Who was the Count of Saint Germain? Is he immortal or even a time traveler? Apart from him, probably nobody even knows it. The fact is, however, that he often astonished his listeners when he described inventions, which were still unkown in the 18th Century - the railroad and the steamboat. How did he know it?
The Count of Saint Germain is designated as a famous adventurer of the 18th century, who was known throughout Europe as "the miracle man". Nothing definite is known of his parentage, and his death is shrouded in darkness. Voltaire, a cynic who was not easily impressed, characterized him – face to face with Frederick the Great – as "the man who knows everything and never dies!"
According to witnesses, he had lived for at least two hundred years, while hardly changed his appearance.
The count turned up suddenly from nowhere. All his life he was surrounded by intrigue and rumours of magical powers. He should have had more than eighty pseudonyms, and also the name of Saint Germain was probably not his real one.
He first appeared in 1710, which was testified by the composer Jean-Philip Rameau and the young Countess of Geordie, whom described him as a forty to forty-five year old man. As for the next two decades, almost nothing is known except that he was a close confidant of Madame de Pompadour and had a great influence in Freemason lodges and other secret societies of that time.
Between 1737 and 1742, Saint Germain stayed at the court of the Shah of Persia, where he acquired probably a part of his vast knowledge about diamonds. In 1743, he appeared at the court of King Louis XV. and was famous for his great wealth and his alchemical skills. He himself claimed to have found the philosopher's stone and produce diamonds, as well as having traveled to the Himalayas and had found the people who "know everything". In addition, he added that "one must have studied in the Pyramids, as I have done it" to trace his secret. He also said that he had traveled through space. "A very long time I flew through space. I saw globes, the world revolved around me and at my feet.” On another occasion he said:" I traveled through time and found myself unconsciously in distant countries. "
The count was assessed a visionary - he told of inventions from the future. It is further claimed that he could make himself invisible in front of witnesses and appeared suddenly whenever and wherever he wanted.
In 1744, the count was jailed for espionage in England but was released after interrogation. 1745 and 1746 he lived at the Viennese court like a prince and was "witty and highly gifted." He was not only described as being very rich, but spoke in addition to several European and Arab, Oriental and classical languages, and was an excellent violin and piano player. Moreover, he was a vegetarian and only drank wine occasionally.
Between 1747 and 1760 he attained the height of his fame at the court of Louis XV., in front of whom he enlarged or increased diamonds. There they gave him a laboratory for his alchemical experiments. The Countess of Geordie - then at the age of seventy years – was very surprised that Saint Germain still looked like when they met fifty years ago.
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