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Comte de Saint Germain

The Count of St. Germain (allegedly died February 27, 1784) was a courtier, adventurer, inventor, amateur scientist, violinist, amateur composer, and a mysterious gentleman; he also displayed some skills with the practice of alchemy. He was known as ‘Der Wundermann’ — ‘The Wonderman’. He was a man whose origin was unknown and who disappeared without leaving a trace.

Since his death, various occult organizations have adopted him as a model figure or even as a powerful deity. In recent years several people have claimed to be the Count of St. Germain. (Note that St Germain was never regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church – the “st.” before his name refers to his alleged home).



The Count of St. Germain (born 1712?; died 27 February 1784) has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and an amateur composer. He achieved great prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s, and since then various scholars have linked him to mysticism, occultism, secret societies, and various conspiracy theories. Contemporaries referred to him (often ironically) as 'the Wonderman'. Colin Wilson describes him as a charlatan, yet nevertheless possessed of genius. His name has occasionally caused him to be confused with Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germain, a noted French general, and Robert-Francois Quesnay de Saint Germain, an active occultist.



Background

The scarcity of contemporary biographical detail about St. Germain (alongside his own apparent self-mythologising) has supported the construction of many versions of his origins and ancestry, but the most commonly attributed background are that he was:

  • The son of Francis II Rákóczi, the Prince of Transylvania, by Rákóczi's first wife. Originally his name was Rákóczi Lipót Lajos György József Antal. In recent times this has been the most popular of the theories.
  • The illegitimate son of Maria Anna of Pfalz-Neuburg, the widow of Charles II of Spain
  • The Wandering Jew

Author Jean Overton-Fuller has quite a bit of research done on the Count's possible background.


Death

In 1779 St. Germain arrived in Altona in Schleswig. Here he made an acquaintance with Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, who also had an interest in mysticism and was a member of several secret societies. 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 Prince was impressed and installed the Count in an abandonded factory at Eckernförde he had acquried especially for the Count, and supplied him with the needed materials and cloths that St. Germain needed to proceed to with the project. The two met frequently in the following years, and the Prince outfitted a laboratory for alchymistic experiments in his nearby summerresidence Louisenlund, where they, among other things, coorporated in creating gemstones and jewelry. The Prince later recounts in a letter that he was the only person in whom the Count truly confided in. He told the Prince that he was the son of the Transylvanian Prince Francis II Rákóczi, and that he had been 88 years of age when he arrived in Schleswig.
The Count died in his residence in the factory on the 27th February 1784, while the Prince was staying in Kassel, and the death was recorded in the register of the St. Nicolai Church in Eckernförde.

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He was buried March 2 and the cost of the burial was listed in the accounting books of the church the following day. On April 3 the same year, the mayor and the city council of Eckernförde issued an official proclamation about the auctioneering off of the Count's remaining effects in case no living relative would appear within a designated time period to lay claim on them. Prince Charles donated the the factory to the crown and it was afterwards converted into a hospital.
Jean Fuller-Overton found, during her research, that the Count's estate upon his death was: a packet of paid and receipted bills and quittances, 82 Rthler and 13 shillings (cash), 29 various groups of items of clothing (this includes gloves, stockings, trousers, shirts, etc), 14 linen shirts, 8 other groups of linen items, and various sundries (razors, buckles, toothbrushes, sunglasses, combs, etc). There were no diamonds, jewels, gold, or any other riches. There were no kept cultural items from travels, personal items (like his violin), or any notes of correspondence.

Personal Factoids

  • The Count kept a miniature portrait of his mother who "was in strange dress" according to Comtesse de Genlis in 1723.
  • In 1749 the Count was employed by Louis XV for diplomatic missions.
  • The official burial site for the Count is at Nicolai Church at Nikolaikirchen in Eckernforde. He was buried March 2, 1784 in a private grave.
  • While traveling abroad, the Count used many different names, some funny and some not. The list: Count Weldone (or Welldone), Saint-Noel, Pere Joseph (to Madame Blavatsky)

Books attributed to St. Germain

In Fiction

In the short story "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin, Saint-Germain figures as the mystic who teaches the Countess a sequence of cards to play at faro that will always win. He is also mentioned for the same reason in the libretto of the opera The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
In The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, the count plays a role as Flamel's student and is immortal, living in Paris with his wife, Jeanne d'Arc.

 

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