: "What is the first requisite to life?"
Cagliostro started, as if the question had roused him from a reverie.
The king remained silent, and Cagliostro buried his head in his hands.
"It is not necessary for you to suffer, sir," said Cagliostro.
- 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