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THE ADVENTURES OF CAGLIOSTRO
One believed to have been given the name of Joseph Balsamo but who later adopted the name "Count Cagliostro", has the doubtful distinction of being the world's outstanding Masonic charlatan.
He became a Mason in London in 1776, and later conceived the idea of his "Egyptian Rite", which he formulated and promoted with his wife.
The project was a money making scheme; they founded lodges through out Europe.
His colorful career came to an end when he established on of his lodges in Rome.
He was arrested on December 27, 1789, and charged with the "crime" of being a Freemason.
He was imprisoned by the papal police, was questioned, tortured, tried and found guilty.
He died some years later while still in prison.
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