His name has occasionally caused him to be confused with , a noted French general, and , an active. New York City: Pocket Books, 1974. Germain needed to proceed with the project. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. But the Character and Philosopher is what he seems to pretend to, and to be a good deal conceited of: the Others are put on to comply with Les Manieres du Monde, but that you are to suppose his real characteristic; and I can't but fancy he is a great Pretender in All kinds of Science, as well as that he really has acquired an uncommon Share in some'.
He assisted starting a porcelain factory in as furnace and colour specialist. Germain appeared in the French court around 1748. Germain, namely procurement of great wealth and extension of life. This extraordinary man, intended by nature to be the king of impostors and quacks, would say in an easy, assured manner that he was three hundred years old, that he knew the secret of the Universal Medicine, that he possessed a mastery over nature, that he could melt diamonds, professing himself capable of forming, out of ten or twelve small diamonds, one large one of the finest water without any loss of weight. A mime and English comedian known as Mi'Lord Gower impersonated St.
They include beliefs that he is , the , an alchemist with the , a , and that he prophesied the. Germain directly as its originator. Cara St Germain is also known as: Cara Saint Germain. The Prince was impressed and installed the Count in an abandoned factory at he had acquired especially for the Count, and supplied him with the materials and cloths that St.
The Count gave two private musical performances in London in April and May 1749. The king had given him a suite of rooms at Chambord, and a hundred thousand francs for the construction of a laboratory, and according to St. Prince Charles donated the factory to the crown and it was afterward converted into a hospital. Germain 1912 , which gives a satisfactory biographical sketch. The speculation is that his identity was safeguarded as a protective measure from the persecutions against the dynasty.
York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, 1999. The count showed the Prince several of his gems and he convinced the latter that he had invented a new method of colouring cloth. The official burial site for the count is at Nicolai Church German St. However, nothing has been made out against him; he is released; and, what convinces me that he is not a gentleman, stays here, and talks of his being taken up for a spy. On 3 April the same year, the mayor and the city council of Eckernförde issued an official proclamation about the auctioning off of the count's remaining effects in case no living relative would appear within a designated time period to lay claim on them.
Germain unless his credentials came directly from the French king. Later, in a letter of December of that same year, mentions the Count St. The prince later recounts in a letter that he was the only person in whom the count truly confided. He was scholar, linguist, musician, and chemist, good-looking, and a perfect ladies' man. One book attributed to the Count of Saint Germain is The Most Holy Trinosophia , a beautifully illustrated 18th century manuscript that describes in symbolic terms a journey of spiritual initiation or an alchemical process, depending on the interpretation. Another character, now quite old, born in the Victorian era, has stated that Professor Slocombe was an old man even then.
All this, he said, was a mere trifle to him. Numerous French and German biographies also have been published, among them Der Wiedergänger: Das zeitlose Leben des Grafen von Saint-Germain by Peter Krassa, Le Comte de Saint-Germain by Marie-Raymonde Delorme, and L'énigmatique Comte De Saint-Germain by Pierre Ceria and François Ethuin. Richard Malcolm, is actually the Count St. Milan, Italy: Ars Regia, 1912.
However, a direct refusal to extradite St. Germain to travel in May 1760 from to London under an assumed name, showing that this practice was officially accepted at the time. In spite of my knowledge of what he was and in spite of my own feelings, I thought him an astonishing man as he was always astonishing me. The second work attributed to St. Reprint ed, Secret Societies and the French Revolution.
The count died in his residence in the factory on 27 February 1784, while the prince was staying in , and the death was recorded in the register of the St. Los Angeles: Philosophical Research Society, 1959. The Duc de Choiseul convinced to disavow St. Le Landgrave Charles, Prince de Hesse, Mémoires de Mon Temps, p. Throughout his adult life, he deliberately spun a confusing web to conceal his actual name and origins, using different pseudonyms in the different places of Europe that he visited.