While checking out the website for one of my favorite musicians, St. Germain, I noticed a note on the biography.
“At the court of Louis XV in 18th century France, there was a character who amazed everyone by pretending to be several centuries old.” *
This page presents Saint Germain (who was not a Saint, but named himself after a town by that name) as an immortal alchemist, confidant to the king and queen, celebrity of sorts, and an international spy. Personally, I agree with one of the other websites, which says:
“In reality, he was a true charmer, a consummate showman and, probably, a royal spy. Legend, and his followers, claim he never died, but historical records indicate he… died around 1784. …He was a well-educated man and a showman, perhaps in the same league as P.T. Barnum, although in a different arena.” *
But regardless of the truth behind it, you can’t help but get a kick out of reading about a man who claims to have personally known Nero and Dante, predicted the French Revolution, had an important role in the Russian Revolution, started FreeMasonry, and may still be alive today.