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(Italian kaʎˈʎostro)
(Biography) 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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(kælˈyoʊ stroʊ)

Count Alessandro di, (Giuseppe Balsamo), 1743–95, Italian adventurer and impostor.
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Noun1.Cagliostro - Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)Cagliostro - Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)
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The protection of Masonic lodges allowed ambitious practitioners of magic, like Count Cagliostro, to forge international reputations for themselves.
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He is too fictitious to be real and yet, like a modern Cagliostro, he stands for real persons who engage in all sorts of devious plans and spread misinformation that affect millions of people.
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